Well Being

Quit the Classroom- Life beyond teaching

Thinking of leaving teaching? Has teaching completely changed from the career you went into? Do not worry, there are plenty of opportunities out there for someone with your vast array of skills. If you want to stay in the ‘education/child’ field: You could: 1.    Become a Private Tutor Becoming a tutor is probably the most …

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How do we encourage cooperation in the classroom?

As teachers we always want our children to form sustainable, healthy relationships with their peers. We teach many of these skills everyday throughout the year, as well as within lessons such as PSHE and the encouragement of teamwork within PE lessons. Some schools have also subscribed to programs that help to encourage such skills. According …

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Vectors of transmission or not?

Unsurprisingly the government has yet again ignored Scientific advice. Educational establishments are being neglected as is usual. Where has the caution gone? SAGE the government’s scientific advisory group told them that a phased return not dissimilar to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would be prudent. The government and opposition, in their infinite wisdom have again …

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7 of the Best Home schooling Reads

Another lockdown and parents are once again supporting their children’s learning. These books on home schooling, offering support and ideas are perfect additions to your makeshift classroom. I have tried to include more books relating to the UK education system, but as I’m sure you can appreciate, many of the books on homeschooling are American. …

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How to stop worrying about what the other mums at the school gates think.

 How many times have you stood at the school gates worrying about what the other mums think of you. Admit it–you care a lot about what other people think.  Don’t worry, it’s natural. We’re hardwired to seek acceptance and social approval–it’s in our DNA, after all.  That’s why disapproval and rejection hurt so much. It’s …

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10 Tips to improve your commute

A 2017 study from the University of the West of England found that “every extra minute of commute time reduces job satisfaction, leisure time satisfaction, and mental health.” Another 2017 study from Mercer found that people with longer commutes are more likely to suffer from depressive illness, to have financial issues, to report feeling stressed by work, and suffer …

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