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Avoiding Burnout: How Exemplary Teachers Find Fuel and Cultivate Success

by Betsy B. Nordell Rowman and Littlefield
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The book is specifically designed to spur thinking and conversation about what supports and inhibits educator success.


Part One - How Teachers See Their Work

Chapter 1 - Teacher power

Chapter 2 - The gift of providing a fresh start

Chapter 3 - Meaning and purpose

Part Two - The Central Role of Relationships

Chapter 4 - Knowing students well

Chapter 5 - Cultivating positive relationships with students

Chapter 6 - Negotiating difficult relationships with students

Chapter 7 - Investing in a positive environment

Chapter 8 - Connecting with parents/caregivers

Chapter 9 - Relationship with colleagues

Chapter 10 - The Administration of Schools

Part Three - Personal Practices and Skills

Chapter 11 - Curiosity

Chapter 12 - Reflection

Chapter 13 - Preparation and Self-care

Chapter 14 - What makes great teachers great?

Appendix A - The Tale of the Stonecutters

Appendix B - Knowing My Students

Appendix C - Staff Directory of Support

Appendix D - Standpoint Exploration

Appendix E - Exploring Hope

Appendix F - Free Resources and Additional Materials



About the author

Betsy Nordell EdD, is a former classroom teacher and current teacher educator with more than 30 years of teaching experience in a variety of educational settings. Since 1993, she has been teaching and coaching educators with Open Circle, a Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) Project at Wellesley College.