The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide: 77 Proven Prescriptions to Build Your Resilience

The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide: 77 Proven Prescriptions to Build Your Resilience

By: Jack N. Singer (editor)Hardback

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'With all of the pressures and stress that today's teachers face, it is nice to finally have a publication that is willing to acknowledge this stress and help us combat it. This book is full of practical tips, hints, and advice that can bring out the relaxed, effective teacher in all of us' - Rachel Hanson, Eighth-Grade Gifted Language Arts Teacher, South Forsyth Middle School, Cumming, GA. Why do some teachers thrive under pressure while others quit? What kinds of skills can empower teachers to effectively deal with the challenges they face both in and out of school? "The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide" shows teachers how to build resilience and emotional strength to prevent stress and/or burnout and the negative emotions that may result. Rich with examples, easy-to-understand concepts, and simple behavioural tips, this book covers how stress affects your health, how to proactively boost your psychological immunity, and how to maintain your optimism and teaching effectiveness. In an easy-going and witty voice, Jack Singer presents: action plans for mastering the different types of stress in your life; success stories and experiences from teachers who have conquered stress; and, strategies and examples based on cognitive and resiliency theories used by psychologists and counsellors. Don't let the challenges of the job weigh you down! This blueprint for success can help you achieve personal and professional goals, tackle daily challenges, and reignite your passion for teaching.

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About Author

Learn more about Jack Singer's PD offerings Jack Singer has maintained a private practice for 33 years and treated hundreds of teachers and administrators. He has also taught in the psychology departments of seven universities, including an assistant professorship at the U.S. Air Force Academy. For the last 17 years, Singer has been a proud member of the National Speakers Association and he has been invited to provide keynote speeches, workshops, and training seminars for schools, educational associations, other national associations, and Fortune 1000 corporations from Miami to Malaysia. His 1975 doctoral dissertation, entitled, "Job Strain as a Function of Job and Life Stresses," was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service. Accordingly, for more than 30 years, Singer has continued to develop and consult with Fortune 1000 companies and school systems with his expertise in the area of job-related stress. He is recognized around the U.S. for his innovative work on eliminating stressors in the busy workplace and he appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, the Glen Beck Show, and radio talk shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. His articles appear frequently in business, human resources, psychology, and sports periodicals, and his stress prevention and mastery programs have been featured in USA-TODAY. Singer has a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology and a post-doctorate in clinical psychology. He has been honored with diplomates from the American Academy of Behavioral Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society of Criminal and Police Psychology, and the National Institute of Sports, Division of Psychologists.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Part I. Understanding the Real Causes of Your Stress 1. How Stress Can Kick the Health Out of You Learning Objectives Tales of a Saber-Toothed Tiger The Incredible Mind-Body Connection Some Stress Is Actually Good for You Action Plan for Stress Mastery References 2. How Life Events and Changes Can Impact Stress and Illness Learning Objectives Your Recent Life Changes Score and Its Interpretations The Life Event Stressors Inherent in Teaching Action Plan for Stress Mastery References 3. How to Recognize the Real Culprit: Your Internal Critic Learning Objectives The Origins of Our Belief Systems Our Self-Talk and Our Emotions Expose and Dispose of Your Internal Critic Action Plan for Stress Mastery References 4. How to Thrive Despite Being Genetically Wired With Stress-Prone Personality Traits Learning Objectives Two Personality Types That Promote Stress You Can Start Modifying Some of Your Type-A Behaviors Today! You Can Start Modifying Some of Your People-Pleasing Behaviors Today! Action Plan for Stress Mastery References 5. How to Deflect Stressors: Both Carefully Planned Plus Warp-Speed Techniques Learning Objectives Recognize Your Thinking Patterns The Thinking Pattern Worksheet (TPW) A Thought-Stopping Technique A Calming-Breathing Technique Write-It-Down Technique Worry-Time Technique Make a Contrac With Yourself Action Plan for Stress Mastery References Part II. Prescriptions for Building Your Psychological Immunity to Stress 6. How to Harness the Power Within and Inoculate Yourself Against the Impact of Inevitable Stressors Learning Objectives How to Begin the Inoculation Process How to Build Resilience to Stress: The Three Cs of Stress Hardiness How to Build a Sense of Self-Efficacy How to Use the Power of Goal Setting to Stay Focused Despite Stress Provocations The Power of Desire, Imagination, and Expectation How to Use the Power of Positive Affirmations to Develop the Three Cs and Accomplish Your Goals Action Plan for Stress Mastery References 7. How Fun and Laughter Can Inoculate You: Jest for the Health of It! Learning Objectives The Legacy of Norman Cousins The Legacy of My Dad, Bill Singer What Do You Really Get Out of Laughing? Today's Upsets are Tomorrow's Laughs Lighten Up Your Classroom Lighten Up Both Your School and Your Life Action Plan for Stress Mastery References 8. How to Become and Remain a Resilient Person Learning Objectives Learning to Become Optimistic How to Bring More Joy and Happiness Into Your Life More Behavioral Prescriptions to Build Resiliency Action Plan for Stress Mastery References Resource A. Glossary of Acronyms Resource B. 77 Behavioral Prescriptions to Master Stress and Build Your Resilience Resource C. A Deep-Muscle Relaxation Technique Resource D. Web Sites Resources on Classroom Management Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412970921
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781412970921
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 141297092X

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