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 …

The Healthy Teacher Project 1 – Interview with Craig Staples

What is The Healthy Teacher Project?  In this interview, I talk with Craig Staples, a teacher for 24 years. who currently teaches English at a challenging inner-city school. Craig started in PE, moved over to History when he became an Assistant Principal, now he teaches English with a responsibility for literacy across the curriculum. I really …