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Teachers using the summer holiday to recharge batteries

ce0ac49f079131b81ef5ca94b221719eTeaching can be an extremely stressful job with recent statistics showing that the majority of newly qualified teachers (NQT’s) leave the profession within their first year due to stress. This is a scary statistic and shows that something needs to be done in order to support teachers more.

With the summer holidays fast approaching us, teachers all over the country are looking forward to the six week break that they will get whilst the schools are closed. Some people argue that teachers have too much time off but when working in a very stressful role without being able to book time off as and when you need to like many people with flexible holidays, the summer holiday can be that very important break that they need.

Studies have shown that teachers tend to work better following a break as it has given them time to reflect on what has worked and not worked throughout the year and they often go back feeling ready to cope with the new challenges they face.

Newly qualified teachers quitting within first year

Recent reports have shown that the number of newly qualified teachers that are quitting the industry within their first year is drastically on the rise. A new survey shows that 73% of trainee teachers have considered leaving the profession mostly due to workload and stress factors. These figures are shocking and show that we really do need to do something about it.
Many people have the view that teachers have an easy job – not starting till 9 and finishing at 3.30 with holidays throughout the year (including 6 weeks in the summer). The truth is that this the real life profession is not at all like that. Most teachers will arrive in school about 8 am and often not leave until gone 5, with their daily work not ending there. Ignoring the fact they they may have a family or other commitments to attend to when they get home there is also a mountain of planning, assessments and marking to be done. This can put a huge pressure on teachers in school but also their home life and is the main factor in many people quitting.

Eastern horizons: making the career move to south-east Asia – live chat

South-east Asia is the land of plenty – for those academics desirous to test the waters of better education overseas. Photograph: the Guardian Photograph: the Guardian

It’s probably crossed your mind – the dream of relocating your university career to a hotter climate where the common-or-garden of living is best, the living costs are cheaper and the taxes are lower into the discount. Was this place you envisioned south-east Asia

South-east Asia is the land of plenty – for those academics desirous to test the waters of better education overseas. As governments within the region push for more people to score higher qualifications, universities in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore are expanding to satisfy this increased demand for tertiary education. And with that demand come job vacancies, as leading universities inside the region recruit academic and administrative staff from overseas to maintain.

At an analogous time, Western universities are getting global institutions, with many UK institutions investing money in building campuses abroad. One such project, NUMed Malaysia, a campus run by Newcastle University in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, is currently offering 18-month to 3-year teaching stints. an advantage for the educational seeking a strategic getaway in a quick developing country. But with such a lot of institutions branching out overseas, how can academics make the move – and what’s university working life actually like in south-east Asia

There are many practicalities to contemplate before filing that job application, from relocation allowances to accomodation options. Then there’s the several pedagogic and bureaucratic approaches: “Give yourself time to conform to the local ways of doing things,” says Tom Vinaimont, assistant professor within the department of economics and finance on the City University of Hong Kong who has lived and worked in Asia for the past 10 years. “Western universities typically have a horizontal organisational structure. At Asian universities the structure is way more hierarchical.”

According to Vinaimont, the perks are worth it: a 16% maximum tax rate, a good number of time allocated to generously funded research, higher salaries at Asian universities than their European counterparts, and the risk to live in a city that’s constantly changing. These were only a few of the sells for him – now we wish to hear your thoughts, experience and advice.

Our panel of execs can be discussing both the advantages and challenges of relocating and dealing in south-east Asia on Wednesday 16 January from 12-2pm GMT. So whether you’re flying over to educate on a fleeting visit or putting down research roots for the foreseeable future, join us to listen to more about life and work within the region. It could actually just make your mind up.

