Ideal for use in teacher workshops, this book provides vital coping and problem-solving skills for managing the everyday stresses of the classroom. Specific strategies help teachers at any grade level gain awareness of the ways they respond in stressful situations and improve their overall well-being and effectiveness. Each chapter offers efficient tools for individuals, as well as group exercises. Teachers’ stories are woven throughout. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes 45 self-monitoring forms, worksheets, and other handouts. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.
I. Overview of Stress and Coping 1. Background and Rationale 2. Stress: The Good, the Bad, and the Lion 3. The Teacher Coping Model II. Coping Strategies 4. Awareness 5. Adaptive Thinking I: The Positive/Negative Thoughts Method 6. Adaptive Thinking II: The ABC Method 7. Adaptive Behaviors 8. Competence and Self-Efficacy 9. Beyond Survival: Getting to Good III. Applications and Extensions 10. Specific Applications 11. Coping with Serious Symptoms 12. For School Administrators and Other School Professionals 13. Setting Up a TCM Study Group 14. Your Personal Development Plan and Broader Systems Change References Index