Mindfulness: How School Leaders Can Reduce Stress and Thrive on the Job

Mindfulness: How School Leaders Can Reduce Stress and Thrive on the Job

by Caryn Wells


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Principals, superintendents, teacher leaders, and other school leaders experience considerable stress in this day of accountability and high visibility. This book address that stress level and helps school leaders learn the why, what, and how of mindfulness practice. It also helps to show how to reduce stress through mindfulness, demonstrates how mindfulness is related with effective leadership practice, and reinforces the qualities that equate with leadership legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475826210
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/07/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Caryn M. Wells, PhD is an Associate Professor in educational and teacher leadership in the Department of Organizational Leadership at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. She teaches mindfulness for educational leaders in her graduate classes, and presents the introduction to mindfulness to doctoral and medical students at the university. Dr. Wells consults with professional organizations and presents trainings for teachers and school leaders in mindfulness, stress reduction, and mindful leadership. She is a former teacher of English, counselor, and assistant principal and principal, all at the high school level.

Table of Contents

Guide for reading this book

PART I: The Art of Mindfulness for Leaders

Chapter one: Mindfulness for Leaders
Chapter two: Understanding Educational Leadership
Chapter three: Problems of Leadership

PART II: Practicing Mindfulness for Leaders
Chapter four: Turning Inward with Stillness
Chapter five: The Challenges of Being Fully Present
Chapter six: Mindfulness Constructs
Chapter seven- Being Instead of Doing- the Life of a Mindful Leader

PART III: Possibilities of Mindfulness for Leaders

Chapter eight- Making Time, Not Finding Time

Appendix- Sample Mindfulness Practice
About the Author

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