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A Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing

A Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing

A practical guide

  • Author: Elizabeth Holmes
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1526451883
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 120
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Teacher wellbeing, or a lack of it, is a major concern for the teaching profession. Research shows that there is a recruitment and retention crisis with over a third of the school, FE and HE profession expecting to leave by 2020. This is a practical guide that will help trainee teachers prepare for what is, undoubtedly, a demanding job. It supports new teachers to be aware of themselves and to understand the schools and teaching sector so they better anticipate pressures and find their own way forward. With solutions and strategies that can be taken into practice, this guide will help new and early career teachers establish that all-important work/life balance and avoid burn out.

Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom

Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom

A practical guide to teaching happiness

  • Author: Adrian Bethune
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472951557
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 176
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Evidence has shown that happy people (those who experience more positive emotions) perform better in school, enjoy healthier relationships, are generally more successful and even live longer! It is an ever-growing concern, therefore, that children's levels of happiness and wellbeing are decreasing, while their levels of stress, anxiety and depression are increasing. As a result, many schools and teachers are looking for accessible ways to address these mental health problems in young people. In this practical and thoughtful book, experienced teacher and advisor on children's wellbeing, Adrian Bethune, takes the latest evidence and research from the science of happiness and positive psychology and brings them to life. Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom is packed full of tried-and-tested activities and techniques and has a foreword by Sir Anthony Seldon, former Master of Wellington College, well known for introducing and advocating happiness and wellbeing in education. It is an essential guide to supporting emotional and mental wellbeing in the primary classroom.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School

A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School

  • Author: Susan Capel,Peter Breckon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135076391
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 282
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A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School is written for all student teachers on university and school-based initial teacher education courses. It offers a wealth of tried and tested strategies together with practical activities and materials to support both your teaching and your pupils’ learning. It is designed for you to dip in and out of, to enable you to focus on specific areas of teaching or foci on your course. This second edition is fully updated with the most recent research and developments in the field and includes brand new chapters. Key topics covered include: Understanding your own views about your subjectNEW Lesson planning and schemes of work Physical Education and Key Skills Using ICT Cross-curricular teaching and learningNEW Safe practice, risk assessment and risk management Applying theories of learning to your practice Helping pupils meet intended learning outcomesNEW Promoting positive behaviourNEW Overcoming barriers and maximising the achievement of all pupilsNEW Assessing learning Working with others Reflective practice and action research. Photocopiable resources offer easy assistance in lesson observation, planning, preparation, delivery and evaluation. An annotated further reading section at the end of each chapter provides advice about selection of the best resources on the web and elsewhere. Illustrated throughout with examples of existing good practice, this highly practical resource offers valuable support and inspiration to all student teachers as well as those in the early years of their teaching career. A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School, 2nd edition is a companion to Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School, 3rd edition and can be used to reinforce the basic teaching skills covered in that core textbook. The book can also be used equally successfully on its own.

Mindfulness for Health

Mindfulness for Health

A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

  • Author: Vidyamala Burch,Danny Penman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1405522518
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 288
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WINNER OF BEST BOOK (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014 Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and also enhances the body's natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught at Breathworks in the UK - and its affiliates around the world - this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Breathworks' pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.

The Elephant in the Staffroom

The Elephant in the Staffroom

How to reduce stress and improve teacher wellbeing

  • Author: Chris Eyre
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1134798237
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 210
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The Elephant in the Staffroom is the survival guide that every busy teacher needs for practical advice on teacher wellbeing. Written in an informal, conversational style, the book is divided into 40 bite-size chunks, covering a range of essential topics from understanding and avoiding burnout, to successful working patterns, and even surviving the school holidays! Complemented by a host of top tips, the book focuses on five key themes: the psychology of the teacher teacher identity emotional and physical energy keeping focused and investing in yourself colleagues, students and inspection Chapters are designed to be easily dipped in and out of, with each exploring the unique nature of the teaching profession and how to cope with, and conquer, a variety of stress triggers and psychological aspects of teaching – ‘elephants’ in the staffroom – to survive and succeed. Written by a head of department with over twenty years of classroom experience, this essential guide offers a wealth of practical advice on stress, work-life balance and organisation, and is a must-read for practising teachers.

