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Dear Theo

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by oliveoil537, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Here's what you say:

    There are two main aims for you at the moment, I think.

    Firstly getting your health - including your emotional health - back up to scratch.

    And secondly not just regaining your confidence, but regaining your Head's confidence after what happened.

    I understand what you say about doing less but better. But I think that there are better ways of doing it than going part time. If you ask now - or September - for part time for either October or January you are presenting the school with the problem of re-doing the timetable and appointing someone to fit around you. This might actually turn out to be stressful for you, knowing this, and would not help regain your Head's confidence.

    I wonder if you have read anything about the Work Smart not Hard approach? This may not be appropriate for you, you may not feel a buzz about this at all, but do try thinking about it. Doing things differently might just give you more breathing time and help you feel more in control.

    And just giving yourself the intellectual stimulus of reading about these techniques might help you gain a new perspective on your job!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Outstanding-Teaching-Backwards-Andy-Griffith/dp/1845909291/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434817695&sr=1-1

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Talk-Less-Teaching-Practice-Participation-Progress/dp/1845909283/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1SNWX24X96NYCEFPNJPZ

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Teach-Smart-Learner-Centered-Strategies-Student/dp/1596672498

    http://www.edutopia.org/teachers-working-smarter-collaboration

    I hope that you soon feel better - better in yourself, and better about the job that you do for your pupils. Because it's all about you, AND all about them!

    Best wishes

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    Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, where she answers jobseeking and careers queries regularly each week.
     

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