Social Media by @pjmerrell

Name: PJ Merrell
Twitter name: @pjmerrell
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Head of Sixth Form
What is your advice about? Social Media

1: Students will look for you. Either lock it down tight or ensure everything you post is open for discussion.

2: Think carefully about ‘friending’ colleagues. Follow them on Twitter, sure, but is that selfie something you want going around the staff room?

3: Do not ‘friend’ students. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever.

4: Do not slate your place of work. If you want to be judged as a professional, act as a professional. This counts double if/when you move on. Don’t be that guy.

5: Pro tip: don’t post your day at the fairground if you’ve thrown a sickie …

Time Management by @pjmerrell

Name: PJ Merrell
Twitter: @pjmerrell
Sector:  Secondary
Subject: English
Position: Head of Sixth Form
5 Bits of Advice About: Time management

  1. Your work will never be ‘finished’. Set a clear end time and stick to it.
  2. No one ever died because the books were not marked over the weekend.
  3. There is no prize for being first into school and last out.
  4. Don’t spend more time writing on their work than they did.
  5. Emails are a plague. Don’t have your work emails on your mobile phone.