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 for

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Re:Teaching – A Conversation with Mike Anderson

Originally posted on The Teacher Learning Sessions site: http://teacherlearningsessions.com/podcast/reteaching/mike-anderson/ Mike Anderson is an author, an award-winning educator, and an independent educational consultant.  In addition to other books, Mike wrote The Well Balanced Teacher, The First Six Weeks of School (2nd Edition), and The Research-Ready Classroom. After 15 years as

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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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Press Release: The First Six Weeks of School

Original Link, from PN Newswire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-edition-of-the-first-six-weeks-of-school-released-300049770.html New Edition of “The First Six Weeks of School” Released Responsive Classroom’s Classic Guide for K-6 Teachers This practical guide from Responsive Classroom helps K-6 teachers use the crucial early weeks of school to lay the groundwork for a productive year

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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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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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