A Happy Teacher journey

Why kindness counts

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”. Dr Seuss What do you think of when you hear the word kindness?    Maybe you remember a time when someone’s words or actions made your day, or even your week, brighter?  We all know that...

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Why are you so tired?

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”   Thomas Dekker   Do you have any term time habits that you’d like to break?  I find I tend to live a life of two halves: term time and holidays.  In term time I am tired, stressed and...

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The key to happiness: not expecting to be happy all the time!

Are you on the happiness treadmill?  Deferring happiness until you mark those essays, write those reports, or, highly topical, survive the term? If so, you’re not likely to end up all that happy, no matter how much #selfcare you’re scheduling into your weekend. ...

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Are you ready to do your holiday right?

The summer holidays are nearly here!  Are you ready to do your holiday right or are you at risk of ruining it by thinking about what you wish you’d done this year, what you should do in order to be ‘properly’ ready for September, or worse still, checking your school...

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Is gratitude the secret to happiness?

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero A grateful mindset has been shown to have stronger links to good mental health and life satisfaction than most other personality traits, including optimism and hope.  ...

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Join me for a 21 day experiment in happiness?

It’s the final term of the school year.  Not long now and it’s the summer holidays!  We should be feeling happy. SATS are done, GCSE and A-level exams are underway, if you teach Year 11 or 13 you might be lucky enough to have some precious ‘gained time’, and all of...

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