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While there are already loads of books about how to deal with stress and take care of your health, at last here’s one that takes into account a teacher’s heavy workload and busy lifestyle. The author, an experienced teacher himself, avoids the blithe simplicity of typical “self-help” books to give you factual evidence, realistic steps, and straight-talk advice you can use immediately to
So instead of always shoving your personal needs into the background, here’s your chance to address them head-on and do a better job for your students by taking better care of yourself.
(ASCD book, 2010) 7" x 9", 125 pages.
Also available as an E-Book!
Book reviews for The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out
“After Anderson backs up all of these ideas with some truly wonderful research, he then starts to unwrap them one at a time and gives several, yes SEVERAL, different methods of application for each… A perfect read!”
—Paula Kay Glass, Educator, Atlanta, GA This review first appeared in The Educator’s Room blog.
What teachers say to students—when they praise or discipline, give directions or ask questions, and introduce concepts or share stories—affects student learning and behavior. A slight change in intonation can also dramatically change how language feels for students. In What We Say and How We Say It Matter, Mike Anderson digs into the nuances of language in the classroom. This book’s many examples will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.