Thursday, May 23, 2019

How to balance your mental health with a hectic teaching schedule

As a teacher, you’re often racing around solving a million and one different problems at once, barely getting a moment for a...
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Top Tips for Teaching Assistants

If you’re reading this, you’re probably working as, or thinking about becoming, a teaching assistant. Having worked as a teaching assistant and learning support...
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A New Chapter… in a New School!

After spending a few years at a school, becoming confident in teaching and following the procedures, as well as being within a happy, caring...
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Key Stage 4: Reflections and Resolutions

Since results day I've been quietly reflecting on what worked and what I will do in the next academic year. To give some context,...
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Why I Love Teaching

Teaching. It's a bit of a funny job really. You get berated publicly for both working too much and working too little (I never...
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Part 3: What I’ll Take With Me

While I’m not teaching anymore, there are certain lessons from my experiences in the classroom that have helped me in my new pursuits. Indeed,...
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PSHE is Just the Beginning When it Comes to Student Mental Health

We are all painfully aware of the current state of youth mental health. With ever increasing numbers of young people experiencing mental illnesses from...
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Part 2: Why I Left Teaching

At some point in our lives, most of us are likely to have observed that asking kids of a certain age what they want...
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Part 1: Why I Wanted to be a Teacher

I knew without question that I wanted to be a teacher. I knew it without having to think about it. Without research, without a...
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The Power of Words: Why I Love World Book Day

World Book Day started in 1998 in the UK and I remember it as if it was yesterday. In reality, I was just being...

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