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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

 

Why Gabbie Stroud's New Book is the Perfect Depiction of School Life school culture students

A few weeks ago I was given a copy of Gabbie Stroud's book 'The Things That Matter Most' by my friend and fellow teacher as a Christmas present.

'Set aside an afternoon and a box of tissues' she...

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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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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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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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