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
To have the best chance of good mental health, there are certain practices that should be a regular part of our lives. These include exercising, eating well, meditation or mindfulness and spending time with family. Too often, teachers don’t devote the time they should to these practices because of the time constraints of school. Generally, … Continue reading How to Form Habits that Improve your Life
For teachers, national awareness days can be pretty useful. Although not teaching full time, I’ve recently discussed National Diabetes Day, National Stress Awareness Day and World Kindness Day. This week was no exception. Monday was not only Martin Luther King Day which I believe we should showcase more in the UK but it was also … Continue reading Not So Blue Monday
Since quitting my full time teaching job I’ve been reading a lot more. There’s no mystery there, I’ve a lot more time on my hands. I’ve enjoyed reading a little bit of everything but the most compelling books and blogs that I’ve read are about wellness and how to be a better version of myself. … Continue reading Possessing the Secret of Joy
Monday 10th October is World Mental Health Day 2016. This event is recognised by the World Health Organisation and is a reminder to all of us of the prominence that mental health plays in all of our lives. What are you doing to acknowledge it today?