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A Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing
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A Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing

First Edition


December 2018 | 120 pages | Learning Matters
Teacher wellbeing, or a lack of it, is a major concern for the teaching profession. Research shows that there is a recruitment and retention crisis with over a third of the school, FE and HE profession expecting to leave by 2020.

This is a practical guide that will help trainee teachers prepare for what is, undoubtedly, a demanding job.  It supports new teachers to be aware of themselves and to understand the schools and teaching sector so they better anticipate pressures and find their own way forward. With solutions and strategies that can be taken into practice, this guide will help new  and early career teachers establish that all-important work/life balance and avoid burn out.
 
Why does wellbeing matter?
 
Causes of stress in teaching
 
The positive and the negative (The good and the bad)
 
Making stress work for you
 
Asking for help
 
Strategies for every day
 
Anxiety
 
Transforming sleep
 
Maintaining balance/Retreat
 
Resources

Packed full of useful and practical approaches for helping teachers manage their wellbeing.

Ms Kelly Stewart
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, University of Central Lancashire
May 1, 2020

A really practical little guide to simple steps that can be taken to make teaching a little less daunting and overwhelming. A must-read for anyone considering what can be an incredibly challenging career!

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
February 11, 2019

ADOPTED AS PART OF STUDENT WELLBEING MODULE FOR TEACHER TRAINING STUDENTS

Ms Stephanie Darke
University Centre, Doncaster, Doncaster College And University Centre
February 11, 2019

This book written in a user friendly style discusses the many issues facing teachers .As a text it is useful for trainee teachers to develop their resilience strategies prior to starting their teaching career .I like the further reading within the book which further aids reflection

Mrs Adele sewell
Teacher education, Bishop Burton College
December 10, 2018

This is an excellent resource. Highly recommend this to all student teachers.

Dr Judith Butler
Dept of Sport, Leisure & Childhood, Cork Institute of Technology
December 1, 2018

An accessible , go to resource for teachers at the chalk face.

Mrs Kate Matthews
Institute of Education (Bognor Regis), Chichester University
November 8, 2018

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 4: Making stress work for you


Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes is a teacher, writer, lifelong learner, and mother with wide-ranging and varied experience in the world of education. She has written extensively on teacher wellbeing for a range of national and international publications and websites, and has worked with teachers all over the UK to help develop a greater understanding of wellbeing in education. Elizabeth currently teaches on initial teacher education courses at the University of Chichester. You can find out more about Elizabeth’s work at elizabethholmes.info More About Author