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What Are The Winter Blues? And Why They Are Different To S.A.D

I hate the winter!! The nights are drawing in, the days shortening, the mornings are gloomy, the days greyer, the temperatures dropping, and the sun lowering in the sky. This means one thing: in your school some people’s moods start to lower. At one end of the continuum some will feel low, the winter blues, […]

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What Is Stress_ Find Out Our View On It

What Is Stress? Find Out Our View On It

What is stress? Stress is a word that’s thrown around an awful lot but what exactly is it? I’ve been involved in trying to help people enjoy their teaching more for many years and enjoyed many discussions focused on trying to understand this word. Needless to say, there are an awful lot of definitions but […]

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what stress does to your body

What stress does to your body, mind and spirit

One of the biggest parts of the work I do my fitness clients is identifying situations in their lifestyle that cause them to become stressed. We all have triggers and once we have identified them we can deal with them. Although I won’t go into fat loss strategies in this article, I will borrow some […]

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7 Stretches and Squeezes That Teachers Can Do Almost Anywhere

7 Stretches and Squeezes That Teachers Can Do Almost Anywhere

Stress can be a vicious circle: your mind is in overdrive with all the planning of lessons, speaking in front of a classroom full of students with different degrees of interest in what you have to say, dealing with different personality styles and learning abilities and so on. When your mind is busy all the […]

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Are Summer Holidays All That A Teacher Dreamt They Would Be?

Are Summer Holidays All That A Teacher Dreamt They Would Be?

I love teaching and teachers. It’s such a fab job – it may bring its stresses at times but I consider myself pretty blessed to have taught teenagers because they taught me and made me laugh (esp at myself!) so much! It was a good call for a career for me. Back in the day […]

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Teachers, Have You Been Asked Any Of These Questions Before?

Teachers, Have You Been Asked Any Of These Questions Before?

Once upon a time, quite a few years ago I was asked to help look after a student teacher who was on teaching practice. Unsurprisingly, I was delighted that someone would teach one of my classes for a few weeks! As I read her details I wondered how I could possibly help this massively-qualified, former […]

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Why Are All The Teachers Off Sick?

Why Are All The Teachers Off Sick?

I loved teaching and (almost) all the various tasks I was asked to do in my teaching career. However, one job I really didn’t enjoy was arranging lesson cover for absent colleagues. Fortunately, I didn’t have this responsibility for very long but it did give me a great insight into teacher staff absences. This is […]

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