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IDEAS TO INSPIRE

As we become increasingly aware of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in society, educators are asked, “How can we support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing?” 

Food has a huge role to play in boosting the emotional well-being of both staff and pupils. A large body of research is emerging that proves just how powerful our plate is in boosting our mood and fighting depression and anxiety.

This is one of the many messages we are passionate about promoting so that school staff are in the best position possible to feel happy and healthy.

We all know people working in education who regularly go beyond the call of duty and deserve our thanks and praise. However, despite our best intentions, our busy lives often get in the way!

According to the Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019, 72% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed and more than half of all staff have considered leaving the sector in the last two years,…

At the Education Show in January, TeachStrong were invited to be a part of the “Creative Health and Well-being Panel”. To kick off the discussion, I presented my ideas around the panel’s topic: “Effective, creative and practical solutions to ensure a safe and happy learning environment for both students and teachers.” I’ve rewritten my presentation for you to read. 

In 1996, neurophysiologist Giacomo Rizzolatti made one of the most important discoveries in the area of neuroscience: the crucial role of mirrors neurons.

What exactly are mirror neurons? Simple put, mirror neurons are groups of neurons which activate when we executed an action, when we observe an action being executed or by having a mental image of it. For example,… 

How many of you have ever worried whether you’re eating too many carbs? How many of you have worried about whether you’re getting enough protein? And how many of you have ever worried about whether you’re eating too much fat?

Over the last few decades, concern about these macronutrients has been embedded in our culture. Marketing companies have done a fantastic job of confusing us all…

Stopping for a coffee or tea during a hectic school day allows us to enjoy a little moment to ourselves whilst also getting a quick caffeine hit. Recently, a new controversy is threatening to shake the established tradition in staffrooms across the country: the increasing popularity of plant-based milks.

At TeachStrong, we love a good HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout. They’re fast, effective and to the point, giving us the results we want in less time. One of the things taking up a great deal of teacher’s time is marking. How many of us have to stay up late going over books?

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Many people are sceptical about the effects of meditation and it is true that research into this aspect of well-being is in its early stages. However, good quality studies are showing that just 5 minutes of mindfulness a day will offer a whole host of benefits.