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The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan

The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan
A Five-Step Program for Reclaiming Time, Managing Stress, and Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

Second Edition

October 2013 | 120 pages | Corwin

This handy wellness guide helps busy teachers optimize their classroom effectiveness and breeze through stressful times. Custom crafted by an educator and a nurse who understand the stresses teachers face, this updated second edition offers a five-step program to help weary educators:

  • Master the science of stress management
  • Restructure professional and personal priorities
  • Use technology for effective time management
  • Understand and eliminate procrastination and perfectionism
  • Use nutrition to support a healthy lifestyle
  • Easily fit health-promoting exercises and yoga routines into their hectic schedules

New research includes expert tools, tips, and examples for managing high-stakes CCSS, 21st Century Learning initiatives, and new technology requirements. Use this all-in-one guide to help teachers maintain high energy, boost morale, and increase productivity!

Additions to the Second Edition
About the Authors
STEP ONE: Identifying Schools as a Culture of Stress
School Culture and Stress  
Teacher Stress and the Immune System  
Teaching and Personalizing Stress  
Managing School Stress  
21 Planning Techniques to Prevent Classroom Stress  
STEP TWO: Restructuring Personal and Teaching Priorities for a Healthy Lifestyle
Why Manage Priorities?  
A Mirror Image of Self  
Managing Personal and Teaching Priorities  
Something to Think About  
Avoiding Lifelong Regrets  
STEP THREE: Mastering the Science of Stress Management for Better Health
Managing Your Stress  
Reducing Stress Levels  
Professional Coping Strategies  
The Benefits of Physical Exercise  
Developing a Stress Management Plan  
STEP FOUR: Arresting Time Bandits at Home and at School
The Three Major Time Bandits  
Personal and Professional Time-Management Strategies  
Some Additional Classroom Time Savers  
STEP FIVE: Using Nutrition to Support a Healthy Lifestyle  
Nutrition Affects Teachers’ Health  
Making Good Choices  
Health Screening Measures to Know  
References and Suggested Readings

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ISBN: 9781452260921

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