The Happy Teacher Habits

11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth

Author: Michael Linsin

Publisher: Jme Publishing

ISBN: 9780692659243

Category: Education

Page: 144

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What do daffodils, baseball announcing, and Tina Fey have to do with teaching? As it turns out, a lot. In The Happy Teacher Habits, Michael Linsin guides you through 11 little-known habits of the happiest, most effective teachers on Earth. Based on the latest research, and drawing on experts from the worlds of business, marketing, sports, entertainment, music, and medicine, you will learn simple, actionable strategies that will eliminate your teaching stress, supercharge your ability to motivate and inspire your students, and empower you to really love your job. This is no ordinary teaching book. It is a success roadmap through an educational system that is becoming increasingly harder to navigate. It will expose the falsehoods and misinformation teachers are being bombarded with every day, and reveal the secrets to what really matters in creating a happy and fulfilling career.

Dream Class

How to Transform Any Group of Students Into the Class You've Always Wanted

Author: Michael Linsin

Publisher: Jme Publishing

ISBN: 9781889236339

Category: Classroom management

Page: 189

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In Dream Class, you will learn the 15 keys that make the greatest difference in the classroom. Written from the unique perspective that everything you do affects classroom management, each key will help you create the class you've always wanted: your dream class. They will free you to love your job, build effortless and influential relationships with your students, and enable you to become a happier, calmer, and more confident teacher.--

Classroom Management for Art, Music, and Pe Teachers

Author: Michael Linsin

Publisher: Jme Publishing

ISBN: 9780615993263

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Teaching 400-600 students every week presents the ultimate classroom management challenge, one that if you're unprepared for can bury you in a mountain of stress and misbehavior. Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers is a proven solution that will transform even the most difficult group of students into the peaceful, well-behaved class you really want. It provides the tools, tips, and strategies you need to simply and effectively manage any classroom, no matter how unruly or out of control, so you can focus on teaching, inspiring, and making an impact that lasts a lifetime.

Positive Mindset Habits for Teachers

10 Steps to Reduce Stress, Increase Student Engagement and Reignite Your Passion for Teaching

Author: Grace Stevens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998701943

Category:

Page: 180

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Are you ready to put the fun and passion back in your teaching? Do you dream about increased student engagement and more effective classroom management? How about leaving campus at a reasonable hour without dragging a shopping cart of grading and lesson planning in tow?If the answer to these questions is ¿Yes!¿ then this book is for you!Based on current research in positive psychology and more than 15 years ¿real world¿ experience in the classroom, this book provides simple and practical strategies that you can start using today to find more joy in your teaching day and your life.These 10 simple positive mindset habits can help you flex your ¿happy muscle¿ and easily:eliminate teacher overwhelm and stressleave school every day energized and fulfilledconnect with students in a way that turns any group of kids into a ¿dream class¿rediscover the passion and excitement that made you want to become a teacherA quick read in a conversational tone, this book will help put a smile back on your face and laughter back in your classroom - two essential elements for teacher fulfillment and student success.

The Balanced Teacher Path

How to Teach, Live, and Be Happy

Author: Justin Ashley

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 163198165X

Category: Education

Page: 160

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It wasn’t long after being named North Carolina History Teacher of the year that Justin Ashley started noticing signs of burnout. He knew he needed to make some radical changes in how he handled his work and personal life. In The Balanced Teacher Path, Justin shares his personal story—illuminating how easy it is to give your job everything you’ve got and leave yourself with nothing outside of school—and shows new teachers and veterans alike the self-care techniques they can employ to create work-life balance and prevent burnout. With equal parts humor and wisdom, Justin analyzes four key aspects of every teacher’s life—career, social, physical, and financial—and offers practical advice to bring these areas into sync, reigniting a passion for teaching in the process.

Awakened

Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching

Author: Angela S. Watson

Publisher: Angela Watson

ISBN: 9780982312711

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Drawing upon principles of stress management, cognitive behavioral therapy, spiritual truths, and personal experiences, "Awakened" helps teachers develop thought habits that produce an unshakable sense of contentment, motivation, and purpose.

High Performance Habits

Author: Brendon Burchard

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140195314X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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THESE HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY. Twenty years ago, author Brendon Burchard became obsessed with answering three questions: 1. Why do some individuals and teams succeed more quickly than others and sustain that success over the long term? 2. Of those who pull it off, why are some miserable and others consistently happy on their journey? 3. What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what practices help them improve the most After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s leading high performance coach, Burchard found the answers. It turns out that just six deliberate habits give you the edge. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers. Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. The art and science of how to do all this is what this book is about. Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it faster. Each of the six habits is illustrated by powerful vignettes, cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now. If you’ve ever wanted a science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life, it’s in your hands. Best of all, you can measure your progress. A link to a free professional assessment is included in the book.

