Archive | Avoiding burnout

Respect, Reflection, and Resources

Tips to Improve Teacher Efficacy Guest blogger, Dr. Jared Scherz, offers some ideas for teachers to enhance their professional growth and their experience as a professional educator. Respect Teachers need to be treated like professionals, offered meaningful feedback but allowed and encouraged to provide input of their own. If adjustments are needed, they are informed […]

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How to Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain

Tips from a neurologist Dr. Judy Willis is a neurologist, an authority in brain research related to learning and the brain and, more recently, a classroom teacher. This article appeared on the Edutopia Web site on May 22, 2012. Thanks to Kay Provolt for sending me this link when I really needed it, and to the […]

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How to Stay Stressed

Does this sound familiar? The following material came from a bookmark distributed by De Anza College: Although the De Anza Health Office long been an advocate of stress management, stress, tension, and burnout are still common complaints of students, faculty, and staff alike. On account of this, we have come to the following conclusion: You […]

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Recharging our Professional Batteries

3 ways to keep the love alive! Earlier this year, I was contacted by a representative from a Polish Education Blog for an interview. They sent me a series of questions. One that really caught my eye— and was a lot of fun to answer— is offered below. The question is word-for-word the way it […]

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The Power of Discouragement

The impact of feedback on achievement Years ago working in Slovenia, I met an art teacher, Andrej Grošelj, who over the years, stayed in touch and became a friend until his recent and sudden death. With the help of Google’s Language Tools, I was able to translate email messages he occasionally sent in his native tongue. One […]

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Presentation: Becoming a Win-Win Teacher

Success with Kids, Parents, and Colleagues Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein Oh, the challenges of becoming an educator in today’s fast-changing world! We’ll explore what keeps so many schools rooted in win-lose philosophies and practices, personal assets that will increase the odds of your survival and success, and specific strategies for winning in a win-lose system. […]

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Presentation: Clearing the Hurdles in Challenging Relationships

Eliminating Stress-Producing Obstacles Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein How to keep good relationships from going bad— and turning challenging relationships around! We’ll examine common obstacles in relationships, including expectations and power issues, many common responses to someone in crisis, and differences in personal styles for learning, explaining, perceiving, and understanding. (more…)

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New Introduction to Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity

A Journal of Gratitude and Awareness by Dr. Jane Bluestein, Judy Lawrence, M.S.Ed. & SJ Sanchez, M.P.A. An Introduction to the Second Edition (excerpt): Before there was a book, there was an idea, and the original title for this idea was Magic, Miracles & Synchronicity. However, as we began to develop the content, our publisher targeted the chapter […]

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Video: Responsibility, Respect, and Relationships

Creating Emotionally Safe Schools Complete program on DVD featuring Dr. Jane Bluestein Get the Works! The complete staff development video package includes 15 self-contained, 30-minute inservice workshops featuring units that are engaging, entertaining, and geared toward action— not theory! (more…)

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Book: Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity

A Journal of Gratitude and Awareness by Dr. Jane Bluestein, Judy Lawrence, M.S.Ed. & SJ Sanchez, M.P.A. This life-affirming book will inspire you to reflect upon and document your feelings of gratitude and appreciation for the gifts of intuitive insights, “coincidences,” beauty, growth, accomplishment, help and support, and day-to-day miracles that occur in (more…)

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Book: Being a Successful Teacher

The Original Survival Manual for New and Veteran Teachers by Dr. Jane Bluestein A classic book that has launched— and saved— thousands of teaching careers, with everything you need for managing the basic realities of teaching! 39 chapters to help establish (more…)

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Presentation: Great Beginnings

Special Workshop for Beginning Teachers, Resturning Teachers, and Preservice Teachers Presentation for educators by Dr. Jane Bluestein A special presentation for new teachers that focuses on management and discipline issues, which can often overwhelm a newcomer to the profession (or someone who has been away for a long time). (more…)

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Dealing with Difficult Colleagues

What You Can Do About It Too often, work stress and burnout involve problems with coworkers, and problems will arise from time to time wherever people are working together. Although “difficult” is indeed in the eye of the beholder, (more…)

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