This wellness plan for today's busy teachers has been custom crafted by an educator and a nurse who knows the daily, weekly, and yearly stresses of the academic calendar.
This generously illustrated volume offers a five-step programme to a healthy lifestyle covering (1) identifying schools as a culture of stress; (2) restructuring personal and teaching priorities for a healthy lifestyle; (3) mastering the science of stress management for better health; (4) arresting time bandits at home and at school; and (5) using nutrition to support a healthy lifestyle. Special features include "21 planning techniques to prevent classroom stress"; "saying NO with a smile"; dealing with perfectionism and procrastination; physical activities like Yoga, Pilates, Karate/Kick Boxing, Tai Chi Chuan, QiGong; and more!
J. Allen Queen is professor and former chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A former classroom teacher, principal, college administrator, and university professor, he works with teachers and principals in the areas of managing priorities, time management, and stress reduction. Queen has written over 30 books and 70 articles, including The Frazzled Teacher's Wellness Plan (Corwin Press 2004), The Block Scheduling Handbook (Corwin Press 2002), and books on karate and fitness for young readers. He has appeared on radio and television programs, including ABC's World News Now, and has been a consultant to over 160 schools and districts in 36 states and 3 foreign countries in the areas of classroom discipline, school safety, block scheduling, and time management. Patsy S. Queen earned a BS in Education (Home Economics) and a BS in Nursing from Western Carolina University, and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She has experience as a registered nurse in North Carolina, Virginia, and Texas. In addition to holding national certification in her specialty area, she is recognized by the North Carolina Board of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has served as an item writer for the National Counsel of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for registered nurses, and for the National Credentialing Center's nursing specialty certification exams. Patsy has taught nursing and nutrition courses for the past 25 years and is presently an instructor at Gaston Community College in Dallas, North Carolina.