If you’ve read the Skills with Frills blog, but you’d like to hear more…. check out our sister sister, Anxious-Ambition.com – Jo writes regularly with reference to wellbeing, health and fitness, mindfulness, CBT, positive psychology and happiness in general.
For strategic advice, ideas, lesson plans related to Inclusive Teamwork, see Jo’s
4-page pullout in Optimus Educations’ ‘Special Children’ magazine.
Jo is a Columnist for the Times Educational Supplement (TES):
**Click here to go to Jo’s TES Author Page for all articles**
Wellbeing articles for Staff and Students:
How to support and challenge students with anxiety
I’m fed up with being a 24/7 teacher, how do I get some headspace?
5 healthy packed lunch ideas
3 mindfulness exercises to fit into the school day
Seven exercises you can squeeze into the school day
How to fall asleep – 3 tips for teachers
7 lifestyle hacks for happy teachers
5 tips to stop putting things off
7 Healthy snacks to get you through the day
Two self-help tips for getting out of the stress cycle
How to tackle negative influences: Thoughts on School Dementors
Negative Mindsets to avoid: Unhelpful thought patterns for teachers
8 Tips to Reduce Workload Stress
2 Tips from Children’s Books on Being Happy
7 Quotes to Teach and Live by
3 Rules that Teachers need to Break
3 Tips to beat the Winter Blues
5 Ways to ‘Detox’ in the New Year
Three Teacher Wellbeing Problems & How to Overcome Them
Three things I did to Manage Anxiety
7 Deadly Speaking Sins for Teachers to Avoid
Recipe for Stress – 5 Things we Need to Stop Doing
Why Teachers need Playtime too!
Waiting time isn’t dead time – it’s essential for our Wellbeing
4 Steps to being a Happy Teacher
Want to be happier? Learn to Listen
Four Steps to a Healthier Relationship with Tech
Are Great Expectations Destroying Teacher Wellbeing?
The 5 Signs of Teacher Burnout
The Key to Teacher Wellbeing? A Better Mental Diet
How to Juggle a Teaching Career and a Relationship
4 Ways to Pull Yourself Out of a SATs Spiral
How to Tackle Decision Fatigue
How to Nurture Empathy
Teachers! You don’t have to Accept being Unhappy… (Getting off the Hedonic Treadmill)
Listening Positions: How are you Listening?
Anxiety is rife amongst Teachers: Here’s how it Feels
Don’t let Teaching make a Monster out of You
Impostor Syndrome: Four Ways to get your Inner-Critic to Pipe Down!
Four Ways to Support Students with Mental Health Problems
Stuck in a Vicious Cycle? Let’s Break it!
5 Ways to Stop Social Media Spoiling your Summer
How to Boost your Emotional Intelligence
A – levels: How to help Students Cope with Disappointment
GCSEs: How to Talk to Stressed-out Students
How to be a Happy Teacher
4 Wellbeing Ideas that could Actually Make a Difference
Are you Feeding the Anxiety Monster?
Getting Outside, No Matter what the Weather
Why we need to work on our What-ifs
‘Closing the Gap’ to a Better You
4 Ways to Reconnect with Fellow Teachers
4 Ways to Give your Brain a Break from Teaching
5 Guaranteed Ways to get Death Stares in the Staff Meeting
4 Common Student Phrases and what they Really Mean
TES School Leader’s Wellbeing Clinic (monthly in 2020):
How to Help Busy Teachers Improve their Wellbeing
How to keep up Morale when you ‘require improvement’