Wellbeing


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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Mar

25

2020
How to start a running habit with Jonny Muir

How to start a running habit with Jonny Muir

    LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS | LISTEN ON SPOTIFY | LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCAST The country, as we all know far too well, is now in lockdown. We have, however, one glimmer of hope – once a day we can escape the confines of our homes and exercise. One of the most efficient and effective ways we can do that, is to go for...

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Mar

15

2020
Podcast: The Well Teacher – Kat Howard

Podcast: The Well Teacher – Kat Howard

Challenging the narrative of teacher wellbeing. Kat Howard @SayMiss is a woman on a mission: to stop the patronising wellbeing advice often offered to teachers, and instead have a real intellectual dialogue about what we can about teachers being driven out of the profession. Kat, a deputy headteacher and an English teacher is the first guest on ‘The Well Teacher podcast.’  She is the author of...

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Mar

09

2020
The Well Teacher Podcast

The Well Teacher Podcast

Five years ago I had a complete breakdown, which left me with bed bound for weeks and emotionally and physically drained. I was living life at a relentless pace, working ridiculous hours and juggling lots of early responsibility in management in a school in central London. I did eventually return to that employment, but at the end of that school year I moved schools, back...

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Feb

01

2019
The Introduction to ‘A Quiet Education’

The Introduction to ‘A Quiet Education’

    Schools are anything but quiet. Their walls reverberate with noise, with a hubbub of activity that begins long before the bell loudly dictates the start of the day. The interpersonal demands are huge: talk and communication dominate every space. For those of us who are more inclined to quiet, it can be an exhausting experience. To the untrained eye it may not appear...

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Aug

28

2018
Retro Microphone

The TES English Teaching Podcast

For the past two months I have had a social media and, for the most part, educational break. I haven’t read anything on education, I haven’t seen a single Twitter feed and I have, as far as possible, tried to live a mobile phone free existence. I won’t bore you too much with the rationale for this, and fear not – this is not another...

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Jun

23

2018
Teaching and Learning Leeds Conference: ‘Slow Teaching: A recipe for improved teaching, leadership and wellbeing.’

Teaching and Learning Leeds Conference: ‘Slow Teaching: A recipe for improved teaching, leadership and wellbeing.’

I have spent this week obsessing and fretting about delivering this at the wonderful Teaching and Learning Leeds Conference. This was the initial ‘script’, and while I gave learning it a good bash, what I spluttered through in fifty minutes might not have sounded exactly like this! “The best laid schemes” and all that…   I appreciate that this is a slightly terrifying list for...

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Nov

11

2017
Slow Teaching: ‘Serene and Stoical Behaviour Management’

Slow Teaching: ‘Serene and Stoical Behaviour Management’

“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” Epictetus A short journey through the remarkable life of the philosopher Epictetus can begin to justify why his words open a chapter on the mystery that is effective behaviour management. Born around 50 A.D he arrived in Rome without family as the property of the rich and powerful Epaphroditus, a man...

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