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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

 

The Canary in the Coal Mine advice leadership management organisation

 

Are you familiar with the story of the canary in the coal mine? For those who don't feel like googling, I will give a brief summary.

Back in the day, coal miners would bring canaries in...

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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 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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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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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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