We really hope you have enjoyed days 16-24 of our Winter Wellbeing Blog (we know we have) and to celebrate such a wonderful set of blogs, we thought we’d give you a chance to nominate your favourite, the one that inspired you, turned your day around or gave it a bit of winter magic.
Here’s a reminder of the great blogs we’ve seen with some stand-out points that we thought were great!
Day 16 – Remember Your Traffic Control – Stop, pause and reflect on what can you do over the coming weeks to slow yourself down when you’re feeling tired and busy preparing for a holiday which has its own demands on your energy levels. (Tim Small)
Day 17 – Someone to Talk to – It’s really important to have someone you are able to ‘offload’ to about the frustrations of work. Ideally, this is someone in school, who can also share the same with you. Someone you feel that you can confide in and who won’t let you get things out of proportion. Here are 3 tips to make this work! (Mary Myatt)
Day 18 – How to Make the Most of the Holidays – We work hard in schools. We have, and deserve, good holidays. How can you make the most of holidays so you start the new term refreshed? Here are 5 tips to help you do just this… (Jill Berry)
Day 19 – Getting back to your big WHY – The big WHY re-energises me, gives me more Wellbeing balance, reminds me of my purpose for being in school, and brings back my #Teacher5aday mojo! (Tim Clarke)
Day 20 – Lessons from Nature about Wellbeing poem – Go on, slow down for goodness sake, Unwind and enjoy your Christmas break. Nature is showing that now is the time, To forget about work and to yourself be kind, So! Stop, look up, reflect and start seeing… Lessons learnt from nature about well-being (Bukky Yusuf)
Day 21 – Self-Compassion at Christmas – Rest. Relax. Recharge. Your presence is more important than presents and your smile is the best decoration for your home. Remember to be compassionate to yourself this Christmas. It may well be, the very best gift you’ll ever receive. (Kathryn Lovewell)
Day 22 – Getting Perspective – I was told I was committing career suicide. To the contrary I was committing career salvation. A week up a mountain, skiing with the family gave me perspective… I had been asking the wrong questions, I should have been asking: Why did I become a teacher? Why do I lead? Why am I feeling frustrated? The answer was simple: my values were being compromised and without values who are we? (Hannah Wilson)
Day 23 – Christmas Eve Eve Surprise – The inner smile I will have knowing that each and every child will have a gift to open on a Christmas Day gives me the strength to make sure 2017 will be the greatest year educationally and emotionally ever. So the question is…..What are you going to do today to make yourself smile? (Chris Dyson)
Day 24 (1/4) – Giving and Receiving – Let’s go out there and make sure no person is left alone this Christmas. Let’s make this a Christmas to remember for those who need it most. (Jeevan Chagger)
Day 24 (2/4) – Finding Positives in Negative Situations – There are ALWAYS positives to come from any moment in life. It is amazing how those close to you will rally around in times of need. The key is to talk and communicate with others and express those feelings and emotions. (Chris Lincoln)
Day 24 (3/4)–Children who need love… – Dealing with negative behaviour is one of the toughest parts of our job… Try to remain calm, be consistent with rewards and consequences. Try to find and praise the positive moments, as much as these pupils may test you, deep down they do respect you and in the long term the work you are doing will go a long way to helping them develop as both a person and a learner.’ (Paul Norris)
Day 24 (4/4) – How to be More Mindful – Mindfulness is paying more attention to our thoughts, feelings and what is going on in the world around us. We can easily lose touch with what’s going on around us and stop noticing what’s happening in the world. (Kathryn Watkin)
Voting has begun to decide the best #Teacher5aday #WinterCalendar blog from Days 16-24. The Poll will last until New Year’s Day and the person with the most votes will be awarded a Wellbeing Pack full of Treats and a Bottle of Prosecco! So Get Voting!
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