Nov

20

2020
On Toxic Schools

On Toxic Schools

This is a sample chapter from my new book ‘Teacher Resilience: Managing stress and anxiety to thrive in the profession’.  Anxious anecdote 8.15am. Zane’s door opened without warning. Thomas, the school’s deputy headteacher (a man who had been teaching for a grand total of five years), stood with a clipboard and one of the colour-coded spreadsheets that seemed to be an extension of his extremely...

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Nov

13

2020
Teacher Resilience

Teacher Resilience

I’m delighted that today is the publication of my third book ‘Teacher Resilience: Managing Stress and Anxiety to Thrive in the Classroom’. As much as a I love the process of writing, I didn’t expect to publish another book this year. To be fair: I didn’t expect much of how this year has turned out! In an attempt to maintain some sanity in between wrestling...

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Oct

19

2020
Mary Myatt interview: Fewer things, greater depth.

Mary Myatt interview: Fewer things, greater depth.

LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS | LISTEN ON SPOTIFY | LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCAST If you are anything like me, I’m sure you would agree that the past half term has been a challenging one. As wonderful as it is being back doing our core purpose in classrooms with young people, we are stretched both emotionally and in the extensive new demands on our time. It...

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Oct

03

2020
The Introduction to ‘Teacher Resilience’

The Introduction to ‘Teacher Resilience’

This is the introduction to my new book ‘Teacher Resilience: Managing stress and anxiety to thrive in the classroom’.  It is available to pre-order now, and will be out via John Catt Educational at the start of November. Anxious anecdote “Bryanna, can I have some more focus from you, please?” David was aware of the note of pleading in his voice. There was certainly none...

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Aug

30

2020
Cartoon School classroom interior, flat vector illustration

The Well Teacher Festival: A collection

I have spent a great deal of the past few months reflecting and writing on teacher resilience, and how we can retain more brilliant teachers in the profession. The result of many long lockdown evenings, my new book ‘Teacher Resilience: Managing stress and anxiety‘ to thrive in the profession’ will be published by John Catt Educational in October. That stress and anxiety is at its...

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Jun

18

2020
What will improve teaching and learning in our schools?

What will improve teaching and learning in our schools?

LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS | LISTEN ON SPOTIFY | LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCAST I’m really pleased that the final espiode of this series of the podcast is an absolute cracker. Bruce Robertson is a Deputy Headteacher and author of ‘The Teaching Delusion’. He also has an infectious enthusiasm for all things teaching and learning – believing it should be central to everything we do in...

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Jun

16

2020
How can we keep teachers in the profession?

How can we keep teachers in the profession?

LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS | LISTEN ON SPOTIFY | LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCAST How can we keep teachers in the profession? It is a question that many are wrestling with and the retention rates suggest that in many ways, we are struggling to find the answers. Haili Hughes has invested a significant amount of time exploring this issue. She is the author of the excellent...

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Jun

10

2020
The benefits of mindfulness for teachers and young people

The benefits of mindfulness for teachers and young people

LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS | LISTEN ON SPOTIFY | LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCAST In both of my books there has been chapters on the nature and benefits of a meditation habit. It is something I am hugely passionate about, and has had a real impact on my own stress levels over the past five years. In this chapter from ‘A Quiet Education’, Tackling Teacher Burn Out,...

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Jun

06

2020
Conversations about the curriculum

Conversations about the curriculum

LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS | LISTEN ON SPOTIFY | LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCAST The nature, and importance of our curriculum is a hugely topical and vital conversation for educators at the moment. In terms of our capacity to thrive and develop confidence as teachers, our understanding of the nuances of the curriculum, and how best to deliver it, is a vital exploration. Do we know...

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May

28

2020
The compassionate approach to managing stress and anxiety

The compassionate approach to managing stress and anxiety

  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS | LISTEN ON SPOTIFY | LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCAST It was a real privilege to have the opportunity to talk to today’s guest on ‘The Well Teacher Podcast’: Professor Paul Gilbert. Paul Gilbert is a professor of clinical psychology, and the author of over twenty books, including the bestsellers ‘The Compassionate Mind’ and ‘Overcoming Depression.’  He was recently awarded an...

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