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Beyond Self-Care

Leading a Systemic Approach to Well-Being for Educators

Wellness for teachers and support staff means so much more than taking time for self-care. It requires systemwide change supported by leadership. This book provides K–12 administrators with a framework and tools to address the stress that impacts daily life for the majority of educators.

  • Understand why well-being matters in education.
  • Learn about research-based, SEL-focused self-care practices.
  • Improve leadership skills to better support well-being in school communities.
  • Access real-world examples that illustrate how these practices work.
  • Build better systems to improve both personal and collective well-being.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Why: Why Well-Being Matters
Chapter 2: The Self: The Beauty of and Problems With Self-Care
Chapter 3: The Other: Social Connection and Belonging
Chapter 4: The Other: Psychological Safety
Chapter 5: The System: Change Is Possible
Conclusion

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Chapter 5

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Books

  • Cohen, R. K., Opatosky, D. K., Savage, J., Stevens, S. O., & Darrah, E. P. (2021). The metacognitive student: How to teach academic, social, and emotional intelligence in every content area. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Mattos, M., & Muhammad, A. (2021). Revisiting PLCs at Work: Proven insights for sustained, substantive school improvement (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Michael, M. (2022). From burnt out to fired up: Reigniting your passion for teaching. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Porosoff, L., & Weinstein, J. (2023). EMPOWER moves for social-emotional learning: Tools and strategies to evoke student values. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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