The Frazzled Principal's Wellness Plan: Reclaiming Time, Managing Stress, and Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

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Overview

Restructure your personal and professional priorities by tackling the stresses of managing workplace environments, juggling competing priorities, and balancing personal and professional agendas.

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Editorial Reviews

Donald Schumacher
"Gives all principals the tools to be as productive as your talents will allow you to be. . . You should be able to maintain a healthier lifestyle, stay out of your doctor’s office, and be your most effective self. "
Jim R. Watson
"I recommend The Frazzled Principal’s Wellness Plan to any principal, school leader, or district leader who wants to improve performance by learning to balance priorities, manage time and stress, gain vital skills, and create a healthy lifestyle. "
Education Review
"Geared towards the discerning principal educator, this paperback kept my interest and I am confident it will keep yours. This volume will make a great gift for any principal and the many principal ‘wannabees’….I strongly urge you to purchase this book for anyone currently in, or seriously thinking about, assuming the multifaceted role of a school principal. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761988854
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,433,613
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Allen Queen is professor and former chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A former classroom teacher, principal, college administrator, and university professor, he works with teachers and principals in the areas of managing priorities, time management, and stress reduction. Queen has written over 30 books and 70 articles, including The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan (Corwin Press 2004), The Block Scheduling Handbook (Corwin Press 2002), and books on karate and fitness for young readers. He has appeared on radio and television programs, including ABC's World News Now, and has been a consultant to over 160 schools and districts in 36 states and 3 foreign countries in the areas of classroom discipline, school safety, block scheduling, and time management.

Patsy S. Queen earned a BS in Education (Home Economics) and a BS in Nursing from Western Carolina University, and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She has experience as a registered nurse in North Carolina, Virginia, and Texas. In addition to holding national certification in her specialty area, she is recognized by the North Carolina Board of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has served as an item writer for the National Counsel of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for registered nurses, and for the National Credentialing Center’s nursing specialty certification exams. Patsy has taught nursing and nutrition courses for the past 25 years and is presently an instructor at Gaston Community College in Dallas, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

List of Checklists and Planners
Physician's Foreword - Donald Schumacher
Educator's Foreword - Jim R. Watson
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Educational Leadership in a Culture of Stress
Stress and the School Principal
Stress and Central Office Personnel
Life Events and Workplace Stress
Stress and the Immune System
Redefining the Culture of Stress From a Healthier Perspective
2. Restructuring Personal and Leadership Priorities for a Healthy Lifestyle
Why Manage Priorities?
Identifying Your Priorities
A Mirror Image of Self
Making Priorities Your Personal Mission

3. Mastering the Science of Stress Management for Better Health
Factors Influencing Stress Levels
Identifying Your Stress Levels
Reducing Stress Levels
4. Using Physical Activity as a Professional and Personal Coping Strategy
Managing Perceived Work Demands
Finding Time for Exercise
Walking
Stretching
Yoga
Pilates
Karate, Kung Fu, and Cardio Kickboxing
Therapeutic Massage
Additional Physical Activities to Investigate
5. Desktop Yoga
Correct Breathing
Sitting Tree
Turning Bird
Tired Warrior
Desk Cobra
Nosey Neighbor
Alternate Breathing
Head Rotation
Leg Wrap
Sitting Dog and Sitting Cat
Cross-Legged Meditation
Desk Rest
6. Immediate Stress Reducers
The Squeezer
The Breather
The Calmer
Your Stress Management Plan
7. Arresting Time Bandits at Home and at School
Perfectionism
Procrastination
Inability to Say "No "
Managing Your Personal and Professional Time Bandits
8. Using Nutrition to Support a Healthy Lifestyle
Schools as a Culture of Unhealthy Eating Habits
Redefining Food Choices From a Healthier Perspective
Important Numbers to Know
9. What the Literature Says About Stress and School Leadership
Principals
School Superintendents
Leadership Stress and the Workplace
The Biology of Stress
References
Index

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