Liz Dawson

1,479 Flips | 47 Magazines | 1 Following | 36 Followers | @LizDawsonCoach | Leadership & Wellbeing Coach at Success Coaching Ltd. Lead Assessor @SchooMHAward. Articles included in my mags are not an endorsement of their content.

Schools ARE reducing workload, here's how

Workload is still cited as one of the biggest factors contributing towards the teacher recruitment and retention crisis. But schools across the …

Teaching

Sleep Deprivation Takes Toll on Decision Making

<i>Summary: A new study will look at how sleep deprivation affects cognitive flexibility and cognitive processing on a neurobiological level.</i><p>Source: …

Neuroscience

Mental health self-help guides tend to be dull, so I created a vibrant zine

I have struggled with anxiety, particularly overthinking, for a number of years. I’ve had cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and taken medication – and I’ve collected a lot of self-help literature.<p>I’ve found most of this material dull and lengthy, and if you have mental health issues, you might …

Mental Health

Staff wellbeing – it’s on school leaders' minds

18th May 2018 By: Sarah Hannafin<p><b>All this week, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families together with Teacher Tapp are conducting a</b> …

Mental Health

Nurturing Hearts & Minds: #cultureofwellbeingDGinset

<i>Nurturing Hearts and Minds</i> is our mission statement at Aureus School.<p>I have read a lot about mission statements in the last few years and how …

Teaching

'What do pupils think of mental health support?'

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, led by the Mental Health Foundation. The campaign is aimed mainly at adults but at a time when, as the …

Mental Health

Investigation: How teachers are cutting workload for themselves

Teacher workload has risen back to the top of the agenda in recent weeks with ministers issuing new action plans – and unions threatening industrial …

Education

Depression: Activities Which Can Help Us Feel Less Alone

When we have depression, we can often feel horribly alone – even in a room of our favourite people. It can feel as though we’re apart from the rest …

Social Media

How to handle stress: teachers & education staff

In our latest <b>Health Survey</b>, 75% of teachers, teaching assistants, headteachers and other education staff in schools, colleges and universities said …

Self-help

Top tips for reducing stress in the workplace

We know schools are busy places, especially at this time of year. I haven’t missed the irony of Mental Health Awareness Week also being SATs week in …

Self-improvement

Making writing ridiculously exciting.

We don’t need to tell you how important it is for you as teachers to look after yourselves and the rest of your team. We can’t look after our pupils …

Self-improvement

How to deliver the mental health services that young people desperately need

Life’s complexities can be magnified in school. Pressures to conform to the norm, pass exams well, be socially accepted and have a strong social …

Mental Health

Government's Green Paper on mental health report publication

The Education and Health and Social Care Committees will publish their joint report into the Government's Green Paper on mental health: failing a …

Mental Health

Government mental health plans ‘failing a generation’ of children

• Green Paper on mental health 'lacks ambition'<br>• Targeted funding needed to support children and young people's mental health needs<br>• Lack of focus on early …

Mental Health

5 thoughts on using coaching to develop others

<b>3.</b> <b>A good coach removes barriers</b><p>A good coach helps coachees to remove barriers and ensures that there is clear alignment between actions, outcomes and …

Learning

The 7 things that could be ruining your sleep - from bedroom design to eating patterns 

Revealed: The 7 things that could be ruining your sleep - from bedroom design to eating patterns<p><b>Poor sleep impacts on mood and concentration, and the</b> …

Wellness

What aspects of teaching can be good for your mental health?

My name is Lucy and I’m an ex-teacher… No one ever says teaching is good for your mental health: that would sound a bit ‘pie in the sky’. However …

Mental Health

How To Find Your Emotional Blocks To Weight Loss

There’s one thing true for lasting weight loss and that is to find your emotional blocks to weight loss and shift them.<p>I spent over 10 years reading …

Fitness

Stay Confident During Your Job Search by Focusing on the Process, Not the Outcome

Not long ago, I had the chance to speak to a networking group for job seekers over the age of 40. Many of the people in attendance had worked for over 10 years at companies and were then let go. A number of them had been out of work for six months or more and were starting to get worried about …

Employment

How should schools manage out-of-hours emails?

Four months ago, Teacher Tapp data revealed that half of teachers had answered emails during the Christmas holidays. This sounds innocuous enough, …

'Strict' academy in Great Yarmouth 'to close departments'

<b>An academy trust could close its design technology and computer science departments in a bid to save £385,000 a year.</b><p>The BBC has learned that the Inspiration Trust is consulting staff at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (GYCA) on axing eight teaching jobs.<p>Unions said it would "disadvantage …

Award to recognise schools' support for LGBTQ pupils

An award has been launched to recognise schools’ commitment to addressing LGBTQ issues.<p>It is hoped that this will help schools to respond to the …

Living With Depression: Sometimes Laughter Can Be The Best Medicine

When I was about six years old I tried to do the splits and ended up fracturing both of my legs. I was in traction for months and I basically had to …

Mental health website for primary teachers launches

A new website will help primary school teachers to support the mental health needs of their pupils.<p>Launched by the Duchess of Cambridge as part of …

Investigation: The ups and downs of academy CEO pay

Our annual analysis of chief executive pay in the largest academy chains once again reveals huge variations, including between men and women, and pay …

Salaries & Wages