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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

 

What's the Story? growth narrative personal development perspective

Life is made up of stories. You have the stories of your childhood, the funny or embarrassing stories of your teenage years, the sporting glory days stories and the family stories. Stories create...

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Child-like not Child-ish mindset psychology wellbeing

Have you ever seen those You Tube clips where adults act like toddlers? It is equal parts weird and wonderful as fully grown people stomp around, spin, dance and wave their arms like two year olds....

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Don't Let the Weeds Win mindset perception positivity psychology
As I go walking in the mornings, often I am amazed by the beautiful gardens in the local parks and in private properties. Whilst it would be great to think that gardens just look after themselves,...
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What if I've Forgotten Everything? education management mindset wellbeing
Although I have worked in schools for a long time, the night before each term, I always have a restless night. According to my family, I start getting quite antsy (actually, 'painful' is the...
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After Dogs...
I was teaching a Year 1 / 2 composite class a hundred million years ago when I was presented with the best compliment I have ever, to this day received. 
 
I had been working on a...
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I Thought I was a Superhero, in truth I was a Micro-Manager leadership management principal school culture school leaders trust

As a new principal I had it in my head that I had to be everywhere, all the time and know about every student. I took pride in being in every classroom at least twice a week and I knew the students...

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Don't Talk to Me About Baths exercise school culture school leaders self-care stress management teachers wellbeing

Wellness strategy number one: Take a bath, get some essential oils and other items and …. Ggrrrrrr!!!! Here's an idea, let’s not. 

For some of you, chances are you are nodding...

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Work is Procrastination organisation time management

There I said it. Work is procrastination, an excuse and a reason to hide behind. 

I remember when I first heard this idea of work being procrastination I was furious. What do you mean?! I am...

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Hey Hands Up - The Birth Story education leadership school culture schools wellbeing

As I create the first blog post for Hey Hands Up, I thought it was only fitting to share with you how Hey Hands Up came about. 

I started my teaching journey back in 1998 and have worked in...

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