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The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan

The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan
A Five-Step Program for Reclaiming Time, Managing Stress, and Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

Second Edition

August 2013 | 120 pages | Corwin

Boost teacher retention and help banish classroom burnout with this expert guide!

This handy wellness guide helps busy teachers optimize their classroom effectiveness and breeze through stressful times. Custom crafted by an educator and a nurse who understand the stresses teachers face, this updated second edition offers a five-step program to help weary educators:

  • Master the science of stress management
  • Restructure professional and personal priorities
  • Use technology for effective time management
  • Understand and eliminate procrastination and perfectionism
  • Use nutrition to support a healthy lifestyle
  • Easily fit health-promoting exercises and yoga routines into their hectic schedules

New research includes expert tools, tips, and examples for managing high-stakes CCSS, 21st Century Learning initiatives, and new technology requirements. Use this all-in-one guide to help teachers maintain high energy, boost morale, and increase productivity!


“Dr. Queen is a visionary in the field of education and his work is a living example of his commitment to children and educators. For this educator, there is no more valuable tool to improve student outcomes than to give those who are in control of it—the educators in the building every day—the tools that they need in order to perform at a higher level and live longer, more productive lives.”
—Chris Lineberry, Principal
Stanfield Elementary School, Arizona

Additions to the Second Edition
About the Authors
STEP ONE: Identifying Schools as a Culture of Stress
School Culture and Stress

Teacher Stress and the Immune System

Teaching and Personalizing Stress

Managing School Stress

21 Planning Techniques to Prevent Classroom Stress

STEP TWO: Restructuring Personal and Teaching Priorities for a Healthy Lifestyle
Why Manage Priorities?

A Mirror Image of Self

Managing Personal and Teaching Priorities

Something to Think About

Avoiding Lifelong Regrets

STEP THREE: Mastering the Science of Stress Management for Better Health
Managing Your Stress

Reducing Stress Levels

Professional Coping Strategies

The Benefits of Physical Exercise

Developing a Stress Management Plan

STEP FOUR: Arresting Time Bandits at Home and at School
The Three Major Time Bandits

Personal and Professional Time-Management Strategies

Some Additional Classroom Time Savers

STEP FIVE: Using Nutrition to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

Nutrition Affects Teachers’ Health

Making Good Choices

Health Screening Measures to Know

References and Suggested Readings
Key features
  • Identifies and suggests how to manage school stressors, providing support to teachers and encouraging retention
  • Includes numerous concrete strategies for a healthier lifestyle, including 21 planning techniques to prevent classroom stress; saying "No" with a smile; dealing with perfectionism and procrastination; physical activities such as Yoga, Pilates, Karate/Kick Boxing, Tai Chi Chuan, etc.
  • Shows how to analyze and then manage personal and teaching priorities for more balance between personal and professional lives.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Front Matter

Step One

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