ERIC Number: ED195871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Partners in Encouragement: A Peer Counseling Model for Teachers.
Thompson, Lois J.; Jacques, Ronald W.
This description of the Partners in Encouragement (PIE) program and the methods used to implement the program provide a model for school counselors to combat teacher burnout and improve morale. A discussion of the preliminary planning needs focuses on ways to inform prospective participants of the program, and outlines the introduction to be presented at the first group session. Topics covered in the weekly sessions, as well as the theory and rationale, are presented. Activities include building helping skills, becoming more non-judgmental, learning to evaluate personal skills, and sharing experiences through the encouragement process. Partnership meetings are also described, in which two teachers meet for a one-hour encouragement session once a week, with each person acting as both an "encourager" and an "encouragee." Program results, teacher responses, and the application of PIE to other settings are also provided. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (28th, Amherst, MA, June 13-17, 1980).