Latest Thoughts

A THOUGHT: A Suggested Approach To Consider Teacher Stress
A significant part of the process of building resilience and fulfilment as a teacher comes from having effective resilience and fulfilment-building mechanisms. Some commentators may call them coping strategies, resilience techniques or endurance methods and …

Latest Voices

VOICE: Five Questions with Mr A
Mr A is a Maths teacher and department lead for Core Maths. Initially studying to be a civil engineer at Salford, Mr A fell in love with the maths side of things and made a …
VOICE: Five Questions with Dr C
There are very few roles in teaching that Dr C has not fulfilled in a career that has spanned over thirty-five years. Qualified to teach at both primary and secondary level and specialising in teaching …
VOICE: Five Questions with Mrs H
A lover of Literature and Seamus Heaney, Mrs H has been an English teacher for over twenty-five years serving in a number of schools in Greater Manchester. Mrs H has been the head of Key …
VOICE: Five Questions with Mrs S-W
A transitional professional with a wealth of industry experience, Mrs S-W has been working in education for over ten years having worked previously in the education charity sector. She graduated with a degree in English …
VOICE: Five Questions With Mrs W
Mrs W has been in education for over twenty-five years, having worked as a primary school teacher, an assistant headteacher at a village school in Lancashire and a deputy headteacher at a primary pupil referral …

Latest Reviews

REVIEW: What Sustains a Fulfilling Life in Education?
‘Resilience is essential to the good teacher’ is the opening statement of Barnes’s paper that looks at the perseverance and fulfilment of teachers (p74). I think there are very few people who could dispute the …
REVIEW: The Importance To Assess Teacher Wellbeing in Free Schools
This is the Literature Review chapter that I wrote for my Masters dissertation in November 2017 where I assessed teacher wellbeing in a free school context. In terms of how research and findings have progressed …
REVIEW: Teacher Stress, Teaching Efficacy and Job Satisfaction
This paper looks at the complicated relationship between teacher self-efficacy, teacher stress related to testing, and job satisfaction within the paradigm of test-based accountability, an interesting concept and directly relevant to the processes of the …
REVIEW: Destructive Leadership in Education
The paper opens with the acknowledgement that the exploration and investigating into destructive leadership within education is an under-researched area, and then draws on literature from philosophy, psychology and sociology to create a theoretical paradigm …