Less Stress for Teachers: More Time & An Organized Classroom addresses the thinking behind how to overcome "the overwhelm" that teachers feel on a daily basis. Teachers are bombarded with hundreds of tasks and decision-making situations per day, but they are often not given the tools to cope with all of that. This book will guide educators to a more efficient mindset, which will allow them to make better use of time-saving tools and concentrate on the joy of teaching and, more importantly, be happier. You will learn: *The 5 most critical areas to control *To create time where you thought it was impossible *To manage email, paperwork, lesson plans and other tasks *To set up your classroom in the most efficient way *To lower your stress level during the school day Many education books are either research-oriented or a compilation of checklists or a combination of the two. This book is not. Instead, it’s a thinking pathway that helps teachers bust through the emotional, psychological and organizational walls that prevent them from utilizing planners and other tools. It’s two decades’ worth of lessons, experiences and anecdotes organized into an easy-to-read book that will make readers laugh, cry, squirm, and ultimately re-evaluate who they are and how they are approaching their school days.
|Publisher:||Hacienda Oaks Press|
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About the Author
Organizing and productivity expert Helene Segura is a straight talking, no holds barred, driven innovator who wants to make the world a simpler and more relaxing place through education and humor. She helps people regain control of their stressful living and working spaces by teaching clients how to understand their core issues causing disorganization and thereby prevent it in the future. Helene is structured yet free-spirited. She is serious when she gets down to business, but her wicked sense of humor sneaks in to lighten the mood. Her writing reflects who she is. Helene has been involved in the education world since 1993, when she began her career as a teacher. While spending more than a decade in the classroom, she developed organizational methods that she now shares with her clients. She transitioned into the organizing business, becoming a Certified Professional Organizer® and earning the Certified Productive Environment Specialist™ credential. As the owner of LivingOrder® San Antonio, she has provided individual coaching for clients and productivity workshops for non-profits, schools and businesses. Helene serves on the trailblazing team providing organizing help at The Clutter Diet and has been a featured organizing expert in publications such as Woman's Day, as well as on Fox, CBS, and NBC affiliates. Born and raised in Los Angeles, a former soccer player for Texas A&M, and an avid traveler, her wide variety of life experiences and exposure to cultures around the world allow her to offer unique insight and assistance to her clients. Her background in education allows her to pass these skills on to her clients. Helene earned her Bachelors degree at Texas A&M University and her Masters degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds teacher and mid-management certifications from the state of Texas and has earned Who's Who Among America's Teachers and Teacher of the Year honors. Helene is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and its local chapter, NAPO San Antonio, for which she was one of the founding members as Director of Communications and Technology. She is a National Trainer for NAPO's Quantum Leap program through which she volunteers at local non-profits. Helene serves on the Board of Directors for the local chapter of the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). She is also the Director of Communications for the international Board of Certification for Professional O
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When I was a member of the "Clutter diet" I would frequently get help from Helene. Having been a teacher herself, she offers advice that saves time and energy both short and long term. I recognize the advice about using a beltpack or apron for most needed supplies such as pens because I'm pretty she gave it to me when I was a member of clutter diet. I still use a modified beltpack during my teaching so I am never without the tools I most need i.e. pens, scissors, notepad, sticky notes, and bandaids. I bought the book because for a long time now, I have realized that eventhough I am a lot more organized than I once was, I continue to struggle with time management. After an increase in class size from 20 to 32 students (1st graders) I needed all the help I could get. The advice offered in this book is straightforward and practical. It can be implemented at any point in the school year. Happy reading!
SHe's hit the nail on the proverbial head. Giving food for thought and more; this author already has shown me how to begin the trek up from beaten-down, stress-out, and overdone. Not an, "I'll do it for you" book, but an, "I'll show you how and walk with you" experience. Looking forward to finishing, but not rushing because I want to make these precepts my own; not a quick fix that I'll abandon soon.