Teacher smiling as she does an art and craft activity with a group of young students.

Why teacher well-being is the most important factor in student success.

Teachers know that you can’t do your best work when you are not looked after. Too many teachers can’t balance the demands of their job with their well-being.

Young student wellbeing leader sitting with colleagues laughing.

Is being a Student Wellbeing Leader worth it?

Being a Student Wellbeing Leader is not a walk in the park. While it looks different in each school, there are a couple of common aspects that you can expect.

Young student wellbeing leader sitting with colleagues laughing.

What is emotional burnout and how does it impact teachers?

As teachers, we’re not witnessing deaths and grieving families like a lot of other professions, but many of us are experiencing emotional burnout.

A hand is using a pencil to complete an online literacy and numeracy test.

The impact of the LANTITE on pre-service teachers.

They said it was to ensure that we could read, write, and do some simple maths. Surely, we’d proved these things by completing a university degree?

Teacher taking a break from their work to stretch.

How to get enough exercise as a teacher.

How do you get exercise as a teacher? You get to work while it’s dark and stay until after the students leave. The trick is to alter what you’re already doing.

Teacher with a disability helping students work in computers.

How teaching online supports teachers with a disability.

When I started teaching online, I didn’t expect that I would also be working with a more complex range of students, but also teachers.

Female teacher working with students.

Why teaching has become an exclusive profession.

Teaching as a profession excludes certain demographics. There are also pressures placed on teachers that mean that certain demographics leave at a higher rate.

Teacher stressed with her head in her hands because she struggles with work-life balance.

How do you find work-life balance as a teacher?

Teachers in particular struggle to find work-life balance due to the increasing emotional demands of our work, as well as the negative perception of teaching.

Young female teacher sitting in a classroom thinking alone.

The problem with teaching being a vocation.

There is an element of sacrifice to being a teacher, which is an expectation of the job. This is a huge problem, as teachers feel trapped…

Young male teacher talking to an older family member about work, while walking and drinking a coffee.

Why teachers don’t talk to their families about teaching.

Friends to gripe with over coffee or a partner to call in tears when things are bad are important for your well being, but many teachers don’t have this.