The Elephant in the Staffroom
The Elephant in the Staffroom : How to reduce stress and improve teacher wellbeing
- Format: Paperback | 210 pages
- Dimensions: 148 x 210 x 19.05mm | 272g
- Publication date: 05 Oct 2016
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Imprint: Routledge
- Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
- Language: English
- Illustrations note: 2 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white
- ISBN10: 1138681482
- ISBN13: 9781138681484
- Bestsellers rank: 289,602
The Elephant in the Staffroom is the survival guide that every busy teacher needs for practical advice on teacher wellbeing. Written in an informal, conversational style, the book is divided into 40 bite-size chunks, covering a range of essential topics from understanding and avoiding burnout, to successful working patterns, and even surviving the school holidays!
Complemented by a host of top tips, the book focuses on five key themes:
the psychology of the teacher
emotional and physical energy
keeping focused and investing in yourself
colleagues, students and inspection
Chapters are designed to be easily dipped in and out of, with each exploring the unique nature of the teaching profession and how to cope with, and conquer, a variety of stress triggers and psychological aspects of teaching - 'elephants' in the staffroom - to survive and succeed.
Written by a head of department with over twenty years of classroom experience, this essential guide offers a wealth of practical advice on stress, work-life balance and organisation, and is a must-read for practising teachers.