Friday, 25 January 2019

Focusing on Well being

The long commute filled with people on their way to London and I usually find someone I know for a chat on our journey. The rest of the carriage is relatively quiet with the gentle sound of keyboard tapping and a couple of very quiet conversations going on.

I reflect back to the opportunities that I could have had in my earlier career in finance and the daily commute that I could have faced travelling to Canary Wharf every day and I know I made the right decision not to chase the money but to value work-life balance. Well being a teacher that changed dramatically and at times the balance is really off and I have to take time to re-centre my world.

Today I am off not looking for new technology as a must-have of the latest but actually looking for things to improve the well being of staff, students and school. The lunch will be an opportunity to see some familiar faces but more importantly to make so new ones.

My hopes for the day are 2 fold. I want to find ways that technology is being better utilised in other schools both locally and internationally, also to find other schools to partner with again within the UK and beyond. Strangely I usually get nervous when delivering at these sorts of events but actually, I have changed my tack and reduced what I want to say down to a couple of slides and I am going to talk about people and opportunity rather than the technicality of it all and this has made me feel far more relaxed. I only have a few minutes and I decided to take out all unnecessary words off my slides and for the first time ever written some notes into the notes of a slide presentation!

My 5Good2Bad challenge continues

Good

  1. Delivered some great lessons that flew by
  2. Completed all tasks for Friday
  3. Started my plan for a future project.
  4. Made a student smile (she needed it)
  5. Realised that well being is at the core of my professional career

2 Bad
  1. Not had a good parenting day
  2. Too late to bed!

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