Don't Just Survive, Thrive: A Teacher's Guide to Fostering Resilience, Preventing Burnout, and Nurturing Your Love for Teaching


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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

SaraJane Herrboldt is a former public school teacher and district coordinator for ELD programming, K-12. With over a decade of work in the school systems, she frequently saw the impact of trauma, which drives her passion for creating opportunities to practice resilience. She now provides coaching in support of teachers' health and wellness on topics related to their social-emotional learning, such as secondary/vicarious trauma and caregiver burnout. In addition, she has completed training in therapeutic and trauma-informed yoga, as well as mindfulness. She is an advocate for equity, trauma-informed practices, social-emotional learning, and the well-being of all individuals. When not advocating and educating, she is sharing life with her husband, who is also an educator, and three incredible children.

Kay Waterson is an elementary school art educator and illustrator. She received her bachelor's degree in fine art along with her K-12 teaching certification from Kendall College of Art and Design. Kay has been teaching full time for almost a decade in an urban K-5 school setting. She completed a master's degree in art education. Her thesis work, "Creativity in a Post-Traumatic Mind," explores the cognitive and emotional benefits of creative art within the process of healing from trauma. She puts the research and strategies from this body of work, which embodies her passion for art education and wellness, into practice. Additionally, Kay works part time as a freelance illustrator and painter.