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Balancing teaching and parenthood: what works and what doesn’t? By @thosethatcan 

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Teachers who are also parents talk about what they’ve learned by Emma Kell

If you’re reading this hoping for ‘top tips’ to make life as a parent and teacher easier, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed. For me, the most refreshing thing about my doctoral research on teacher-parents and work-life balance has been the complete absence of the arrogant, hectoring, do-it-my-way-or-you’re-wrong voices which were all too present in the early days of parenthood. The teachers I spoke to in four focus groups in four different schools are full of contradictions, with themselves, with one another. They hesitate, review and think out loud. They make each other think, they’ve made me think. I hope it will make you think too. Here, I represent a some of the suggestions they made in response to the question, ‘If you could give one piece of advice to a teacher soon to become a parent, what would it be?’

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