17 Things Resilient Teachers Do: (And 4 Things They Hardly Ever Do)

17 Things Resilient Teachers Do: (And 4 Things They Hardly Ever Do)

by Bryan Harris


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This book will help you learn practical ways to manage the stress of teaching and avoid burnout. Bestselling author and educational consultant Bryan Harris presents strategies for building resilience, including reframing, understanding the power of "no", focusing on what you can control, building positive relationships, advocating for yourself, and more. Each chapter clearly presents concise and practical applications that you can implement right away. With this guidebook, you'll feel ready to bounce back from challenges and stay focused on the joys of the profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367520366
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/19/2020
Pages: 138
Sales rank: 397,750
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bryan Harris is an education consultant, author, and former Director of Professional Development and Public Relations for the Casa Grande Elementary School District in Arizona. He previously held positions as a teacher, district-level specialist, and principal.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

About the Author x

Introduction xi

Stress is the Issue: Here Is What You Need To Know 1

1 Resilient Teachers Take Care of Their Health 6

2 Resilient Teachers Practice Gratitude 12

3 Resilient Teachers Practice Retraining 16

4 Resilient Teachers Understand the Power of "No" 21

5 Resilient Teachers Manage Their Emotions 27

6 Resilient Teachers Know Their Triggers 31

7 Resilient Teachers Practice In-The-Moment Stress Relievers 35

8 Resilient Teachers Develop a Professional Support Network 39

9 Resilient Teachers Have a Life Outside the Classroom 44

10 Resilient Teachers Get Themselves Organized 48

11 Resilient Teachers Focus on What They Can Control 53

12 Resilient Teachers Know How to Receive Feedback 56

13 Resilient Teachers Advocate for Themselves 61

14 Resilient Teachers Create and Track Goals 65

15 Resilient Teachers Unplug 70

16 Resilient Teachers Laugh and Have Fun with Their Students 74

17 Resilient Teachers Help Students Build Resiliency 79

4 Things Resilient Teachers Hardly Ever Do 85

1 Resilient Teachers Hardly Ever Beat Themselves Up Over Past Mistakes 87

2 Resilient Teachers Hardly Ever Spend Much Time Complaining 91

3 Resilient Teachers Hardly Ever Freak Out About Change 96

4 Resilient Teachers Hardly Ever Shy Away from Conflict 102

What's Next? 109

References 117

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