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Planning for retirement teacher

You don't have to wait until you're near retirement to begin planning for it. Here's some information to help guide you.

Promoting staff wellbeing

Our factsheet outlines some key ways to promote staff wellbeing in an education environment. 

Time management for teachers

Effectively managing time and high workloads is a challenge for all those working in education. Whatever your role here are some useful techniques to help.

Teacher in Classroom

Whether you are thinking about progressing your teaching career or changing focus to a non-teaching position in the education sector, the information below gives some tips on how to move through the career ladder.

Say no

Many people are uncomfortable saying no because they do not want to disappoint others, have had negative experiences saying no in the past or don't want to be viewed as uncooperative.

Dealing with caring responsibilities - teachers and education staff

You are a carer if you provide (unpaid) support and care for someone who has an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction. 

It can be difficult when relationships change to include caring responsibilities as often it is not what people wanted or expected (sometimes for both carer and the cared person).

As well as the additional tasks that can take time and sometimes physical effort there is also the emotional impact of seeing someone ill, having to look after them and also sometimes dealing with their resistance to being cared for.

how to deal with emotions - teachers and education staff

If you feel the following common difficult emotions that can make you feel overwhelmed, here are some things that can help. 

ABC model for managing stress - teachers and education staff

The ABC Cognitive Behavioural Tool is useful to work out what we are telling ourselves that feels life threatening when we get stressed or have emotional responses like anger, frustration and irritation.

activities to manage stress - teachers and education staff

These ideas will decrease stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. 

Feeling stressed and anxious - teachers and education staff

Teachers and education staff endure greater job-related stress than other professionals, according to recent research. However there are a number of tools and techniques to help manage and reduce stress.