It’s More Than Just The Idea

Holidays are a great opportunity to catch up with family and friends, go for a long walk or a bike ride, read a book or binge watch an entire Netflix series in an afternoon. It doesn’t matter what you do, the important thing is that you take some time to focus on your health and…

Approaches to Teacher Wellbeing.

I think there is something to be said about the different approaches to Teacher Wellbeing across schools. Some are simply aware of it, while for others it’s part of who they are. This is why Teacher Wellbeing looks so different in each school. There is no simple way to address it, no program to roll…

AP Appreciation

Please excuse me for having a bias, but both Adam and Amy’s recent articles have genuinely resonated with me. If you missed them, click here for Adam’s article and here for Amy’s article. Their messages are so important and centred around the themes of Teacher Self-Care and Wellbeing, and appreciation for your Principal. A great combination at this time…

It’s About The Experience

School Productions, interschool sports competition, School Ball, Interstate or International Learning Experiences, camps or excursions….the list goes on. They may be just some of the experiences that have been cancelled or postponed for your school. I am sure that it’s disappointing for you, and especially disappointing for your students.  The ‘rites of passage’ to the…

The great language imperative

The second half of 2020 presents as an undeniable opportunity to focus on the kind of culture you want for your school and to strategise for it’s creation.  That’s something we should talk about. And when I get into conversations with Teachers and School Leaders about that exciting challenge, I’m often asked what matters when it…

These holidays are about you.

Holidays are finally here, and whilst we can’t leave the country and for some of us our state or territory, we can use this time to our advantage. It’s been one hell of a year, teacher. You have made it through what is undoubtedly the most unpredictable start to any year ever. You did your…

Connected, galvanised and forgetful.

I was chatting with a Principal last week who asked me when Real Schools will be starting to sell Partnerships again. I was a little taken aback.  Did we somehow give the impression we’d stopped? It reminded me that there are parts of our jobs that we do naturally, parts that we’re not so great at (but reluctantly…