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

A Practical Guide for Teachers

  • Author: Margaret Adams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135056374
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 124
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Work-life balance picks up where conventional time management stops. After you have prioritised ruthlessly, learned how to delegate, dealt with interruptions, managed your managers, planned and reviewed and still find you are overworked then it is time to try something else. Use this book to re-establish control over your life and to understand the impact of work pressures and issues in your personal life, it will show you how to: audit your work-life balance to find out which areas are really causing you the most tension establish what you want out of your work and your life outside work, this is important because your aspirations change allocate time and other resources to ensure that work and life outside work are given the right priorities with reference to your emotional commitment deal with the expectations of others cope with specific issues such as: the long-hours culture, dealing with excessive workloads, working in a caring profession as well as being a teacher. The book outlines a range of strategies to help teachers to achieve the right work-life balance for them. It can also be used for whole school staff development programmes – after all work-life balance is the responsibility of head-teachers and governors too.

The Art of Surrender

The Art of Surrender

A Practical Guide to Enlightened Happiness and Well-Being

  • Author: Eiman Al Zaabi
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1504345185
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 342
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For seekers of truth, Al Zaabi is a wise and intrepid guide through the wilderness of the self. In plainspoken and heartfelt language, she shine light on the spiritual path and reveals the beauty and necessity of surrender, which has for too long been misunderstanding in the west. -Krista Bremer, author of A Tender Struggle What would it be like to reach the end of your life feeling satisfied that you have lived fully and joyously? How would your life change if you moved through each day with a sense of meaning and purpose? What would it be life to feel whole, supported, and deeply connected to the world around you? The Art of Surrender offers a blueprint for true peace and authentic living. Whether you are taking the first steps on your spiritual journey or have long traveled such a path, this book will transform your relationship with yourself, the Divine, and the world around you. You’ll learn the deepest needs of your soul and discover how to meet them. You’ll be guided through the four stages of the spiritual journey: finding Source, knowing Source, aligning with Source, and surrendering to Source. You’ll master the delightful art of spiritual inquiry, investigating ideas for yourself and incorporating only those truths that resonate deeply. Drawing on her Muslim heritage and her wise and careful exploration of a variety of spiritual traditions, Eiman Al Zaabi shows how the soul’s journey can lead us to the ultimate state of fulfillment and joy: surrender.

Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools

Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools

Learning to Ride Elephants

  • Author: Ian Morris
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826443036
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 225
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This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools.

The Wellbeing Toolkit

The Wellbeing Toolkit

Sustaining, supporting and enabling school staff

  • Author: Andrew Cowley
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472961641
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 192
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The Wellbeing Toolkit is an invaluable resource for promoting wellbeing among all school staff, thereby improving staff attendance and retention, and helping all teachers fall back in love with teaching. In this thought-provoking book, Andrew Cowley, co-founder of Healthy Toolkit (@HealthyToolkit), draws on his own experiences as a school leader to unpick the myths around wellbeing and set out a practical, authentic and values-driven model that will enable leaders to foster a positive atmosphere for the benefit of the whole-school community. With a focus on developing a culture of positivity, effectively enabling all staff members to take ownership of the wellbeing strategy and supporting and promoting healthy lifestyles, this practical guide also considers scenarios arising from potentially more stressful incidents such as a bereavement. Staff wellbeing needs to be a strategic consideration for all primary and secondary school leaders, not something delivered on an ad hoc basis. Emphasis must be placed on really knowing staff, what motivates them and what may affect their confidence. The Wellbeing Toolkit offers effective strategies for addressing staff wellbeing from a whole-school perspective with particular reference to reducing workload, managing stress and supporting teachers in challenging circumstances.

Positively Teen

Positively Teen

A Practical Guide to a More Positive, More Confident You

  • Author: Nicola Morgan
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316528897
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 208
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An uplifting and optimistic guide to navigating the ups and downs of teen years and preparing for adulthood. Author Nicola Morgan is an international expert on teen development and mental health. During her talks to parents of pre-teens, she immediately sensed two overriding emotions: fear and pessimism. Parents were worried about their children becoming teenagers, assuming that it would be a negative experience. Not only is that a sad outlook on the teenage experience--it doesn't have to be true! Breezy and compassionate, Positively Teen teaches teens how to approach their adolescent years with optimism and understanding, giving them the skills they need to develop long-term well-being. Full of practical, proven strategies, it includes advice on how to flourish both physically and mentally--from learning to do things you enjoy, to understanding how to look after your diet, exercise and attitude, to understanding your personality. With these strengths and skills in hand, teens will learn to weather any storm and thrive on the challenges of this time in their lives.