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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

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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