ERIC Number: ED343880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Winning Teachers, Teaching Winners.
Munson, Patricia J.
This publication addresses the issue of mental health of teachers and staff as a key to education reform. Many teachers suffer from the crippling effects of isolation, cynicism, and discouragement. In order to be personally effective, teachers must demonstrate initiative, commitment, compassion, and dedication to children, positive characteristics that depend upon how teachers feel about themselves. Materials are offered for the teaching professional including: practical ideas, suggestions, and prescriptions for developing teacher self-esteem; and suggestions for learning to work with others in more productive ways. Following a foreword by Robert W. Reasoner, a former superintendent of schools in San Jose, California, the book is organized into seven chapters: (1) Integrity with a Capital I; (2) Life's Decisions--Chance or Choice? (3) The Three Ts--Tell the Truth, Tell the Truth, Tell the Truth; (4) If It's To Be, It's Up to Me! (5) You and Me and Them; (6) Working Relationships Take Work; and (7) What Works, Works. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrity, Mental Health, Secondary School Teachers, Self Esteem, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching (Occupation)
Network Publications, A Division of ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 (Title No. 593).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Personal Effectiveness; Professional Socialization; Reform Efforts