Making the Most of the Commute

  1. It's 8pm. Time for #UKEdChat 
Topic: Making the Most of the Commute
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  2. #UKEdChat Q1
How long does your commute take, how do you travel, and what is your route like?
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    #UKEdChat Q1 How long does your commute take, how do you travel, and what is your route like? Use the hashtag & A1... pic.twitter.com/vL0xDOsr6Y
  3. @ukedchat A1 About 20 minutes and, thankfully, mainly through countryside with good roads! #UKEdChat
  4. #ukedchat A1 hi everyone, not long, 15 mins and we can see the sea on our route to Hastings
  5. @ICTmagic Did the journey have an impact on your decision to work there? #UKEdChat
  6. #UKEdChat Q2
Has your commute increased and what is the maximum length you would consider?
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    #UKEdChat Q2 Has your commute increased and what is the maximum length you would consider? Use the hashtag & A2... pic.twitter.com/EZSUoR1SqJ
  7. @ukedchat #ukedchat Q2 Not hugely but depends on what time of days it is. I loved what I do and would travel up to 1 hour
  8. @ukedchat Country, town, country. It’s ok. My last commute was from Kent to London - that took 1.5hrs am, 2 hrs pm. It gave me the lines on my face that school!
  9. Hi! I’m and Elementary Education major from UW-Platteville. This is my first twitter chat. I'm excited to be here! #ukedchat
  10. @kateowbridge Yikes! 90 minute commutes can not be good for one's wellbeing. Do you think it is more necessary for senior leaders to commute further? #UKEdChat
  11. #UKEdChat Q3
Do you see your commute as part of your work, or a moment to ‘zone out’ and relax?
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    #UKEdChat Q3 Do you see your commute as part of your work, or a moment to ‘zone out’ and relax? Use the hashtag & A3... pic.twitter.com/H32Hrf7KrY
  12. @ukedchat It did nearly kill me, to avoid the traffic I had to leave home at 6.15am. My neighbour does this now for longer but is not in education so earns big bucks and works from home two days and stays over one night where the company pay! #ukedchat
  13. @ukedchat #ukedchat A3 As i'm driving, I see this as part of work, I don't get time to zone out really
  14. @ukedchat But I don’t necessarily think senior leaders have to. My deputy at that school lived round the corner. Horses for courses. Lots of my staff think my commute now is bad, but they’ve never done Sevenoaks to Rotherhithe daily! #ukedchat
  15. I think we all need a time of our day to just relax or as some say "zone out". A commute could be a great time for that #UKEdChat
  16. @ukedchat A1 about 45 minutes by car, mostly by motorway. Has taken up to 5 hours on 1 occasion. Between 1 and 2 fairly regularly. #ukedchat
  17. @ukedchat Snow. I use the M20. Operation Stack a few years ago made a 2 hour plus journey a regular occurrence.
  18. @ukedchat @sing0utsue @EggtoothProject @teacherchalky1 Bit of both. I often listen to audiobooks. Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series has seen me to many a strategy meeting or a flexible learning panel! Sometimes I’m thinking about work stuff, especially HR issues or individual children I’m worried about. #ukedchat
  19. #UKEdChat Q4
Apart from the actual travel, do you use your commute for anything else?
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    #UKEdChat Q4 Apart from the actual travel, do you use your commute for anything else? Use the hashtag & A4... pic.twitter.com/FYXZSZUqyq
  20. @ukedchat Current commute is over an hour each way - longer if the traffic is bad which it often is. :-( From January, less than 10 minutes :-) Life changing!
  21. @EggtoothProject @teacherchalky1 'Off the grid' is interesting. Is being offline by choice of necessity of the mode of transport? #UKEdChat
  22. @ukedchat @sing0utsue @EggtoothProject @teacherchalky1 A4 Crying on occasion. Smoking when things are v bad. Checking out the road surface condition of the A22, and the Christmas window display in Hoopers of Tunbridge Wells! #ukedchat
  23. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 it's by choice due to driving but I value not having to stare at a lit screen and listen to music #ukedchat
  24. @bobdbob Obviously this will impact on your well-being, but do you think it will have a positive impact on your professional life? #UKEdChat  https://twitter.com/bobdbob/status/938867163137486848 
  25. @UKEdSch @ukedchat My commute is my PD time. I listen to podcasts from all over the world & connect with my online PLN. I've blogged about a few of favourite podcasts but would love to subscribe to more from the UK!  https://educatorinoz.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/10-great-podcasts-for-educators.html  #ukedchat
  26. @ukedchat @kateowbridge @sing0utsue @EggtoothProject A4 I like listening to audio books as it's going to be the only way to get through all the books I want to get through #ukedchat
  27. @ukedchat @sing0utsue @EggtoothProject @teacherchalky1 But just read someone on here the other day who listened to podcasts. That’s a thought, but it means getting organised with my devices and that won’t become a priority...
  28. #UKEdChat Q5
How can we use the commute to set ourselves up for the day, and to switch off on the way home?
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    #UKEdChat Q5 How can we use the commute to set ourselves up for the day, and to switch off on the way home? Use the hashtag & A5... pic.twitter.com/dZ2iVWy4X1
  29. I think I need to do a part 2 to my podcast post! Subscribing to your podcast right now. Thank you! #UKEdchat  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/938868377103237121 
  30. @ukedchat #ukedchat A1 leave before 6.50 = 40 minutes leave after 6.50 = over an hour. M25 then past several bottle necks. 5 years doing that before I left
  31. @ukedchat @kateowbridge @sing0utsue @EggtoothProject @teacherchalky1 A4 I often think through the day ahead. Particularly planning out non teching tasks/cpnversations #ukedchat
  32. @KennyInclusion Amazing how a few minutes later can make such a difference. #UKEdChat
  33. @ukedchat Thanks so much for these links. Great resources to listen to on my commute! Just followed on Instagram too 👍🏻#UKEdchat
  34. #UKEdChat Q6
Can we use our commute for CPD? How?
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    #UKEdChat Q6 Can we use our commute for CPD? How? Use the hashtag & A6... pic.twitter.com/LJY6EAsVDV
  35. #UKEdChat Q7
What issues do your pupils face getting to and from school, and how could they be solved?
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    #UKEdChat Q7 What issues do your pupils face getting to and from school, and how could they be solved? Use the hashtag & A7... pic.twitter.com/DwHAz9qZ26
  36. @ukedchat @kateowbridge @sing0utsue @EggtoothProject @teacherchalky1 @KennyInclusion A7 I guess safety is always going to be an issue, especially with younger pupils. Still worth the effort to try to walk if possible/safe. Health benefits. Walking buddies and walking buses are possible solutions. #UKEdChat
  37. #UKEdChat Q8
Is there a way teachers can help pupils prepare for school on their commute?
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    #UKEdChat Q8 Is there a way teachers can help pupils prepare for school on their commute? Use the hashtag & A8... pic.twitter.com/RgfKVYVkpd
  38. @ukedchat @kateowbridge @sing0utsue @EggtoothProject @teacherchalky1 @KennyInclusion I used to commute across London. I used the time to read my whole class reading texts, go through all my emails. Time have moved on and now id probe use my iPad to create feedback on work I had taken a photo of! #A8
  39. #UKEdChat #A8 As I cycle to work, there's not a great deal of class prep I can get done on my commute. I did get a load of marking done on a 2hr bus ride, each way, this week when I was on a course though...
  40. @ukedchat @kateowbridge @sing0utsue @EggtoothProject @teacherchalky1 @KennyInclusion I'd just like my kids to be able to take the time to just wake up properly, without any screens or pressure, after getting proper breakfast. That's preparation enough for me.