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Teacher Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to my health and well-being articles. Teachers have a very tough job, we must look after our health (both physical and mental) if we are to be able to do our job and live our lives. These posts are written to help teachers lead healthy and happy lives.

Why should I Parkrun
Why Should I Run? Introduction. Why should I Run? I have never been a runner, in fact for most of my life I've hated running. I am a short, 43 year old not slim man. My knees, ankles and feet hurt most days and my back causes me more trouble than all my children put together! I've known for a long...
Chronic Stress Effects
This is the first of two articles in which I’m going to talk about mental health. This one is about teachers; the second is about students. Straight off the bat, I’m going to tell you that some of this article is scary, other bits are controversial and all of it is straight-up honest. If that’s going to...
how to stop procrastinating
How to Stop Procrastinating. The 4 Tips You Need. Introduction. Have you ever wondered how to stop procrastinating? How many of you have had this thought "oh, I'll just put it off until tomorrow and then I’ll start"? How many of you are still waiting until tomorrow to start? I am the worst procrastinator on the planet. Well maybe not the worst but...
mental health in high school students TeacherOfSci
Giving children targets is a ludicrous idea. If they hit them, great but if they fail to do so, they often don't have the emotional maturity to react in any other way than with shame. Shame is the major driver in all mental health issues. Do you see the problem here?
teacher anxiety
The Fear. Teacher Anxiety. It's 22:11 on Sunday night, the last day of the Easter holidays (spring break). I have the usual feeling, it's been building for a couple of days; it's teacher anxiety or "The Fear" as I call it. In all the jobs I've done in my life (as with everyone) there's a feeling of dread about going...