Wellbeing can be defined as being comfortable, healthy or happy – and for many schools, they’re getting this massively wrong with piecemeal pleasantries that masquerade as positive approaches to wellbeing instead of genuine care for their staff. The term ‘wellbeing’ … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Wellbeing: How Schools Get it Wrong
Is it time to reconsider the stigma attached to teachers sporting tattoos? Continue reading Is It Time to Change the Rules on Teaching with Tattoos?
Play is important. Sometimes we learn best when what we’re doing doesn’t actually feel like learning. The primary education sector is highly attuned to this; the secondary sector, rather less so. Even the under elevens are having their playtimes squeezed, … Continue reading Why Teachers Need ‘Play Time’ Too
Teaching is a two-way street, so they say. Of course, for all the time they’re with us, teachers would cross the street to avoid encountering a pupil outside of school, and they would do likewise. Once they’ve graduated onto the … Continue reading 5 Things You Can Learn from Ex-Students
The students think they’ve got it tough dressing for school. How low can they tie the knot in their tie? How short should they wear their skirt? Which black, branded sports trainer should they wear to side-step the school shoe … Continue reading 5 Curious Secondary School Fashion Observations
Teachers do a particularly important job of nurturing and fostering the minds of the next generation and while it’s not an entirely thankless job, sometimes appreciation wouldn’t go amiss. Especially during exam season. Here are 5 things teachers could do … Continue reading 5 Things All Teachers Need More Of
Ah, exam season. Panic, tears and tantrums all round. Here are some telltale signs you might’ve already noticed. Pupils who’ve not listened to a word you’ve said for the best part of two years suddenly want to know what’s going … Continue reading 6 Signs That Exam Season Is Upon Us
The news that a Walsall infant school has had to employ a nappy changer to help pupils who aren’t toilet-trained got us thinking about thankless tasks that are performed across the secondary school spectrum. In education, there should always be … Continue reading 5 Unsung School Roles