This unique collective story and guidebook encourages and supports educators to envision their future journey while living fully in the present. Using developmental understanding of mid-life and the years beyond, this book expands on the present and potential experience of teachers, both active and retired, in these areas: * Work * Ways of being * Personal connections * Caring for self and others * Planning and preparing, and * Fulfillment and freedom Readers will find validation of their experience as developing and mature educators and the encouragement to continue to enhance their abilities and professional lives. Through examples from the lives of other educators, questions for reflection, and the commentary and perspective of the author, those seeking enhancement in each dimension of their lives will find a home in this guide. Written in conversational style, this book will be of interest to educators and retired teachers and administrators as well as beginning and pre-service teachers.
Mary Z. McGrath, Ph.D., speaker, author, and consultant, works with schools, organizations and parents interested in wellness and the family's potential. She taught in public schools for thirty-one years.