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Change

Change is a step of faith and in order to achieve it we need to take a risk and get out of our comfort zone.
jameshburns55
The Art of Forgiveness

The Art of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is an art. What we all need to learn is how to mentally release our offender and not hold a grudge or bring up the offense again. Easier said then done. Listen in.
jameshburns55
How Rumors and Gossip Affect The School Climate: A 5 Hour Self Study Course

How Rumors and Gossip Affect The School Climate: A 5 Hour Self Study Course

Complaining about students in the faculty room does nothing to support the educational environment. Once you find other teachers who enjoy complaining about students, it becomes much easier to get into a routine of complaining to each other. This then makes it easier for other teachers to join right in. What usually goes along with this is a great deal of talk about how the student’s lack of achievement or bullying and behavioral problems in the classroom are caused by outside circumstances such as family or the child’s intergenerational tendencies (e.g. “I had his father as a student and I am not surprised. He is just like him”). The problem is that you take the focus off of yourself and the things you can do to be part of the solution. Plus, if you’re badmouthing your students, and other teachers are feeding right into it, you will walk back into your classroom with a greater dislike and additional reasons for having a negative attitude toward those students.
jameshburns55
LGBT+ Inclusion INSET Session

LGBT+ Inclusion INSET Session

I ran our staff "Stonewall" group for a couple of years, which was a group of teachers who worked to promote LGBT+ inclusion in the school through assemblies, events, and lessons. This is an INSET session that I ran for the whole school focusing on gender, sexuality, and inclusion.
MichaelJoinson
LGBT+ Monthly Lessons and Displays

LGBT+ Monthly Lessons and Displays

I ran our staff "Stonewall" group for a couple of years, which was a group of teachers who worked to promote LGBT+ inclusion in the school through assemblies, events, and lessons. This is a series of PowerPoint mini-lessons that I made to be done during tutor time and each one ties in with a particular theme for that month. They go up to April as I found May onwards was devoted to exam season!
MichaelJoinson
LGBT+ Staff Handbook

LGBT+ Staff Handbook

I ran our staff "Stonewall" group for a couple of years, which was a group of teachers who worked to promote LGBT+ inclusion in the school through assemblies, events, and lessons. This is a handbook that I made to distribute to all staff at the beginning of the school year and it includes things such as a glossary of terms, Ofsted guidance, how to deal with homophobic/transphobic bullying etc.
MichaelJoinson
How Did You Do It?

How Did You Do It?

How does childhood bullying affect a person’s self confidence, resiliency, and courage? How much fear still remains in the victim in social situations and during even the smallest of confrontations? There are those that have overcome the fear bullying and that is what this journal is about. It is an opportunity for those who were bullied to document their experience and let others know how they did it. They can tell their story and then through reflection and insight lay out their plan of how they regained their confidence and emotional strength. It is designed to help the journal writer realize how they really are a type of pioneer who has paved the way for others to follow. It is my hope that they share their success with others. Who should use this journal? Anyone who wants to make a difference in their life and the lives of others. It is great for high school teenagers, young adults, those who are still being bullied that need to make a plan to overcome issues that are standing in their way of a successful life. It can be used as a resource for those in the mental health industry, youth groups, guidance counselors and school social workers. This is a downloadable journal that can be used by anyone to write about how they overcame the fear of bullying. They should take the time to answer the questions and share their success with others and keep track of the progress that was made. It is great tool for groups or individuals. They can continue to journal and use the Life Notebook section to stay up to date on their ongoing success story.
jameshburns55
10 Ways To Build Any Relationship

10 Ways To Build Any Relationship

Well there they are 10 great ways to build any relationship. That is to build; I mean this stuff doesn’t happen over night. We may like things to happen fast but when it comes down to people expectations are always a problem, and what we expect we never get in whole and the parts that we get are never really enough. We have to learn to be patient with those that are family members, loved ones, and co-workers. We can’t keep pulling up the flowers to see how the roots are doing, and we can’t count on others to do these things for us.
jameshburns55
Helping parents deal with exams

Helping parents deal with exams

I have created this document to help parents with the issues they face while their children go through mock/public exams. I have issued this to our parents to help them cope as a parent as I feel we often focus too much on how to get the pupils ready. Please do adapt and expand on the information provided.
anthellison