Financial well-being is very important. It means having security and freedom of choice in the future. It’s sometimes difficult to establish good financial planning habits.
Workplaces should recognise and celebrate the day in a way that best supports their own dynamic and be careful not to fall into the trap of celebrating well-being on only one day of the year to mark this day! Well-being is not and should not be a gimmick or PR stunt!
As educational research develops and pedagogy adapts, there are more and more expectations of and accountability measures placed on teachers and school leaders. Yet, in the face of educational reform, the mechanics of a school stays the same, for example timetables and class sizes.
Being an Essentialist is not about vowing to say no more – it is about regularly asking yourself “Am I investing in the right activities”? As teachers, we have so much choice about how to run our lessons or what resources to use – but if we spend an hour preparing jazzy resources for a 45 minute lesson (we have all done this!) instead of marking those assessments, is that really better for our students and ourselves? Does the output justify the input?
It can be daunting too as you begin to think about some items you may need for starting off, especially if you haven’t seen your classroom yet.
It is so lovely to check in with you again! It has been such a crazy two months since I moved to Dubai to teach here. Every day I feel a little more settled!
As you may know by now, I’ve recently announced that I am moving to teach in Dubai in the UAE this August. I had planned to begin my teaching journey in the UAE in September of last year, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, things didn’t go to plan!
I have been teaching 1st class for the past three years and enjoy working on the In-school Management Team also. Last year I had the opportunity to develop a Yearly planner for Special Education Teachers and have loved that experience. 2021/22 is on the way, watch this space!
At the start of this third lockdown, I felt like I would never be able to get into a routine again like I was last year in March. The weather helped with moods and the ability to be outside at any time of the day! This time it’s been tough to figure things out!
It is important that in setting your timetable that you write it out every morning and timetable in everything, be that your breaks, a walk, reading time.
A timetable of your week’s activities is a good idea too, for both you and the pupils. On a Monday, I give an overview of the lessons we will be doing every day or activities with resources needed beside each one. If there is a specific requirement, especially for art, even if it is just to have toilet rolls collected, giving notice for this is a good idea. This also helps pupils get their own week timetabled and planned out and parents can work around this too.