The Healthy Teacher Project 7 – Interview with Peppi Orfanogianni

What is The Healthy Teacher Project? Peppi is a primary school teacher in Athens, Greece. She's from Greece but trained to teach in the UK before returning. A teacher for 20 years she still talks about the job with passion and excitement. It's great to get a view on teachers' health issues from someone outside …

The Healthy Teacher Project 6 – Interview with Sian Rowland

The Healthy Teacher Project

What is The Healthy Teacher Project?  Sian Rowland is a freelance trainer, advisor and writer. Much of her work surrounds creating teaching resources for education and other businesses. She was a primary school teacher for a number of years, before moving into leadership, before becoming an advisor for the Local Education Authority before working for …

The Healthy Teacher Project 5 – Interview with David Keyte

What is The Healthy Teacher Project?  In this interview, I talk with David Keyte, an NQT primary school teacher currently teaching year 4. David gives a fascinating insight into what it means to be a healthy teacher because he's relatively new to the profession, working for a number of years in recruitment before retraining. It's …

Teachers – five reasons to keep, value and proritise your hobbies

Answer this honestly - how many hobbies or interests do you no longer regularly follow because of teaching? As I write it's the final weekend of the summer half term. The academic year has flown -year 6 sats are done, year 11 are on their way out and we have seven and a half weeks …

The Healthy Teacher Project 4 – Interview with Catherine Parker

What is The Healthy Teacher Project?  In this interview, I talk with Catherine Parker,  currently a Secondary English RQT but with 15 years previous experience in the classroom as a teaching assistant. Catherine's positivity is infectious - she talks about the surprises of being a new teacher, how she copes with it, and why it's …

The Healthy Teacher Project 3 – Interview with Laura Oliver

What is The Healthy Teacher Project?  In this interview, I talk with Laura Oliver, a Primary school teacher and middle leader, who's currently teaching year 5. Laura tweets at @insightsinlearn and has her own blog at www.insightsinlearning.com. Laura talks about the physical and mental demands of the job, how important it is to find a healthy balance …

Protecting your mental health as a teacher

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Mental health is something that affects everyone. Some people are more resilient, some cope better, but everyone needs to be aware of their own mental health and the mental health of others. Teaching can be draining, tiring, fatiguing and knackering - it's important to know how to deal with stress, anxiety and exhaustion when …

AQA Literature exam question flashcards

Flashcards with questions on, Jekyll and Hyde, Power and Conflict poetry, Macbeth and An Inspector Calls. These flashcards cover sections from four of the topics my year 11 students need for their upcoming English Literature exams. We're getting to the point now that students just need to practise planning questions quickly. Not agonizing over it, just …