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Self-Care Smarter, Not Harder
“Her message that teachers need to make themselves a priority and practice self-care is one that needs to be heard.” — Robert Dunlop, Educator, Speaker and Author, S.T.R.I.V.E. for Happiness in Education
“A short, easily assimilated guide to teacher self care. The book contains a host of practical tips, looking both at what schools can do and how teachers can look after themselves better physically, and make vital changes to their mindset.” — Rachael Roberts, teacher, trainer, life-coach and author of 30 Ways to Mindfulness
“Practical, to the point, and easy to read, this book is full of ways anyone can reevaluate their life balance and manage their day-to-day wellbeing” — Ruth Pearce, Author, Speaker, Transformational Leader, Project Manager at VIA Institute on Character
“Compelling and practical, Patrice provides teachers with actionable self-care strategies for right now, no matter how busy or overwhelmed you might be. Giving yourself permission is the hard part. Consider this your permission! Once you do, it only gets easier create time for yourself so you’re a happier, healthier, and more engaging teacher.” — Annemarie, Founder of Speak Confident English
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Teacher Self-Care is not a luxury, but a necessity.
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 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 Strategies for Stressed Teachers by teacher, trainer, and coach Patrice Palmer provides simple, easy-to-apply strategies that will help you take care of yourself. Patrice leads you through the simple processes of changing the mindsets and habits that make us work until we burn out!
Clearly and thoughtfully written, Palmer gives you the awareness and tools you need to be a great teacher without sacrificing yourself! And she should know. She’s been through teacher burnout and come out the other side.
The book also features:
- Tips you can apply right now
- Activities to help you find your strengths
- Exercises to share with your students
- Advice for administrators to support teachers and their own mental health
- Book-club discussion questions
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15 Oct 2019
Reviews and Feedback
“Compelling and practical, Patrice provides teachers with actionable self-care strategies for right now, no matter how busy or overwhelmed you might be. Giving yourself permission is the hard part. Consider this your permission.”
— Annemarie Fowler, Founder of Speak Confident English
“…made me feel connected to a community of teachers who are becoming more aware of how self-caring can have a major impact in our professional and personal lives.”
— Ivan Aguilar, ICPNA REGIÓN CENTRO
“…full of intimate acknowledgement of our challenges as people who work independently on a contract by contract basis, but it is full of strategies for the new reality of managing work life balance in the 21st century. Spark your passion through Patrice’s dedication to us and to her craft.”
— Karen Lee, College Boreal
“A concise part-objective, part-personal book that is written from both the head and heart”
— Professor Nancy Van Dorp, Sheridan College
“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, teacher
“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
“…not only full of intimate acknowledgement of our challenges as people who work independently on a contract by contract basis, but it is full of strategies for the new reality of managing work life balance in the 21st century. Spark your passion through Patrice’s dedication to us and to her craft.
– Karen Lee, College Boreal Mississauga LINC
“A great resource for all educators. She did an amazing job interweaving her personal journey in education with relevant research in the field of positive psychology. In addition, this book gives actionable ideas, strategies and exercises, as well as, reflective questioning that will help teachers navigate aspects of the profession that can lead to burnout. Her message that teachers need to make themselves a priority and practice self-care is one that needs to be heard.”
— Robert Dunlop, Educator, Speaker and Author, S.T.R.I.V.E. for Happiness in Education
Downloads and Resources
- Check out this lesson plan for using the VIA Character Strengths for Students.
- Download a sample of The Teacher Self-Care Manual here: Teacher Self-Care Manual Sample.
- Download a list of myths and assumptions about being a teacher that may be causing your stress more than you realize.
- And check out Patrice’s blog for more about teacher self-care, well-being at work, and professional development.
Come here Patrice Palmer speak at any of the following teacher conferences and workshops:
Teacher Self-Care Conference Houston, (Jan): Presenter -“Teacher self-care is a thing?”
Teacher Self-Care Conference St. Louis, (April): Presenter -“Teacher self-care is a thing?”
TESL Atlantic Conference – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (May): Plenary Speaker
4th Annual Teacher Self-Care Conference Atlanta, Georgia (June): Presenter -“Teacher Self-care is a thing?”
Teacher Self-Care Conference Philadelphia, (Oct): Presenter – “Teacher self-care is a thing?”
TEAM – TESL Manitoba Conference Winnipeg, (Oct): Presenter – “Teacher self-care is a thing?”
ORTESOL, Portland, Oregon (Nov): Keynote Speaker – “Teacher self-care is a thing?”
Centre for Education and Training, Ontario, Canada webinar: (Dec): Self-care Smarter, Not Harder