#teacher5aday summer updates

20 years a teacher

It seems like a very long time since the #teacher5aday movement was launched at the SSAT national conference Teachmeet in December of 2014. I hope the teachers who started looking after their own well-being in the original #wellbeingsuperhero posts are still on track and more will be inspired to join in now as we approach a new year.

Listed below are a collection of #teacher5aday term 2 updates. All have great messages of perseverance and resilience. Hopefully more will be added soon.

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Keep your eyes peeled for new #teacher5aday ideas as we approach the new term following in the footsteps of #21daysjuly http://staffrm.io/@byusuf/IK1CxgaQUT. Daily challenges to keep you focused on your wellbeing like these http://staffrm.io/@byusuf/lJTw0GXpgy .

The #teacher5adayread and #teacher5daycook summer hash tags are also worth a look and finally If you’ve been inspired how about organising a week of wellbeing events like these https://kaslangmead.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/staff-wellbeing-week/?


Life after two…

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Tackling white working-class underachievement

Key insights

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“They feel forgotten … they have been abandoned and let down.” These were Sir Michael Wilshaw’s comments on white working-class families and their children at a recent event hosted by the Sutton Trust. He pointed out that two-thirds of pupils on free school meals are from white working-class low-income backgrounds, and proclaimed: “That’s the greatest challenge. If we don’t resolve that, we’re not going to close the gap.”

It sounds a bit like a call to arms, but this issue has been part of the education debate for a while now. A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation back in 2007 found that “white children in poverty have on average lower educational achievement and are more likely to continue to underachieve”.

Skip forward to 2014 and the Education Select Committee’s report on the issue found that white British children eligible for FSM are consistently the lowest-performing ethnic group of…

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Learning is vulnerable, community needed #edreform

Is this what reformers be focusing on. Community?
Blog ends with a nice quote… “We can’t begin with what we are, we have to know who we are.”

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Community is important. I would argue the MOST important. And yet, when reformers talk about how to make education better, community never even enters the conversation. Standards (to make us equitable), testing (to make sure we are hitting the mark), technology (will solve all of our problems!), rigor (because, don’t we all want to describe […]

https://dreamsofeducation.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/learning-is-vulnerable-community-needed-edreform/

Conceptual ideas on school leadership – a video library.

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In a previous post, I highlighted some key contemporary educational ideas for all teachers that can be accessed via youtube. Here I’ve put together a collection of videos from some key thinkers on educational leadership.  Each one is worth watching; there’s a lot to take in. Michael Fullan: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. (see […]

http://headguruteacher.com/2015/08/19/conceptual-ideas-on-school-leadership-a-video-library/