‘Resilience’ has become something of a buzzword for education policy-makers in the past few years. But the focus has very much been on supporting children and young people to become more resilient, rather than the mental health needs of the adults who work with them. Paradoxically, helping pupils develop their ‘resilience’, in inverted commas, risks becoming another source of stress – another responsibility to add to ever-increasing workloads.
Do your pupils have fixed mindsets or growth mindsets? Encouraging growth mindsets in children is vital for creating resilient learners, and helps lay strong foundations for their relationship with learning, success and failure.
Summer has come to an end and term is upon us! For NQTs this will be a time of excitement and trepidation as they begin their journey as qualified teachers. Although the year ahead will pose many challenges, it will also be intensely rewarding.
With exam season nearly upon us, we’re featuring a guest post from our intern Sarah Howden about the importance of good invigilation.
Few things are as intimidating as the prospect of going back to school. The smell of the dining hall. The long lines of desks. The exam room hush before frantic writing begins...
What makes a successful school leader?
Author Jeremy Sutcliffe interviewed the UK's best headteachers to find out what makes a good leader. Eight qualities emerged: vision, courage, passion, emotional intelligence, judgment, resilience, persuasion and curiosity. IoE academics came up with a different set of eight as discussed by Nick Morrison, proving that there are in fact a huge number of qualities school leaders need in order to be successful.
This week, new team member Stacie reflects on her time teaching and the importance of teacher well-being.
“How are you? Are you well?”
This week we're thinking about how managing behaviour techniques can be effectively incorporated into CPD, for trainee teachers, NQTs and experienced staff.