Early this week NowTeach spoke to Dr Emma Kell who has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher and leader in UK secondary schools and is currently qualifying as a Performance Coach (with NLP). She speaks regularly on wellbeing and parenthood and writes for a variety of publications including TES and BBC Teach. She has completed a doctorate on teacher wellbeing and parenting at Middlesex University and has written two books: ‘How To Survive in Teaching’ and ‘A Little Guide For Teachers: Wellbeing and Self-Care.’
The NowTeach article says that a father and participant in Dr Kell’s doctoral research defined teaching and parenting as ‘arguably the two most important jobs in the world’. Teachers worry about how to juggle raising their own children with educating other people’s children, both during and after their training year. Striking the balance between teaching and family life is certainly achievable, but you need to be aware of the common pitfalls to avoid. The
Read the full article here to find out Dr Kell’s tips of balancing Teaching and Parenting.