Difficult and demanding times force educators to reevaluate their lives and current lifestyles. Times of crisis make them look for new ways to cope, grow, and thrive as individuals. Life Lessons for Educators provides a timely master plan to lead educators through today's difficult times. It charts out a journey that doesn't cost any money and that will afford educators and those they are the closest to with a priceless opportunity to live happy lives even in times of great stress. The recommendations put forward promote clarity, efficiency, and effectiveness in life. The Life Lessons for Educators have nothing to do with how much or how little money, talent, or opportunities you have. They have everything to do with how educators approach their current situations: what they think, say, and do to minimize the effects of negativity for themselves, their kids, and the students in their charge.
Mary Ann Smialek is director of Quest Solutions Consulting. She is an international speaker and author on home-school partnerships and diagnostic prescriptive teaching/learning strategies.
Part 1 Part I: Your Authentic Self Chapter 2 Know Who You Are; Define Your Values Chapter 3 Awaken to a New Beginning; Be Open to Your Power Chapter 4 Honor Your True Self; Trust Your Inner Wisdom Chapter 5 Be Thankful and Show Gratitude; Count Your Blessings Chapter 6 Live in the Present; Embrace the Power of Now Part 7 Part II: Positive Relationships Chapter 8 Transform Your Method of Operation; Share Positive Vibrations Chapter 9 Communicate and Collaborate; Be a Teacher Rather than a Friend Chapter 10 Discipline without Tears; Resolve Conflict with Respect Chapter 11 Motivate Kids; Give Kids Space to Be Chapter 12 Celebrate Life; Enjoy an Authentic Lifestyle