German Education Index

FIS Bildung Literaturdatenbank (German Education Index) is maintained by the training Information System (FIS Bildung), a network of just about 30 documentation institutions, and is hosted by the German Institute for International Education Research (DIPF). This is a searchable index to journal articles, book chapters, reports and other grey literature covering all aspects of education policy, practice and theory. This includes coverage of training, the economics of education, and all levels of education from primary schooling to raised and adult education. Over 400 journal titles are indexed. These are primarily German language, but in addition include major English language publications. Entries cover publications from approximately 1980 onwards. Abstracts are provided. Materials are updated quarterly. It’s possible to look in English, French or German.

Jane Tomlinson has the north of britain at the run

Running The north’s where for then you definately. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

The following may alarm readers of a slow and sedentary nature (among whom I numbermyself) however the late Jane Tomlinson was so cheerful in adversity that we will even take part.

Scarcely an afternoon passes without another race/fun-run being launched inside the tradition of the brave young woman from Leeds who completed such a lot of physical challenges during her long duel with terminal cancer.

Last week, my colleague Tamsin Rutter reported how the York full marathon sold out within three days and added an inventory of different runs here within the north. We’ve got three more, all organised by the Tomlinson tribute group For All Events, and here they’re:

The Asda Foundation Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All Hull 10K

The name alone may require an XL T-shirt but here is the likeliest one for me since it falls on 19 May, the day after my 63rd birthday. Goalie Paul Robinson did the official launch yesterday. He says:

Jane was an actual hero to plenty of individuals and i am sure she has inspired many to take in a private challenge in their own. The Hull 10K is a brilliant approach to start – or even better it’ll raise masses of cash for some really deserving causes. i am hoping as a lot of people as possible will sign in to run this year’s event and make it the largest and the most efficient valuable yet.

The run is the fourth of its kind, with 5000 participants expected and a course along the Humber and across the many impressive monuments of the traditional port. It is going to raise money for the Echoes Foundation; CLIC Sargent; Martin House Children’s Hospice; Caudwell Children; Macmillan Cancer Support; Candlelighters; Yorkshire Cancer Research, Her Breast Friend and Hull Children’s University.

The run starts on at 9am in Alfred Gelder Street on 19 May that’s a Sunday.
More details here.

Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All Leeds 10K

This one is on Tomlinson’s home ground and has the backing of Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos, with an estimated 10,000 runners more likely to participate. If you happen to have no idea of the beauties of my home city, here’s a solution to take up most of them; and the trackside support is legendarily friendly.

Leeds United striker Ross McCormack says:

Jane Tomlinson was a remarkable woman and that i hope everyone follows in her incredible footsteps and gets accessible and runs up a storm to aid some great charities.

The run is on 14 july, Bastille Day, so maybe you and your pals could run up a French theme or a revolutionary one. Proceeds visit Martin House Children’s Hospice, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Macmillan Cancer Support, Leeds Children’s Hospital and The Haven breast cancer support centre. This was the primary of the Tomlinson tribute events and is now in its seventh year.

More details here.

Jane Tomlinson’s York 10K

There was never only the decision of the large One – the Yorkshire Marathon – in our county’s ancient capital; and when you were disappointed by its rapid sell-out, here’s another. It’s on Sunday 4 August and the official launch this week was supervised by World Cup and Premier League referee Howard Webb.

He took part last year, notched up a non-public Best time of 00:42:44 (Blimey!), and says said:

The atmosphere round the course was brilliant, both amongst the runners and from the hordes of folks cheering us on from the side-lines. Running the York 10k gave me the sort of buzz and made me feel portion of something quite special, where the human spirit shone through. i’m able to definitely be signing as much as participate in 2013 and that i hope there will be many more that join me.

The 6000 runners will start (at 9.30am) and finish on the Knavesmire and zip past compulsory York landmarks including the Shambles and Clifford’s Tower. The cash goes to: Macmillan, Martin House, St Leonard’s Hospice, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Candlelighters, Brain Tumour Research and Support, Sue Ryder, CLICSargent and The York Teaching Hospital Charity.

More details here.

We’ll bring you more events as we find out about them, and mean while – as last week – please add any to the thread.

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