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The elephant in the staffroom : how to reduce stress and improve teacher wellbeing / Chris Eyre.

The elephant in the staffroom : how to reduce stress and improve teacher wellbeing / Chris Eyre.
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Record Number 18544
ISBN 9781138681484 (pbk.)
Location 158.1 EYR
Author Eyre, Chris author.
Title The elephant in the staffroom : how to reduce stress and improve teacher wellbeing / Chris Eyre.
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Collation vii, 209 pages ; 22 cm.
Content types text
Carrier type volume
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note 1.Three things to remember when you forget everything else -- 2.You are not alone -- statistics and context -- 3.Stress -- getting personal -- pt. 1 The mind of the teacher -- 4.Psychology of teachers -- knowing the traps -- 5.Guilt -- 6.Anxiety and fear -- 7.Anger and frustration -- 8.Depression and reaching rock bottom -- pt. 2 Identity -- 9.Teachers as persons -- the philosophical bit -- 10.Teachers as persons -- the practical bit -- 11.Understanding your purpose -- 12.Vision and values -- 13.Identity theft -- not just a teacher -- 14.Boundaries -- knowing your limits -- 15.The myth of work-life balance -- 16.Professionalism, perfectionism and presenteeism -- 17.Confidence -- pt. 3 Energy -- 18.Energy -- the magic ingredient -- 19.Energy -- emotional intelligence and burnout -- 20.Be positive -- 21.Shabbat -- the importance of rest -- 22.Let's do lunch -- 23.Surviving holidays -- withdrawal symptoms --
24.Tides, treasure and nudity -- managing change -- 25.Just say `no' -- 26.Voice -- looking after your number one tool -- pt. 4 Focus -- 27.Distractions -- keeping the main thing the main thing -- 28.Eyes on the ball not on the scoreboard -- 29.Mindset -- compliance vs engagement -- 30.Keep growing -- invest in yourself -- 31.Teaching as a long game -- 32.Surviving the year -- 33.Surviving the week -- 34.Surviving the day -- pt. 5 The others -- 35.Meet the team -- your students -- 36.Meet the crew -- a beginner's guide to the staffroom -- 37.Meet the bosses -- how to manage upwards -- 38.Meet the experts -- handling the critics with care -- 39.An inspector calls -- Ofsted and observation -- 40.And finally -- top ten tips.
Summary Note "'The Elephant in the Staffroom' is the survival guide that every busy teacher needs for practical advice on teacher wellbeing. Written in an informal, conversational style, the book is divided into 40 bite-size chunks, covering a range of essential topics from understanding and avoiding burnout, to successful working patterns, and even surviving the school holidays!" -- Publisher website.
Topical Term Teachers -- Job satisfaction
Teachers -- Mental health
Effective teaching
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936025621 Jan 2018 7:10 pm5A great read with some useful strategies. I am asking my school to purchase this book for as a staff resources. Although it has English education references, it is very relevant to teachers in the NSW system in regards to workloads and work/life balance.
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