Listed below is our
best-guess plan for you to work through the maze of stress-related
issues which impact your work and your life every day. We have
arranged your learning in Chapters that seemed to us to be a
logical way to progress through your learning. You'll be able to
click on any of the chapters in any order you wish. Truth is, you
can click around this web site in any way which best meets your
needs. Remember. . .
One last suggestion: If at any point while you are on this site you have questions about why we are suggesting specific activities
or learning experiences, please click back to the Decision
Page. Having access to our "big picture"
issues could help you decide whether there is still a good fit between our materials
and your important learning and professional growth needs. Because the most
crucial "big picture" to have clearly in mind is YOURS.
Big Picture Issues Sort - This activity is designed (1) to help you identify where you
stand on a number of major life issues and (2) to help you explore
whether these "fit" with the major commitment which you have taken
on as you enter the teaching profession.
- Stressors and
Sustainers - What's stressful in
your life, and what does your stress management repertoire include?
- What is Stress,
Anyway? - Learn how physical, environmental,
perceptual, and other demands define stress in your life.
- Signs and Symptoms - What happens in your body when you're under stress?
- Stress-Prone Personalities - Type A and Type B personalities and stress.
Personalities - The attributes of
those persons who seem to cope very well at work, even if the stress levels
there are quite high.
- Stress at Work -Things to consider about the kinds of normal and abnormal stressors in your
daily school life.
- Burnout: Risks and
Prevention - Are you at risk of
burning out? Find out if you are and what to do about it.
- Your Overall Well-Bring - A concept where far more than stress management skills and techniques come
together to impact the life of a person.
- Where Do I Go From
Here? - What you most need to be
working on to do a better job of facing and effectively dealing with the inevitable
stresses which you face as a teacher and as a person?
Resources - An alphabetical list of literature and research sources supporting this