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Mental Health & Wellbeing Panel in Education during Covid19

Mental Health & Wellbeing Panel in Education during Covid19

At the end of March I was part of the Mental Health & Wellbeing Panel for #Covid19MHWBpanel. Among other things we discussed homeschooling, how teachers can support carers and parents, how adults can support children, how we can all look after ourselves, and what this might mean for approaches to education.

Whole School Approach to SEMH

Whole School Approach to SEMH

Pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health issues need support and differentiation both in the classroom with the work and across the whole school. What have you got in place? In this post I look at some of the questions and offer some tips.

How do we get them to pick up a book?

How do we get them to pick up a book?

The obstacles to pupils reading are rarely to do with the skill itself, but more often associations of reading in their educational journey. So how do we work with pupils who may have Social Emotional Mental Health difficulties (SEMH) as well as more traditional difficulties, such as dyslexia?

What Pupils Want

What Pupils Want

Sometimes I ask my students what they want, and from time-to-time I feel called to share them as they always blow me away.

Why are you doing this again?

Why are you doing this again?

This vloggy-blog will not require you to find an extra 10mins in your day, change your diet or start jogging. You just need the time it takes to read/watch this and contemplate three questions that help us connect with why we’re doing what we’re doing. What kind of leaders did we originally want to be? – and are we doing it?

Differentiation for pupils with SEMH

Differentiation for pupils with SEMH

How do you differentiate for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues or Emotional Behaviour Difficulties? The challenge with these pupils is that for many, if they are unable to access the work they will communicate that through negative behaviour.

What to do about THAT class

What to do about THAT class

Sometimes there is a class that you come to dread… In this post I look at how you can regain control when you feel that you’re losing it with yourself, and your classroom.

Insult of the week

Insult of the week

In the last year or so I have been sharing some of the more comical insults I receive on twitter. They’re always my most popular tweets.

Staff Morale & Behaviour

Staff Morale & Behaviour

Seemingly constant ‘Bad Behaviour’ without resolutions can make for a very despairing atmosphere in schools. As leaders, it is our position to support the staff within the moment, as well as find longer-term solutions.

Being an ally – how far should we go?

Being an ally – how far should we go?

What is ally-ship and what does it really mean? How far should we go?
How far do we put ourselves out or inconvenience ourselves and how much extra time do we spend making equality happen in our classrooms and schools?

Tough Love

Tough Love

The importance of skills such as compassion, patience, understanding and nurturing cannot be underestimated in our roles as educators.

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