A Year of Happy Habits for Teachers

A Year of Journaling Prompts, Inspiration, Positivity and Reflection for a Happier Classroom Experience

Author: Grace Stevens

Publisher: Red Lotus Books

ISBN: 9780998701905

Category:

Page: N.A

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If you are a teacher or know a great one - this is the perfect teacher gift! Can the simple act of journaling take your day from Crappy to Happy? Harvard Research say, -Yes!- And it takes less than 10 minutes a day! Did you know that your ability to notice the -good stuff- and experience joy is actually like a muscle, that can be flexed and improved? Practicing simple -happy habits- can seriously ramp up the quality of your day and your life. And of you spend any time teaching, this journal is an easy way to help you. This journal is the perfect place to practice your classroom-happy habits-. Containing reflection pages for one academic year this journal includes: - inspirational quotes - places to journal your happy thoughts, intentions, and reflections - fun activities such as-the quote of the week- and random doodle boxes - prompts to help you focus on mindfulness and gratitude -a easy way to -snap shot- the best of your year This little gem of a book can help keep you on track with your -happy habits- and serves as a great keepsake of the favorite parts of your teaching year. So come on, practice flexing your happy muscle! Again, if you know any teachers, this the perfect teacher gift!

See Me After Class

Advice for Teachers by Teachers

Author: Roxanna Elden

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402297076

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The Most Dog-Eared "Teacher's Edition" You'll Have in Your Classroom Teaching in tough. And teachers, like the rest of the population, aren't perfect. Yet good teaching happens, and great teachers continue to inspire and educate generations of students. See Me After Class helps those great teachers of the future to survive the classroom long enough to become great. Fueled by hundreds of hilarious—and sometimes shocking—tales from the teachers who loved them, Elden provides tips and strategies that deal head-on with the challenges that aren't covered in new-teacher training. Lessons can go wrong. Parents may yell at you. Sunday evenings will sometimes be accompanied by the dreaded countdown to Monday morning. As a veteran teacher, Elden offers funny, practical, and honest advice, to help teachers walk through the doors of their classrooms day after day with clarity, confidence...and sanity! "A useful, empathetic guide to weathering the first-year lumps...a frothy, satisfying Guinness for the teacher's soul."—Dan Brown, NBCT, Director of the Future Educators Association, and author of The Great Expectations School "See Me After Class is a must-have book for any teacher's bookshelf. On second thought, you'll probably want to keep it on your classroom desk since you'll use it so much!"—Larry Ferlazzo, teacher and author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves "This is the kind of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for, but too rarely get...Roxanna Elden tells it like it is, with a heavy dose of practicality, a dash of cynicism, a raft of constructive suggestions, and plenty of wry humor."—Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at AEI, author of Education Week blog, "Rich Hess Straight Up"

Unshakeable

20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day...no Matter What

Author: Angela Watson

Publisher: Angela Watson

ISBN: 9780982312735

Category: Active learning

Page: 274

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Passion cannot be faked. Students can tell when we're just going through the motions. But how can you summon the energy to teach with passion when there are so many distractions pulling you from what really matters? And if you barely have time for taking care of yourself, how can you have anything left to give your students? Don't wait for teaching to become fun again: plan for it! Your enthusiasm will become unshakeable as you learn how to: -Create curriculum "bright spots" that you can't wait to teach -Gain energy from kids instead of letting them drain you -Uncover real meaning and purpose for every single lesson -Incorporate playfulness and make strong connections with kids -Stop letting test scores and evaluations define your success -Construct a self-running classroom that frees you to teach -Say "no" without guilt and make your "yes" really count -Establish healthy, balanced habits for bringing work home -Determine what matters most and let go of the rest -Innovate and adapt to make teaching an adventure Unshakeable is a collection of inspiring mindset shifts and practical, teacher-tested ideas for getting more satisfaction from your job. It's an approach that guides you to find your inner drive and intrinsic motivation which no one can take away. Unshakeable will help you incorporate a love of life into your teaching, and a love of teaching into your life. Learn how to tap into what makes your work inherently rewarding and enjoy teaching every day...no matter what.

The Happiness Project (Revised Edition)

Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Author: Gretchen Rubin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062474243

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

A 10% Happier How-to Book

Author: Dan Harris,Jeffrey Warren,Carlye Adler

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0399588957

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF 10% HAPPIER Too busy to meditate? Can’t turn off your brain? Curious about mindfulness but more comfortable in the gym? This book is for you. You’ll also get access to guided audio meditations on the 10% Happier app, to jumpstart your practice from day one. ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals, play Ultimate Frisbee, and use the word “namaste” without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to become one of meditation’s most vocal public proponents. Harris found that meditation made him more focused and less yanked around by his emotions. According to his wife, it also made him less annoying. Science suggests that the practice can lower your blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, and literally rewire key parts of the brain. So what’s holding you back? In Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Harris and Jeff Warren, a masterful teacher and “Meditation MacGyver,” embark on a gonzo cross-country quest to tackle the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that keep people from meditating. It is filled with game-changing and deeply practical meditation instructions—all of which are also available (for free) on the 10% Happier app. This book is a trip worth taking. Praise for Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics “If you’re intrigued by meditation but don’t know how to begin—or you’ve benefited from meditation in the past but need help to get started again—Dan Harris has written the book for you. Well researched, practical, and crammed with expert advice, it’s also an irreverent, hilarious page-turner.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project “The ABC News anchor, a ‘defender of worrying’ who once had an anxiety attack on air, offers a hilarious and stirring account of his two-steps-forward-one-step-back campaign to sort ‘useless rumination’ from ‘constructive anguish’ via mindfulness, along with invaluable suggestions for following in his footsteps.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633533107

