Let’s guess your resolutions for 2019:
- Eat better.
- Explore a new hobby.
- Exorcise a bad habit.
Are we close?
Statistics show that these are the most common resolutions alongside saving money and getting more sleep. Statistics also show that only 50% of people are confident that they can stick to their resolutions while 1 in 5 people admit that their resolutions are overly ambitious and potentially unsustainable.
Setting targets to improve our lives naturally comes with the territory of New Year and many of them focus on physical improvements, but one of the most important things people always forget is to make a resolution about their well-being.
Have you considered your mental fitness as well as your physical fitness?
The fact is that as many as 16 million people in the UK experience a mental illness, 1 in 4 people are affected by mental illness and the number of prescriptions related to conditions of mental illness have doubled in the last decade according to the NHS so it is now more important than ever to make sure that you consider your mental health as much as your physical health.
And let’s face it, teaching can be stressful. It can feel like there isn’t enough time to do everything. It can feel like it’s impossible to jump through the hoops. It can feel like you are burning a factory of candles at both ends. From observations, learning walks, book scrutinies, parents evenings, CPD, briefings, marking… this is a career where you can quickly become overwhelmed and under pressure.
That is where we step in. Our Twinkl team is staffed by people who know how you feel and who have been there too: teachers and educators. We know that you might stay up until midnight marking and then worry about how little planning you had time to do for your next lesson. We know that you sometimes face a class that just don’t get it and you need some other resources up your sleeve to help them along the way. We know that sometimes you just don’t feel like you have the time/energy/imagination to create resources. We know that you want to get home and rest before another intense teaching day. We know that for some it’s so easy to fall into the trap of working all hours and having a poor work-life balance.
You know that reinventing the wheel is a waste of your precious time, energy and resources.
All of our lessons are differentiated and designed to prepare students for the key objectives of the exam specifications. They are carefully planned and resourced so that you can deliver them with tweaks to personalise it for your classes. We have resources available for free and we also have resources available from £5 per month: that’s for as many resources, downloads and ideas as you can use, not per resource.
Let Twinkl free up your time for those all-important New Year’s Resolutions – join our New Year Teachers’ Revolution: have time for work-life balance; have time for family; have time for you. Happy New Year from all of us at Twinkl!
Follow us on Twitter (@TwinklEnglish) and Facebook (Twinkl Secondary English Group) in January for hints and tips about improving your wellbeing in 2019 and some useful resources to save you time for some you-time!
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