Do you need to dial down the negativity?

Do you need to dial down the negativity?

Have you ever found yourself replaying over and over the lesson that didn’t go well?  Recalling the rude comment a student once made about your skill with technology every time you go to turn on the computer?  Stewing over the one ‘even better if’ comment made as a...
Why kindness counts

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...
Join me for a 21 day experiment in happiness?

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...
10 ways to reduce stress with happiness

10 ways to reduce stress with happiness

A career in teaching is both rewarding and uniquely challenging.  It doesn’t matter where, who or what you teach: the pace of change is rapid, the level of scrutiny is high and the workload can be punishing.  So it is important that you prioritise taking care of...

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