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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

 

When PANIC is a good thing. How to answer any email in 6 lines or less. advice education leadership

We have all been there, the email that makes your stomach flip and your breath catch in your throat. It usually starts with 'I am extremely disappointed...' or 'My child arrived home today...

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Loose Fences choices education leadership psychology wellbeing

Like many people I have learnt about boundaries the hard way. I have, on more than one occasion,over-booked, over-scheduled and overdone myself.  I have found myself being cranky and stressed...

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The Other F Word education productivity wellbeing

A word that kills me, a word I love, a word that explains so much and achieves so little...

 

FAFF.

 

My ability to faff about instead of getting stuff done intrigues me! I am normally...

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Preparing for Storm Season education growth wellbeing
This week I had to go through a workplace site analysis in preparation for storm season. Something that is necessary but definitely not taught when you become a teacher.

There were risk...
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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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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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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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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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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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