Emotional Health for Educators
What do police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and nurses have in common with teachers? They all work with people, many of them are at risk, and often in stressful situations.
Is teaching the job you thought it would be? Were the "good old days" really better? In what ways can you truly make a difference? What things will you simply have to learn to accept?
No matter how demanding your job is, recognize that you do have autonomy, and use it to benefit kids. No matter how long your working days are, recognize that you do have free time, and use it to benefit yourself. Discover the tools needed to be a teacher-survivor, a teacher-thriver, rather than a teacher-victim.
This little book by P. Joan Southworth, PhD is full of practical suggestions, humour, and war stories from teachers in the trenches.