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

Second Edition


August 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
 
Acknowledgments
 
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
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

Front Matter

Step One


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