Blog Posts

#Teacher5aday Goals Update

14th January 2015

Following setting out my stall and putting my goals out there – here’s an update on my goal progress for the #Teacher5aday initiative. First of all I’d like to say I hope you’re having more success than I am! Progress on my…


Tools For Reflective Practice

8th January 2015

Whether you’re thinking of starting a learning log, a journal or reflective diary (perhaps to reflect on your progress towards this year’s goals), the process of recording your thoughts will involve asking and answering some searching questions. The questions you…


Putting Plans Into Action

30th December 2014

In Supporting Teacher Wellbeing (as part of @MartynReah‘s #Teacher5aday initiative) I offered my initial thoughts and commitment to some of my 2015 goals – under the 5 designated areas. Saying what I’d like to achieve and achieving it are not…


10 Ways To Prepare For 2015

28th December 2014

Continuing my theme of ‘Lists of 10s’ (to celebrate 10 years as a qualified coach), this week I’ve combined it with my thoughts on the coming New Year to offer you 10 ways to prepare for 2015. If I’ve missed…


Supporting Teacher Wellbeing

15th December 2014

What a fabulous idea of Martyn’s (@MartynReah) to set up a focus on Teacher Wellbeing for January 2015, under the hashtag #teacher5aday. Martyn’s sent out an invitation (and challenge!) to educators to post blogs and tweet about how they will…


10 Favourite Coaching Tools

13th December 2014

At the end of November I celebrated 10 years as a qualified coach! I’m quite proud of this achievement and am taking some time out in December to reflect on how far I’ve come, what I’ve learned, and where I’m…


When objections to change can be positive

6th September 2014

When leading a new change, do you choose to spend your time around those who agree with the change, or those who disagree with the change? It’s very tempting (and preferable!) to do the former of the two. Spending time…


3 Tools to Sustain a Positive Start to the New Term

30th August 2014

Most teachers I speak to at this time of year are full of enthusiasm, renewed energy, hope, ideas and positivity. I was the same when I taught. Sometimes it was tinged with nerves and apprehension – but that just kept…


How do you support new team members?

24th August 2014

Do you have new staff joining your team this autumn? How will you help them settle in and become an effective team member, not to mention feel happy about working on your team? Is it just down to them pulling their…


What’s your personal vision for 2014-15?

20th August 2014

In September, many schools spend time revisiting or renewing their school vision. But what about your own personal vision for the year ahead? What are you aiming to achieve for yourself? At the end of last term, or during the holidays,…