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Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators MP3 CD – Unabridged, Aug. 7 2018
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A practical framework to avoid burnout and keep great teachers teaching
Onward tackles the problem of educator stress, and provides a practical framework for taking the burnout out of teaching. Stress is part of the job, but when 70 percent of teachers quit within their first five years because the stress is making them physically and mentally ill, things have gone too far. Unsurprisingly, these effects are highest in difficult-to-fill positions such as math, science, and foreign languages, and in urban areas and secondary classrooms - places where we need our teachers to be especially motivated and engaged. This book offers a path to resiliency to help teachers weather the storms and bounce back - and work toward banishing the rain for good.
This actionable framework gives you concrete steps toward rediscovering yourself, your energy, and your passion for teaching. You'll learn how a simple shift in mindset can affect your outlook, and how taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally is one of the most important things you can do. The companion workbook helps you put the framework into action, streamlining your way toward renewal and strength.
- Cultivate resilience with a four-part framework based on 12 key habits.
- Uncover your true self, understand emotions, and use your energy where it counts.
- Adopt a mindful, story-telling approach to communication and community building.
- Keep learning, playing, and creating to create an environment of collective celebration.
By cultivating resilience in schools, we help ensure that we are working in, teaching in, and leading organizations where every child thrives, and where the potential of every child is recognized and nurtured. Onward provides a step-by-step plan for reigniting that spark.
About the Author
Elena Aguilar is the author of The Art of Coaching, The Art of Coaching Teams, and the forthcoming, Onward: Cultivating Resilience in Educators (2018). She is the founder of Bright Morning Consulting and lives in Oakland, CA., with her husband and son.
EILEEN STEVENS has performed at The Public Theater, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Theater for a New Audience. She lives in New York.
- Publisher : Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (Aug. 7 2018)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1978651309
- ISBN-13 : 978-1978651302
- Item weight : 99 g
- Dimensions : 17.15 x 13.97 x 1.27 cm
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The calendar presented as follows: June – Know yourself, July – Understand Emotions, August – Tell empowering stories, September- Build Community, October- Be here now (be present for the moment), November – Take care of yourself, December – Focus on the bright spots, January – Cultivate compassion, February – Be a learner, March – Play and Create, April- Ride the waves of change, and May – Celebrate and appreciate. Elena goes further to discuss our individual resilience, organizational conditions and systemic conditions as teacher leaders. She references Frederick Douglass early on in the book with the quote, “Power concedes nothing without a demand.” I rephrased this statement to drive my professional practices to state “Leadership concedes nothing without a demand.” As a classroom leader, there will be struggles and difficulties but we must continue to press forward to meet the needs and demands in our schools.
I am still digging into this book month after month, discovering new things. A must-read!