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The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out
     

The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out

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by Mike Anderson
 

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ISBN-10: 1416610693

ISBN-13: 9781416610694

Pub. Date: 09/24/2010

Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development

You've probably heard the advice "put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others." This is true both in airplanes and in classrooms—you have to take care of yourself before you can help someone else. If teachers are stressed out and exhausted, how can they have the patience, positive energy, and enthusiasm to provide the best instruction for students?

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You've probably heard the advice "put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others." This is true both in airplanes and in classrooms—you have to take care of yourself before you can help someone else. If teachers are stressed out and exhausted, how can they have the patience, positive energy, and enthusiasm to provide the best instruction for students? Author Mike Anderson asked that question as a teacher himself, and the answers he found form the basis of The Well-Balanced Teacher. He found that teachers need to take care of themselves in five key areas to keep themselves in shape to care for their students.

In addition to paying proper attention to their basic needs for nutrition, hydration, sleep, exercise, and emotional and spiritual refreshment, teachers also need

Belonging: Teachers need to feel positive connections with other people, both in school and outside school.
Significance: Teachers want to know that they make a positive difference through the work they do.
Positive engagement: When teachers enjoy their work, they have great energy and passion for their teaching.
Balance: Healthy teachers set boundaries and create routines so that they can have rich lives both in the classroom and at home.

Anderson devotes a chapter to each of these needs, describing in frank detail his own struggles and offering a multitude of practical tips to help readers find solutions that will work for them. When teachers find ways to take care of their own needs, they will be healthier and happier, and they will have the positive energy and stamina needed to help their students learn and grow into healthy adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416610694
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
09/24/2010
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
336,084
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword by Linda Lantieri
Preface

1. The Importance of Managing Stress
2. Meeting Our Most Basic Needs
3. Belonging: Becoming an Important Part of a Community
4. Significance: Teaching with a Sense of Purpose
5. Competence: The Importance of Self-Efficacy
6. Fun: The Importance of Positive Engagement
7. Balance: The Importance of Planning Our Time and Energy

Afterword
References
Index
About the Author

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