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Education Wellbeing Collective

Education Wellbeing Collective

During lockdown I was honoured to help form and join the Education Wellbeing Collective. We are a group of teachers, heads and consultants who are supporting and championing the evolution of wellbeing in schools and their communities.

Why can’t they just behave?  – SEMH pupils

Why can’t they just behave? – SEMH pupils

What is SEMH? How do we differentiate for them? What is it like to have EBD – and why can’t they just follow instructions and behave? In this post I look at ways of understanding and supporting SEMH pupils.

Homeschooling children with Behaviour Needs

Homeschooling children with Behaviour Needs

This week I was invited to host a live webinar for the members of The Adopter Hub on Homeschooling for children with additional Behavioural Needs – during lockdown Covid19. This blog post outlines the main points we covered.

Finding balance in a Topsy-Turvy world

Finding balance in a Topsy-Turvy world

This week’s guest blogger is someone I regard as an esteemed colleague – really moving and shaking the educational world at its core! Kate McAllister re-caught my attention recently during a live panel discussion we were both invited to contribute to – Mental Health & Wellbeing Panel in Education during Covid19.

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.

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