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Does your Workload Leave you in Need of Inspiration? Make Like a Famous Author

With the typical primary school teacher now putting in around sixty hours a week we’re up against it with workload. Part of the problem is that we need to put in around thirty hours a week in front of our students and then knock off several hours a day of planning, preparation and assessment. It … Continue reading Does your Workload Leave you in Need of Inspiration? Make Like a Famous Author

Nine Things You Must Start Doing to Crush your Sixty-Hour Working Week

  We are a chronically overworked generation. Teachers are one of the worst examples of this, but all the advice I’m going to give today could equally apply to other overworked professionals. In the United Kingdom, primary school teachers are now averaging a working week of just under sixty hours. That doesn’t leave too much … Continue reading Nine Things You Must Start Doing to Crush your Sixty-Hour Working Week

What Teachers Really Want

Just a few days into the new term and the discussion on teacher salaries is with us again. In a report released yesterday by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) we saw that teachers’ salaries in the United Kingdom have been decreasing in real terms for several years. Internationally, the opposite has been … Continue reading What Teachers Really Want

Ditch your Phone, Some of the Time At Least

The long summer holidays are all about enjoying and looking after ourselves: sleeping enough, exercising regularly, seeing friends, preparing well-balanced meals. It’s all been coming so easily for us all. But one very negative habit has also taken hold of me. I’ve grown attached, and I mean almost physically to my mobile phone. This has … Continue reading Ditch your Phone, Some of the Time At Least