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The Atlantic: The Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers

The Atlantic: The Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers

In this Atlantic article, Tim Walker explores some of the potential negative impacts of high levels of stress in American teachers. He also pokes at some of the reasons American teachers are burning out at such alarming rates. I was thrilled to talk with Tim and share

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Help Students Choose to Learn

Help Students Choose to Learn

This session summary appeared in the Conference Daily, the daily newspaper for the ASCD Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, April 2-4, 2016. The original link is: http://annualconference.ascd.org/attendee/conference-daily/2016/choose-to-learn.aspx. April Bailey Too often, students figure out what they’re supposed to do based solely on what the teacher tells them

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Self-Esteem: Can We Hand It to Our Kids on a Silver Platter? (Committee for Children Blogs)

Original article: http://www.cfchildren.org/about-us/blogs/self-esteem-can-we-hand-it-to-our-kids-on-a-silver-platter Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Self-Esteem: Can We Hand It to Our Kids on a Silver Platter? Happy National Boost-Your-Self-Esteem Month! How are you celebrating? I’ve decided to mark the occasion by exploring where the self-esteem “movement” is today. First, though, some thoughts

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Response: Students Develop Grit By ‘Taking Charge Of Their Own Learning’

This post originally appeared in Education Week Teacher (blog) on October 7, 2015: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2015/10/response_students_develop_grit_by_taking_charge_of_their_own_learning.html Response: Students Develop Grit By ‘Taking Charge Of Their Own Learning’ By Larry Ferlazzo on October 7, 2015 4:45 PM (This is the second post in a three-part series on “grit.” You can

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7 Habits of a Healthy Educator

This article appeared on the NEA Member Benefits site: http://www.neamb.com/professional-resources/healthy-educator-habits.htm?utm_source=TWCD0915&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wall-post   With each school year comes the chance to be proactive about your health. You can fight off chronic low energy, constant sniffles and stress headaches before they pull you under. In fact, not having a plan

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Time Management Tips to Help Achieve a Work-Life Balance–NEA Member Benefits

Original Article: http://www.neamb.com/professional-resources/how-to-achieve-classroom-family-balance-guilt-free.htm You don’t have to choose between being a good parent and being a good teacher with these helpful productivity tips. For Mike Anderson, fatherhood felt like a second full-time job. He would come home from a long day with his fifth graders, and his

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Beating Teacher Burnout – Scholastic

Orignial Article: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/beating-teacher-burnout What Causes Burnout? On top of everyday stressors like scant resources and long hours, there’s a surprising culprit behind many cases of burnout: teachers’ own beliefs that they’re not able to do all the different (and changing) parts of their job well. Even skilled veterans

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Helping teachers survive in – and out of – the classroom – The Mindful Teacher

Original Article: http://highviewmindfulness.blogspot.com/2014/08/blog-post.html Helping teachers survive in- and out of- the classroom I sometimes have a fantasy that I will be exiled to a deserted island, and that I can only take with me a handful of books. What would I choose?…. Fun to think about… Of course,

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Books on Positive Thinking – The Cornerstone

Original Article: http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/free-resources/encouragement-and-inspiration/books-on-positive-thinking The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out 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

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Nixing Recess: The Silly, Alarmingly Popular Way to Punish Kids – DailyGabe

Original Article: http://dailygabe.blogspot.com/2013/10/nixing-recess-silly-alarmingly-popular.html When Kathy Lauer-Williams’s son was in elementary school in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he would often lose recess as a punishment for forgetting his homework or a signature on a form. Troubled by the teacher’s habit of taking away recess, Lauer-Williams wrote about it on her blog and spoke

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Mike Anderson is an energetic, experienced, and highly sought-after educational consultant who helps facilitate great learning in schools all over the United States and beyond. He has over twenty years of experience as a teacher, consultant, presenter, and developer and has authored many books and articles about great teaching and learning.