5. Learn to say no #teaching #work #brilliantdayatschool

Tell people firmly and politely that you won’t have time or be able to do something at work. This could be your head of department, or it could even be your class. Both of them will respect you for telling the truth. Headteachers are not impressed by someone who just says “yes” all the time, they are just grateful that someone is willing to do extra work. Saying no to something can be hard but if you know you are going to have to say no then practise what you will say beforehand and stick to your guns. The first time you do it will be the hardest and you can always offer to help out on another occasion.

3. Be Mindful of how much time you spend at school and on school work #stress #teaching #brilliantdayatschool

Remember, you may enjoy it but school is work. It’s great to enjoy your job, which means that at first you won’t resent all the extra time you put into it. But if you keep on putting that extra effort in, you will start to resent it, and so will the people around you. Also if you put in lots of extra effort and don’t put anything back into you then that is when you are at risk of burning out. Your brain is like a bank; withdraw too much from it without making the odd deposit and you will feel a deficit. Your body will tell you you are stressed.

1. Make an effort to talk to someone different in the staffroom #teaching #health #stress #wellbeing #brilliantdayatschool

As teachers, we are sometimes guilty of moving in quite a small network of teacher friends/colleagues. A science department might, for instance, work together in a group of labs and prep rooms located together in a different part of the school. They then will probably socialise together and have lunch together. There is much to learn from integrating more and talking to teachers and support staff in other departments. Get to know other people and be interested in them.

This post will form part of a series of posts under the label of How to have a brilliant day at school….for teachers.

If you want to add your idea then please e-mail ridingseducational@gmail.com and will I will be sure to feature it with of course full credit to you.

Thank you

David

The Lazy Student’s Revision Guide: Study Hacks For Exam Success Without The Stress #revision #exams #education

Are your exams fast approaching? Are you starting to panic that you’re never going to be ready for them?

You’re not alone.

It’s an unfortunate truth that good study technique is rarely taught in schools, colleges or universities.

Which is where The Lazy Student’s Revision Guide comes in.

This book is packed full of study hacks that take you through the revision process in a concise and easy-to-read manner. I understand that you don’t have time to sit and read a 300 page manual on how to pass your exams. Let’s face it; if you did, then you could make a start on that pile of textbooks in front of you…

This book is for students looking for a no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to revision that has actionable advice to get you started soon.

In this guide you’ll learn how to:

  • Make sure you’re physically and mentally prepared to study successfully
  • Create a revision timetable that you’ll actually be able to stick to
  • Avoid information overload and focus your studies on the things you need to know to ace your exams
  • Produce top quality revision notes that you’ll use again and again
  • Prepare for your exams without letting revision take over your life

The study tips, tricks and hacks in The Lazy Student’s Revision Guide are proven to improve exam performance. All you need to do to get the results you deserve is follow the steps in this guide.

Can you really afford to waste another day on revision techniques that might not even be working?

Read this book, apply the techniques you learn and you’re guaranteed better exam results than you ever thought were possible.

What other students have said about The Lazy Student’s Revision Guide:

“I have recently finished my mock exams and I now know that I have been studying a little wrong! The Lazy Student’s Revision Guide is very well written and is very informative. People who are about to start revising for exams need to know what to do and how to do it and this book does exactly that!”

Lara Taylor

“This book is a MUST read for students! As a student myself (and a lazy one at that) it has given me helpful tips and tricks to becoming a more successful student! A+++”

Rachel Wilson

“Enlightening read from an intelligent author who clearly knows what he’s talking about. This book has been a great help for me during my studies and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who has no idea how they should even start revision. A quick read and the step-by-step process makes it very easy to follow.”