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Weight.3875 oz
Dimensions9 × 6 × .28 in



112 pages

Publication Date

1 Jun 2022


6 x 9 inches




The Stoic Teacher

$12.00 incl tax

Ryan Racine understands teaching and he understands stoicism, but most importantly, he understands the connection between the two. In addition to sharing wise and profound ideas of where teaching and stoicism overlap and how to leverage both, in The Stoic Teacher, Racine also provides us with resources and activities to help us improve and deepen our own understanding, wisdom, and practice.

— Dan Tricarico,  Author The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom

Ryan Racine’s short book deftly distills Stoic theory and practice for busy teachers so they can start applying it to their lives ASAP. 

— Gregory Lopez, Author A Handbook for New Stoics

Author Ryan Racine translates some basic principles of ancient stoic philosophy into a framework for self-analysis and introspection that rivals some of the most popular modern books from cognitive psychology.

— Robert J. Marzano, Author The New Art and Science of Teaching

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In this practical and accessible self-help book for educators, teacher and well-known student of Stoicism, Ryan Racine, shows us how the ancient philosophy can help teachers deal with day-to-day stresses, manage classroom behavior better, and strive to become better teachers! The book, the first to teach Stoicism for teachers, is full of important lessons such as:

  • focusing on what you can control and letting go of what you can’t
  • preparing for problems without anxiety
  • creating realistic and achievable goals
  • fostering an attitude of gratitude for what went well even on a bad day.

Written in a warm tone, The Stoic Teacher intertwines discussion of ancient philosophy with practical activities to help teachers apply Stoicism to their teaching practice. Discussion questions, and a chapter of reflections from teachers using Stoicism can inspire you to find a way to use what you’ve learned!

Whether you’re looking for a little help dealing with some difficulties or hoping to embrace a new outlook on life, whether you read it cover-to-cover, or pick the chapters you need now, The Stoic Teacher has something for everyone!

Download a sample of the introduction and first chapter.

2 reviews for The Stoic Teacher

  1. Dr. Daryl

    Resilience resource workbook for teachers
    It seems the prayer widely attributed to Dr Reinhold Niebohr which starts:”God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. ” is based on the older Stoic philosophy. This is a brief summary of the principles and taken together with a desire to live your best life and make a positive difference to the world in our inevitably finite lives underpins the lessons in this book.

    It is logically presented with each chapter having factual or informational content with exercise(s) to make the application more personal and a set of questions stimulating reflection and encouraging implementation. The last chapter is a collection of social proofs from a range of teachers employing this Stoic approach. There is a complete bibliography included and the author makes fair reference to where ideas or approaches originate throughout the text.

    The author explains his personal adoption and employment of the principles and gives quotes of his answers to some of the exercises.The writing style is approachable without being condescending and allows for personal preferences, priorities and choices. Modern and ancient texts are quoted, yet there is much relevance to modern life. I can easily perceive how getting into the mindset explained and advocated can achieve the promises of the subtitle, but it will take work and application on the part of the reader.

  2. Kelly Gru

    A Beginners Guide to Stoicism
    This is a wonderful book for those who want to be reflective teachers but don’t know where to start. Rancine interweaves the history of stoicism with how it can be utilized in classrooms today. I found his explanations easy to understand, and I appreciated his explicit examples throughout the text. He offers many exercises to help one reflect on current and future practices. It was great to be given other resources as well; I would really like to explore more books about becoming a stoic teacher.

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