is a new book by Mike Anderson. I heard his presentation at an ASCD conference and really enjoyed his perspective. He explains the reasons why teachers need to feel positive connections with other people, both in school and outside of school, and why it’s important to strive for significance (knowing that we’re making a positive difference through our work), while giving tips to help teachers reach those goals. He also stresses the importance of positive engagement (when teachers enjoy their work, they have great energy and passion for their teaching) and balance (setting boundaries.)
Mike Anderson is an education consultant, award-winning teacher, and author of many books including The Well-Balanced Teacher, The First Six Weeks of School, The Research-Ready Classroom, and Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn. Learn more about Mike and his work or invite him to work with your school or district through his website: www.leadinggreatlearning.com. Connect with Mike on Twitter: @balancedteacher.