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The Frazzled Principal's Wellness Plan
Reclaiming Time, Managing Stress, and Creating a Healthy Lifestyle


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School Management

March 2014 | 144 pages | Corwin
`Gives all principals the tools to be as productive as your talents will allow you to be. . . You should be able to maintain a healthier lifestyle, stay out of your doctor's office, and be your most effective self' -

Donald Schumacher, M.D. Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine, Charlotte, NC

`I recommend The Frazzled Principal's Wellness Plan to any principal, school leader, or district leader who wants to improve performance by learning to balance priorities, manage time and stress, gain vital skills, and create a healthy lifestyle' - Jim R Watson, Superintendent

Lincoln County Public Schools, NC

Manage your stress and priorities so you can be the productive, creative principal you were meant to be!

This wellness guide for today's busy principals, school leaders, supervisors, and administrators has been custom crafted by the authors of The Frazzled Teacher's Wellness Plan to address the stresses of managing workplace environments, juggling time and competing priorities, learning to delegate, balancing personal and professional agendas, and creating win-win situations.

Special features of this stress reducer and life enhancer include:

- Checklists for identifying and managing personal and professional stressors

- Illustrated guides to Desk Yoga and other physical activities

- Strategies for immediate and long-term stress reduction

- Case examples, literature review, references, cartoons, sidebars, and more.

The Frazzled Principal's Wellness Plan offers you essential stress management research, tools, techniques, skills, and tips to help you understand your stress responses, predict your most vulnerable moments, and reclaim your time. Restructure your personal and professional priorities for a healthier lifestyle!

 
List of Checklists and Planners
Donald Schumacher
Physician's Foreword
Jim R. Watson
Educator's Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Educational Leadership in a Culture of Stress
Stress and the School Principal  
Stress and Central Office Personnel  
Life Events and Workplace Stress  
Stress and the Immune System  
Redefining the Culture of Stress From a Healthier Perspective  
 
2. Restructuring Personal and Leadership Priorities for a Healthy Lifestyle
Why Manage Priorities?  
Identifying Your Priorities  
A Mirror Image of Self  
Making Priorities Your Personal Mission
 
 
3. Mastering the Science of Stress Management for Better Health
Factors Influencing Stress Levels  
Identifying Your Stress Levels  
Reducing Stress Levels  
 
4. Using Physical Activity as a Professional and Personal Coping Strategy
Managing Perceived Work Demands  
Finding Time for Exercise  
Walking  
Stretching  
Yoga  
Pilates  
Karate, Kung Fu, and Cardio Kickboxing  
Therapeutic Massage  
Additional Physical Activities to Investigate  
 
5. Desktop Yoga
Correct Breathing  
Sitting Tree  
Turning Bird  
Tired Warrior  
Desk Cobra  
Nosey Neighbor  
Alternate Breathing  
Head Rotation  
Leg Wrap  
Sitting Dog and Sitting Cat  
Cross-Legged Meditation  
Desk Rest  
 
6. Immediate Stress Reducers
The Squeezer  
The Breather  
The Calmer  
Your Stress Management Plan  
 
7. Arresting Time Bandits at Home and at School
Perfectionism  
Procrastination  
Inability to Say "No"  
Managing Your Personal and Professional Time Bandits  
 
8. Using Nutrition to Support a Healthy Lifestyle
Schools as a Culture of Unhealthy Eating Habits  
Redefining Food Choices From a Healthier Perspective  
Important Numbers to Know  
 
9. What the Literature Says About Stress and School Leadership
Principals  
School Superintendents  
Leadership Stress and the Workplace  
The Biology of Stress  
 
References
 
Index

"Gives all principals the tools to be as productive as your talents will allow you to be. . . You should be able to maintain a healthier lifestyle, stay out of your doctor’s office, and be your most effective self."

Donald Schumacher, M.D.
Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine, Charlotte, NC

"I recommend The Frazzled Principal’s Wellness Plan to any principal, school leader, or district leader who wants to improve performance by learning to balance priorities, manage time and stress, gain vital skills, and create a healthy lifestyle."

Jim R. Watson, Superintendent
Lincoln County Public Schools, NC

"Geared towards the discerning principal educator, this paperback kept my interest and I am confident it will keep yours. This volume will make a great gift for any principal and the many principal ‘wannabees’….I strongly urge you to purchase this book for anyone currently in, or seriously thinking about, assuming the multifaceted role of a school principal."

 

Education Review, February 2005

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