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Feeling Stressed? Try Meditation

Teaching can be stressful for many reasons, and report writing is only one of them.

Meditation is a simple technique that can help you feel better in a very short space of time.

If you're in a hurry, try this one minute exercise:

Or if you have a little more time, try this ten minute meditation:

We don't have any relationship or affiliation with Headspace. I chose these videos because I have personally used Headspace and found it to be really helpful for dealing with stress, anxiety, and other feelings.

Another thing I found helpful as a stressed-out teacher was getting out of my classroom at break times. Give that a try too - a cup of tea in the staff room with some colleagues really can work magic sometimes.

How to Write School Reports

Writing school reports can be a daunting and time-consuming task. But great school reports put a smile on parents’ faces, support student learning and growth, and may be treasured for years to come.

What makes a report great?

From a parent’s perspective, the hallmark of a great report is its authenticity - it captures the essence of their child. This personal touch shows that you truly know and value their child…

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Can ChatGPT Write School Reports?

Yes it can, and I'll show you some examples. But before you rush to start using it...

Data protection - be aware

As of March 2023, by default OpenAI (the makers of ChatGPT) can keep the data you type into ChatGPT and furthermore they can use it to train their models. Here's the source

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Should Teachers Use AI to Write School Reports?

This is an interesting question with many facets to it.

This article concerns the general use of AI to write school reports. If you are thinking of using ChatGPT to write school reports READ THIS FIRST.

Here are some advantages of using AI to write school reports…

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Empowering Self-Regulated Learning

One of the notable recommendations by the EEF is to cultivate 'self-regulation' among students. In my practice, I've effectively integrated student reflection into my preparation for report writing and parents' evenings, fostering an environment that encourages students to plan, monitor, and evaluate their own learning progress…

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