Tired Once the Kids Go Home? Here are Six Ways to Optimise your Mid-Afternoon

Science shows that most us are at our most creative and productive early on a morning. If you aren’t doing anything productive with your time before lessons start, then you’re missing out. Even if you only squeeze in twenty minutes of work at the start of the day however, it sets you up to work … Continue reading Tired Once the Kids Go Home? Here are Six Ways to Optimise your Mid-Afternoon

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

Duvet Days for Teachers – Workload Solution or Sticking Plaster

Something is happening to teacher workload. Could the sixty hour weeks be coming to an end? Hands up, who had a Christmas shopping day last December? Who now gets a duvet day every term? Schools are now waking up to the fact that they need to act on teacher workload. So long as they do … Continue reading Duvet Days for Teachers – Workload Solution or Sticking Plaster

How to Form Habits that Improve your Life

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