Self-care smarter, not harder with this simple guide to teacher self care from expert teacher and trainer Patrice Palmer.
Teachers can't be all-wise, all-knowing, all-caring, and always positive all the time in the classroom. We can't go home and prepare 5 lessons a day, grade 50 quizzes, record a video of highlights from class, fill out student progress reports, and then cut out holidays shapes for the bulletin boards. Not every day, even though we'd like to.
It is only recently that we've realized that many of our expectations for teachers are just not healthy! We can't be everything and everyone to all our students, all the time, much as we wish we could. But so many teacher self-care books encourage you to do even more! Now you have to find time for journaling, yoga, coffee dates, and more. Plus you feel guilty the whole time, because you're not planning lessons or buying pencils to give your students before their big exam Friday!
The Teacher Self-Care Manual: Simple Self-Care Strategies for Stressed Teachers by Patrice Palmer provides simple, easy-to-apply strategies that will help you take care of yourself. Patrice leads you through simple processes, concise process of identifying and changing the mindsets and beliefs that lead you to harmful habits.
And Palmer knows what she's talking about, . In the book she shares her own story of burnout and then return to the classroom. She's also worked with some of the top names in self-care and put their wisdom in this book.
About the Author
Patrice Palmer taught English for speakers of other languages for twenty years before parlaying her experience into a business. She now teaches online courses, writes English-language-teaching materials and blogs, and designs courses. Palmer received her bachelor of arts degree from York University, Canada. She holds a master of education degree in teaching, learning, and development from Brock University; a second master of arts degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto; and an OCELT certification. In addition to teaching college-level communication courses, Palmer has developed English-language curricula for Hong Kong secondary schools and vocational programs. Palmer is the author of a ten-module online course for Saudi Arabian students as well as courses on anger management and increasing well-being. She has also written An A-Z Guide: How to Survive and Thrive as a New ESL Teacher and Dream Beyond the Classroom: The Essential Teacher to Teacherpreneur Toolkit.
"A concise part-objective, part-personal book that is written from both the head and heart"
-- Prof. Nancy Van Dorp
"The Self Care Manual provides an easy to follow manual, real life practices that do no ads to an already full work load. I look forward to using and sharing the information from Patrice's book."
-- Kim Cooper
"Practical, to the point and easy to read, this book is full of ways that anyone can reevaluate their life balance and manage their day to day well-being."
-- Ruth Pearce, Author and Trainer