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How About Some Mind Medicine?

How to help yourself feel that little bit better when you're having one of those days? How about a little Mind Medicine, courtesy of Associate Nina Jackson.

Five Ways to Help Students Overcome Exam Stress and Anxieties

With exam season on its way, Associate Crista Hazell shares ideas to help your students deal with the mental stresses and strains they will face

Coping with Loss: How to Help Children Deal with Grief - Special Contribution

In a class of 30 children at least one will face a significant bereavement. How a school and its community reacts when it happens can make the difference between helping that child come to terms with his or new life or making the whole nightmare so much worse. In this guest blog post from writer Lucy Wyndham, we look briefly at what we can do if and when when that awful day arrives.

Children's Grief Awareness Week 17th - 23rd November 2016

Children's Grief Awareness Week runs from 17th to 23rd November 2016. Here is some advice from the Child Bereavement Network along with a book that we know helps when the worst happens. As it inevitably will...

Nature Is Still Here

Professor Paul Clarke, an Independent Thinking Associate and active environmentalist, offers some words of advice for turbulent times.

New (Academic) Year's Resolutions

Ever worry you might be getting into a rut in and out of the classroom? Well, here are 49 suggestions for what you can do to keep yourself - and those around you - on your toes all year long

Swan Upping, Children Downing?

In the summer holidays, schools are brilliant places to work. Dave Whitaker talks about why he loves summer - but why not all his students feel the same way, and what swans have to do with it.

15 Seconds and Counting

Nina Jackson believes that the simple '15 Second Rule' is a great way to get back your 'life time'.

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