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 393

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Stephen R. Covey's the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Interactive Edition explains through infographics, videos and excerpts of teachings the philosophy that has revolutionized life management. For 25 years, Stephen R. Covey’s step-by-step lessons have helped millions from all walks of life lead successful and satisfying lives. A new condensed and transformed interactive edition of Stephen R. Covey’s most famous work, supported with videos, explanatory infographics, self-tests and more, is here to continue those valuable lessons.

Time Management for Teachers

Author: Nelson, Ian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136353313

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Increased administrative duties, the National Curriculum, new tests and extra marking mean that teachers are under more pressure than ever. This book provides practical ideas for successful time management.

Take Control of the Noisy Class

From chaos to calm in 15 seconds

Author: Rob Plevin

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1785830430

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Packed with powerful, fast-acting behaviour management strategies for the classroom - including a novel routine to get any group quiet in 15 seconds or less - Take Control of the Noisy Class by Rob Plevin provides teachers with a highly effective, step-by-step plan for successfully managing challenging groups and students in today’s toughest schools. Drawing on his experience working in both mainstream and special education, teacher-trainer Rob Plevin presents hundreds of proven, practical ideas and interventions to help you connect and succeed with defiant or reluctant learners. Relevant to teachers of all age groups, you’ll find useable strategies for establishing classroom routines, gaining respect, making lessons engaging and creating a positive classroom environment as well as in-depth instruction on what Rob considers to be the ‘number one secret to effective behaviour management’. Take Control of the Noisy Class provides teachers with a proven system for dealing with disruptive, inappropriate behaviour in the classroom, enabling them to create calm, positive learning environments and trusting bonds with hard-to-reach students. Discover: effective behaviour management strategies, the power of routines, instructions and consequences, the importance of relationships, tips and tricks for tackling misbehaviour, proven techniques for getting a rowdy class’s attention, strategies for maintaining lesson flow and effective classroom management strategies which curb misbehaviour and prevent it from escalating to the stage of involving the senior leadership team and school behaviour policy. As well as a complete step-by-step lesson plan for succeeding with very challenging groups, Take Control of the Noisy Class also includes a comprehensive suite of downloadable teacher resources including video tutorials, classroom management tools and engaging lesson activities. Learn Rob's super-effective classroom management strategies for today’s toughest classrooms. Relevant to teachers of all subjects and age groups - across primary and secondary schools - the book is ideal for individual teachers and leaders or as the basis of whole-school INSET. If you’re worn out and fed up with students who ignore you, and have had enough of disruption and defiance, read Take Control of the Noisy Class and apply Rob’s easy-to-follow behaviour management methods. You’ll be able to take immediate control in your classroom, get the most from your students and enjoy stress-free teaching. Get your copy now.

Habits of a Happy Brain

Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels

Author: Loretta Graziano Breuning

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440590508

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

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Offers simple activities that help you understand the roles of your "happy chemicals"--serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. You'll also learn how to build new habits by rerouting the electricity in your brain to flow down a new pathway, making it even easier to trigger these happy chemicals and increase feelings of satisfaction when you need them most.

The Life Project

The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives

Author: Helen Pearson

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619028107

Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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On March 3, 1946, a survey began that is, today, the longest-running study of human development in the world, growing to encompass six generations of children, 150,000 people, and some of the best-studied people on the planed. The simple act of observing human life has changed the way we are born, schooled, parent and die, irrevocably altering our understanding of inequality and health. This is the tale of these studies, the scientists who created them, sustained them, and perhaps most importantly, the remarkable discoveries that have come from them. The envy of scientists around the world, The Life Project is one of Britain's best-kept secrets.

Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms

Author: Timothy D. Walker

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324001267

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education—with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing—produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland’s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland's best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this book pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world's most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the U.S. and other countries. No educator—or parent of a school-aged child—will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this book.

The Classroom Management Book

Author: Harry K. Wong,Rosemary T. Wong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976423393

Category:

Page: 320

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This is a solutions book that shows how to organize and structure a classroom to create a safe and positive environment for student learning and achievement to take place. It offers 50 procedures that can be applied, changed, adapted, and incorporated into any classroom management plan. Each procedure is presented with a consistent format that breaks it down and tells how to teach it and what the outcome of teaching it will be. While all of the work and preparation behind a well-managed classroom are rarely observed, the dividends are evident in a classroom that is less stressful for all and one that hums with learning.