Why teachers should get a hobby

Madonna

What gets you excited about going to school? Is it seeing the pupils? The thrill of sharing knowledge about something that you’re really passionate about? Or is it band practice at lunchtime?

Yes, you read that right – starting a rock band with fellow teachers and practising at lunchtime can keep you enthusiastic, happy and invigorated as a teacher, according to head of department Gavin Simpson.

But if you’re more Mary Berry than Madonna, you could try baking, knitting or learning a new language – anything that pushes you out of your comfort zone. Hobbies are valuable to give overworked ...

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