The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out (ASCD, 2010) is a book for teachers about how to stay healthy and balanced so we can maintain the passion and energy needed to meet the needs of our students. It may not be easy, but it is possible. Our students deserve teachers who are healthy and balanced.

This book explores important categories of health and balance that teachers need to consider: basic needs, belonging, significance, competence, and fun. In each category, a case is built for why it is important, and many concrete and practical strategies are suggested. Written with busy, overwhelmed teachers in mind, this book is a quick and fun read.

There are also several other supportive resources you might want to explore:

Book Reviews:

The Mindful Teacher (blog)

The Educator’s Room

The Caffeinated Teacher

The Cornerstone, Books on Positive Thinking

The Wonder of Children (blog)

Amazon Customer Reviews