WHO HAVE WE COLLABORATED WITH?
NATIONAL WELLBEING PARTNERSHIP
Schools Advisory Service
I’m thrilled and honoured to be part of this new initiative, aiming to vastly improve wellbeing support for school staff and students! Please do check it out: schooladvice.co.uk/launch-of-the-national-wellbeing-partnership
TLG: BLOG POST
"Seasons: Finding Hope In Brokenness"
Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) work with struggling children and families across the country, including running Education Centres for young people at risk of exclusion. They are doing some amazing work and you should really check them out: could you even consider supporting them financially and becoming a Hope Giver? On their website you'll find a blog post I wrote, about how whatever tough season we're going through, we can always have hope that things can change: www.tlg.org.uk/connect/blog/seasons-finding-hope-in-brokenness.
TEACH FIRST: BLOG POST
"Teacher Wellbeing Is The Most Important Thing: For You And Your Students"
I was honoured to be asked by Teach First to write a blog post about wellbeing, for mental health week 2020; especially honoured because it was with Teach First that my teaching career first began! Check it out at: teachfirst.org.uk/stories/teacher-wellbeing-most-important-thing-you-and-your-students. It's about how looking after your wellbeing, and the wellbeing of those you line-manage, is the best thing you can do for your students.
TRUE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS: BLOG POST
"Back To School: Looking After Your Well-Being"
As we return from lockdown to a new form of teaching in smaller groups, this blog post outlines helpful advice for adjusting and looking after our wellbeing, including lessons from my time teaching small groups in alternative provision: trueeducationpartnerships.com/schools/back-to-school-looking-after-your-well-being
BIG EDUCATION: BLOG POST
"The Need For Balance In Our Lives At This Stressful And Challenging Time"
As part of this amazing blog outlining learning we can take forward after Covid-19, I wrote an article about keeping more balance in our lives and looking after ourselves. Take a look here: https://bigeducation.org/lfl-content/the-need-for-balance-in-our-lives-at-this-stressful-and-challenging-time/
ADVENTURES IN YARNCRAFT: BLOG POST
"Creativity, Crafting, and Wellbeing"
Adventures in Yarncraft create beautiful hand-dyed yarns (you should definitely check them out if you're a knitter or crocheter!). I wrote a blog post for them about the ways in which having a creative hobby can help your wellbeing: adventuresinyarncraft.co.uk/post/creativity-crafting-and-wellbeing
"Leave Work At Work"
I was invited to be part of a new and exciting initiative: a series of 2-minute videos offering top tips for aspiring and new teachers! Check out my video, and do consider watching others on the channel; there's a wealth of experience and ideas here!
TOM ELLIOTT: PODCAST
"Episode 11: How To Leave Work At Work"
Check out the Oh My Days Academy podcast from the amazing comedy magician Tom Elliott! Each week he releases a new episode, covering different ways we can live life to its fullest. In episode 11, we chat about how to achieve a work/life balance in teaching, and what practical strategies help you take a step closer to that place, whatever your current reality is. Head to ohmydaysacademy.co.uk or subscribe using your favourite podcast provider.
NON CONTACT TIME: PODCAST
I was invited onto this brilliant podcast to discuss lots of aspects of teaching and learning, with a focus on teacher wellbeing. Please do check them out on Twitter: @noncontacttime. If you work in a school, it's a must-listen-to, for light-hearted discussion of important issues in education.
SARAH MULLIN: BOOK
"Chronicles from the Classroom"
Sarah Mullin, writer of #1 Amazon bestseller "What they didn't teach me on my PGCE", has selected some of my writing, alongside that of many other teachers and leaders, to be featured in her upcoming book "Chronicles from the Classroom". Available in December 2020, it promises to be full of funny stories and sound advice for new teachers. Follow @MrsSarahMullin on Twitter for the latest updates!
Keep checking back here, as well as on our social media, for more updates on future collaborations. Please do get in touch if you would like us to collaborate with you!