After an amazing week inspired by #NCW2017 I wonder if we could do something similar for well-being both for students and teachers in April.
The April 2016 #teacher5day theme for the month was #stressawarenessmonth http://wp.me/p4VbxY-eN based on the American version you can find here http://stressawarenessmonth.com/welcome-to-stress-awareness-month-april-1-30-2017/ with resources to try out here https://www.helpguide.org/. As we approach the exam season is there anything we can do that will improve our well-being as teachers which will have a knock on effect on improving the well-being of our students?
Could #teacher5day and #student5aday be the answer? It’s time to raise some awareness.
In its simplest form you could just remember to put a few minutes of time aside each day in April and share your adventures on the #teacher5aday hashtag. You might however be inspired to make April a month of well-being in your school for both students and staff. What about a top 10 ten list of things staff and students can do to reduce their stress in April? How about a campaign to get students to turn off their phone at 7.00pm which could include their parents doing the same (and dare I even say their teachers)? #turnitoffat7
Either way I think it is about time we made a lot of noise about well-being and with retention of teachers more important than ever what are we waiting for.
If you would like to get involved, please get in touch. I am looking for as many #wellbeingsuperheroes to make as much noise as possible in April to share their ideas big and small.
All ideas are welcomed and what I would really like to achieve is the same buzz around the #teacher5aday themed months on twitter like #fitfeb, #memorymarch and #21daysJuly making a similar impact in more staffrooms around the country for the majority of teachers who are not on twitter.
Resources to stick on your staffroom wall can be found here http://teachingtricks.weebly.com/blog-teaching/april-is-stress-awareness-month
Are you up for the challenge??