Happy Teacher Blog

Thoughts, news and opinion from the Happy Teacher team

Although a new term brings a lot of worries, it also brings a lot of possibilities. It’s a great time to embark on something completely new, or approach the same things in a radically different way. So why not set yourself a ‘New Year Resolution’ on how you want to shake things up for the year ahead? Yes, pledging a ‘New Year Resolution’ is a loosely veiled act of target-setting, and it does have a slight whiff of a naff form-time activity, but it might turn out to be exactly what you need.

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Whether you’re looking forward to the new term with a certain relish or quietly dreading the thought of another year ‘at that place’, your experiences of your school are what colour your outlook.

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You nervously open the envelope (or, more likely, download the spreadsheet). You finally bring yourself to look at your results. Your heart falls. You don’t want to tell anybody, but you know that they will ask and they will scrutinise. And no, you’re not a student. You’re a teacher…

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