Teaching Matters!: Motivating and Inspiring Yourself


The examples and wisdom in this book will benefit teachers, principals, superintendents, professors and anyone else in the field of education. It will show you how to:
• rekindle the excitement of the first day of school all year long
• ...

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The examples and wisdom in this book will benefit teachers, principals, superintendents, professors and anyone else in the field of education. It will show you how to:
• rekindle the excitement of the first day of school all year long
• understand how praise helps the giver as well as the receiver
• approach every day in a "Thank God It Is Monday" frame of mind
• not let negative people ruin your day
• learn specific things you can do to have a great day at work
• fall in love with teaching all over again

This book is for you if you've ever found yourself having trouble remembering why you chose education. It will show you how to recharge your batteries and help you be at your best every day.

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Editorial Reviews

This guide describes motivational techniques and inspirational exercises designed to help education professionals avoid burnout and truly enjoy their work. Fourteen short chapters address such topics as scheduling time to rejuvenate, participating in workshops, creating a professional portfolio, greeting students in the morning, and working with negative people. The authors both teach education at Indiana State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930556355
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 969,821
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Part I. Why You're Worth It
• The Value of Teaching
• Ten Days Out of Ten
• We Are All Teachers
• It's Not Time - It's Energy

Part II. Taking Care of Yourself
• Viewing the Cup
• Atta Boy/Atta Girl
• Could I Have a Refill Please? Opportunities for Renewal
• Celebrating Yourself - You ARE a Professional

Part III. Raise the Praise. Minimize the Criticize
• The Value of Praise
• Making School Work For You
• Unexpected Happiness
• Your Home Away from Home
• Making Everybody Feel Like Somebody

Part IV. The World Around You
• Working with Negative People
• Students - The Most Precious Commodity

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