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Rethinking the way we work

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Health, Workplace

The notion that we can be productive, innovative, reflective and empathetic within a 60 hour working week is ludicrous. BBC has looked at teachers and their working week: www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37585982. What will it take to create systemic, lasting change? How many unhappy and stressed colleagues out…

The Mindfulness in Schools Project

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Health

At the beginning of this year Nicky Morgan, then Secretary of State for Education, challenged teachers to ask what they were doing to promote wellbeing and mental health among their students. The Mindfulness in Schools Project is one response to that challenge. As many countries…

Failing Beautifully

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Education, Health, Mental Health

Interested to read Lucy Clark’s Beautiful Failures, a reflection on the failure of one-size-fits-all schooling and the impact on young people’s mental health. Read Lucy’s account here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jun/27/pay-close-attention-to-who-our-kids-are-not-who-we-want-them-to-be

Embrace change!

Posted by crossfieldsinstitute in Health

An interesting report has emerged from an experiment conducted by Psychology professor Carol Dweck. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jun/19/how-understanding-the-brain-affects-learning-potential. Believing in the potential for growth keeps us studying and developing, engaging in new subjects and skills. If we believe that our brain is “fixed” we will focus more on…

Upcoming Conference: Young People Need You

Posted by Marcus Cross in Events, Health, Mental Health

Via learning-southwest.org.uk: Time:    10:00 – 16:00 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton Cost:     to be confirmed In response to the South West Youth Parliament’s manifesto that ‘mental health services for young people and education about mental health, needs to be drastically improved’ a regional cross sector gathering is planned…