Practicing Presence

Simple Self-care Strategies for Teachers

Most teachers enter the field of education to make a difference in children’s lives. But many end up, as author Lisa Lucas puts it, “tired, wired, and running in circles.” This leads to many new teachers abandoning the profession or to burnout among veteran teachers.

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Most teachers enter the field of education to make a difference in children’s lives. But many end up, as author Lisa Lucas puts it, “tired, wired, and running in circles.” This leads to many new teachers abandoning the profession or to burnout among veteran teachers.

Drawing upon her own experiences, Lisa has written a book to help you more successfully manage the frustration of feeling overwhelmed. Written in an informal, conversational tone, Practicing Presence is filled wit...read more

About the Author(s)

Lisa’s strategies, based on empirical research, are designed to help teachers reduce stress by fostering presence through self-care and an inner awareness. Students learn from teachers who project enthusiasm, optimism and clearly enjoy what they do. They are present for their students. You can’t fake presence, but you can learn to cultivate it—which is what Lisa has focused herself on, personally and professionally, for more than two decades.

Table of Contents

Preface: Overwhelmed to Optimistic

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Practice of Presence: Paths to Mindful Teaching

Chapter 1: Practicing Presence

Chapter 2: Responding Rather than Reacting

Chapter 3: Epigenetics: Ever Heard of It?

Chapter 4: Simple Self-Care

Chapter 5: Ever-Lasting Focus

Chapter 6: Noticing the Negativity Bias

Chapter 7: Can't We Just Get Along?

Chapter 8: Envisioning Endless Possibilities for Education

Resources

References

Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 228 pp/paper
Available: 12/04/2017
Item No: 1191
ISBN: 978-1-62531-191-7

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