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[140] How to stop thinking about school when you’re not at school

[140] How to stop thinking about school when you’re not at school

July 3, 2019

It's so important to switch off when we get home from school. If you keep thinking about school and working on lessons and grading long after you leave the building, eventually you will get less and less productive, inspired or enthusiastic as the years go on. You get burned out. You don't let yourself switch off or reignite your passion for teaching.

I've been on a quest to tackle this recently, so follow along with me as I take you on a vlog style journey where I record my experiences, struggles and triumphs as I aim to switch off from teaching when I leave school!

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[139] How to get through until you can get out

[139] How to get through until you can get out

June 19, 2019

What do you do when you're in that weird transition phase of knowing it's time for you to leave your current job but you've not got secured your next one yet? You've mentally and emotionally checked out but physically you're stuck! In this episode you will learn how to use your current position to your advantage to help catapult you to the next level, while maintaining your integrity and doing right by everyone!

For all links mentioned, check out: www.teachonteachstrong.com

[138] What if you don’t have a teacher bestie?

[138] What if you don’t have a teacher bestie?

June 12, 2019

In a recent poll I saw of online what teachers feel they cannot live without, teacher besties was right up there at the top. While I see why, another part of me couldn't help but think about all those teachers who haven't found their teacher BFF and how they must be feeling seeing this feedback. In today's episode, I aim to balance out the cosmos and offer you some huge perks to NOT having a teacher bestie at school! #controversial

For all links mentioned, check out: www.teachonteachstrong.com

[137] The best way to end the school year

[137] The best way to end the school year

June 5, 2019

Ending the school year on a positive note is a tricky art form. Many teachers go nuts with the games and sweet treats but that gets students all riled up and hyper! Many teachers love a countdown but that can get students feeling anxious or in a hurry to leave and get out of this "hell hole". So how do you end the school year on a positive note? How do you encourage your students to be reflective and bond as a class? Listen to this episode to learn how!

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[136] 13 lessons learned in 13 years of teaching

[136] 13 lessons learned in 13 years of teaching

May 29, 2019

As I wrap up my 13th year of teaching, I wanted to share 13 lessons I have learned so far! Make sure you share your own top tips in the comments section here: www.teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/136

[135] Don’t feel guilty for taking a sick day as a teacher

[135] Don’t feel guilty for taking a sick day as a teacher

May 22, 2019

A lot of us teachers can relate to the internal struggle of taking sick days. Many of us have big issues around knowing that there is so much we are responsible for and not wanting to let our classes down or have colleagues have to cover our lessons. It’s during times like these when we realise just how important we are and how much lies on our shoulders! Sometimes though, it’s not healthy to push yourself to go in and this episode will give you the pep talk that you, and I, need to do what is best.

For all links mentioned, go to: teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/135

[134] Behaviour management tips for teachers

[134] Behaviour management tips for teachers

May 15, 2019

Behaviour management is a tricky business. It's not something anyone truly prepares us for when we're training, and there is no guaranteed strategy or formula that will work every time. However, in my 13 years of experience including working in an extremely challenging London school for the first half of my career, I have determined some fundamental codes of conduct that I stick to regarding behaviour management that I really believe make a difference. 

For all links mentioned, go to: teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/134

[133] Ways to make your teacher desk more inspiring

[133] Ways to make your teacher desk more inspiring

May 8, 2019

Admittedly we probably don’t spend much time at our desks during the school day, but once the kids leave, we still have a lot of work to do. Somehow we need to find the motivation to knuckle down and get productive, be that in lesson planning, grading / marking, going through emails etc.

In order to get that stuff done, be it at school or once we get home, it’s important to have a motivational and inspiring work space - it makes all the difference! So listen to today's episode to learn 6 ways that you can make your teacher desk or work space more motivational and inspiring.

For all links mentioned, go to: teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/133

[132] Why you need a teacher CEO date with yourself

[132] Why you need a teacher CEO date with yourself

May 1, 2019

One of the wonderful things about teaching, is that effectively we are our own CEOs of our classroom or lessons. We’re the boss. We decide how to run it. And like all CEOs, we develop and improve when we reflect on our practice.

So I have developed a 4 step process that I try to do on a regular basis, that will challenge you to ask specific questions in order to help you improve your practice in order to help you become an even better teacher!

Since doing these meetings, I have got my lunchtimes back, had more patience, tackled projects I have been putting on and am working towards my goals every day. Listen to today's episode to learn how you too can hold these effective CEO dates with yourself!

For all links mentioned, go to: teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/132

[131] How to organise your teacher life in 10 minutes

[131] How to organise your teacher life in 10 minutes

April 24, 2019

Staying organised as a teacher can be exceptionally hard. We have so many responsibilities and hats to wear, unpredictable events happen and so many deadlines to keep on top of! In this episode, you will learn a range of different ways you can organise your teacher life in just 10 minutes!

For all links mentioned, go to: teachersresourceforce.com/podcast/131 

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