April is Stress Awareness Month - a perfect time for reflecting on your own well-being and how you tackle stress in your life and work! The aim of this article is to raise awareness of some of the more theoretical work that has been done in the area of (tackling) stress and burnout, particularly among … Continue reading Stress Awareness Discussion Points #teacher5aday
Category: Teacher Wellbeing
To keep up my wellbeing in 2017, I hereby pledge to... #CONNECT -Keep in touch with friensd and family near and far more often. Actually call or write to people. Eat lunch with my colleagues at least once a week. Interact more via my blog and those I follow (help me get going by commenting below!), … Continue reading My 2017 #teacher5aday Pledges
Many teachers have just started a new teaching term, maybe a new job in a new school, or teaching new students. And we all know the statistics on just how many teachers suffer from stress and burnout. I know this first hand! 😦 And so I thought it might be a nice idea to share simple little things that … Continue reading It’s the simple things in life…
So... I'm really slow and have only just discovered this blog challenge from a couple of years back! But I think it's a great chance to use my blog from some professional networking, so I'm joining in anyway, and hope that I can somehow revive it!! Here's the challenge: Acknowledge the nominating blogger. Share 11 random facts … Continue reading 11 Things
It's such a big topic, we hear about it all over the place: Burnout. Sadly, though, few people seem to take it seriously and build up strategies to prevent themselves becoming Burnout's next victim. I learnt this the hard way. And once I admitted to myself that I was suffering, I started to ask others for … Continue reading Beating Burnout & Avoiding Stress: Top Tips from/for Teachers
This is not a challenge; you don't need to tip water over your head, take a photo of yourself with a sign, or post anything at all if you don't want to! This is about YOU. And it's just my suggestion of a small first step in making sure work doesn't take over your life. I've … Continue reading Do one thing every day that’s not work.
This is such a great idea and I can’t find enough ways of sharing it! I know so many of us teachers who are actually already suffering from stress and sometimes some pretty severe consequences! It seems to me that we can’t expect too much help from outside (from governments/public who think we all have too much holiday, or from institutions who are only interested in meeting targets or making money) and so we have to help ourselves! And this is a brilliant inspiration to do so! I’m so glad that I have come across this idea, albeit rather late! But it’s never too late to start looking after yourself and protecting your well-being at work! Some of the suggestions on the list are things that I/you/we might already be doing, but categorising them mentally in a new framework highlights how good they are for me/you/us, and brings a whole new level of satisfaction/sense of achievement into the frame. Brilliant idea – thank you, and keep sharing!!
The start of #teacher5aday – different sides of the same coin
Happiness is on the rise globally, according to an end-of-year survey of 64,000 people in 65 countries.
The launch of #teacher5aday has contributed very positively to my happiness this month. Lots of support and positive feedback for the initial idea shared here http://wp.me/p4VbxY-6E. A number of #well-being superheroes have shared their ideas about how they will start looking after themselves more and therefore look after their students as well.
There is also a collection of #Nurture1415 blogs, a great idea from @ChocoTzar in which people review last years achievements, and talk about their hopes for this one. http://suecowley.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/the-nurture-1415-collection/
In January I hope that teachers will continue to discuss their well-being either as a tweet (daily / weekly) or via a blog. Using the ideas shared in the links above or the John Muir framework below I’m hoping…
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