5 Ways to Destress at Work

With the return to school completed, some of us will be still be running on the adrenaline rush from the start of the school year - new faces, implementing new ideas, and the chance to grow as an educator. However, as the night get shorter, the temperature drops and we get more school weeks under our belts it's inevitable that stress will creep into our lives. For that reason I'm delighted to welcome Caroline Black back for another guest blog.


  I'm not sure if kindness ever went away, but we are witnessing a resurgence in kindness-related initiatives that I think are providing an antidote to the current behavior of politicians and certain world leaders. It's been around forever, it transcends religions, anyone can do it and it doesn't have to cost any money. Aristotle …

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At the start of the school year it's important to identify shared classroom rules and expectations and I believe that these should be created with our students, and not before our students arrive on day one. It never ceases to amaze me the number of teachers who proudly display their laminated class rules posters on …

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Increasing Student Self-Esteem in a Media Saturated Society

As the #slowchathealth blog site celebrates its 3rd birthday I'm excited that Danielle Petrucci returns with another guest blog post. In addition to being MAHPERD's 2018 Health Teacher of the Year, Danielle is also a Dove Self-Esteem Project Cadre Trainer and here she shares her views on student self-esteem and the great work done by the …

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Day of Silence

Friday 27th is Day of Silence, a student-led national event where individuals take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ+ voices at school. In this short post I want to share some of the efforts at my school and also some resources that might be of use to you and your …

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Why Become National Certified in Health Education?

With the ever present drive to improve teacher effectiveness, becoming a National Board Certified Teacher might be a great way to demonstrate your commitment to excellence. I am delighted that this weeks blog post comes from two outstanding health educators who recently went through the process to become NBCT's. Here Christine Murray and Joanna Wolk …

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