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Hey Hands Up - The Blog

 

Personal learning, reflections, experiences and ideas in the area of work management, mindset and wellbeing. I might not always get it right but I hope you'll have a laugh along the way! 

Anne-Marie

 

My Top 5 Reasons Why Teaching is Ace. education teachers teaching
In Australia, this Friday is World Teachers' Day. To celebrate this very special day I thought I'd make a list of what makes teaching a great job because I love me a list and I love being a...
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Nudge, Push or Remove Altogether communication education management wellbeing

As a school leader the time of workload and wellbeing, I am constantly second guessing myself around providing opportunities for leadership verses overloading staff. There is a huge amount of...

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Yes and... Yes but.... communication education psychology reflection

Are you a 'yes and' person or a 'yes but' person?

It can be a little tricky to be a 'yes and' person when you feel confronted or challenged in a situation. It can be the case that the 'yes but' is...

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The Wild Ride education leadership stress management time management wellbeing

For those educators who work in Australia, we are headed towards the final term for the school year. Our Christmas holidays are the beak from one year level to the next and boy is there a lot that...

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How Do You Sleep at Night?

Great!

I sleep great at night... but it hasn't always been that way.

For years I was a terrible sleeper which only got worse when I was stressed. I remember being in a constant state of tiredness...

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The More I Think About It

I drive past a sign on my way to work every day. It says 'The More I Think About It, The Bigger It Gets'. I honestly don't know what the sign is for or what, if anything, it is advertising but it...

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Predicting the Future education leadership psychology school culture wellbeing

I went from pre-school, to primary school, to high school, to university, to working in a school. Yep, I’ve never left school.

I love school!

There is something comfortable about the cyclical...

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The Grass is Greener Where You Water It choice gratitude psychology school culture

"the grass is greener where you water it." ~ Wolfgang Puck. 

 

Not a new expression but one of those ‘Oh yeah!’ ones. When listening to the Imperfects podcast recently and one...

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Raise Your Hands - It's Book Week! education humour leadership wellbeing

When I was in my teenage years and early 20’s I absolutely loved a dress up party. Any chance to be creative and come up with a clever and fun costume was like a sport for me. I remember...

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To Do or To Be clarity mindset wellbeing

I am a sucker for a list.I love a grocery list, a gratitude list and a to do list.I feel by writing a list, my brain feel less overloaded and I can see a bit more clearly. In the grocery sense, a...

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Atti-choose choice education management mindset psychology work

I am about to show my age but do you know when I was at university, we didn't have google? 
When the assignments came out everyone would run to the library and try to get the same few books...

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Good Advice Stands the Test of Time advice wellbeing wisdom

Good advice stands the test of time.

This thought popped in my mind as I was thinking of ways to support the well-being of staff in the second half of the term.
When I was a kid, if I was teary or...

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