ERIC Number: ED353640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reducing Stress in Schools: A School Administrators' Guide to Managing Personal and Building-Level Stress.
This guidebook provides the principal with some fundamental tools for reducing stress and preventing professional burnout. Chapter 1 offers strategies for identifying and reducing personal stress. Cognitive restructuring is advocated as an effective, permanent approach, in which the individual changes patterns of thinking about stressful situations. Some of the solutions described include acquiring needed skills, anticipating and preparing for problem situations, utilizing relaxation techniques, exercising, maintaining a reasonable workload, seeking group support, and confronting perceived stresses. Chapter 2 offers tips for identifying and reducing staff stress. The third chapter describes ways in which the principal can create a less stressful building climate through administrative style, communications, and supportive and physical environments. A relaxation tape accompanies the document. (Contains 7 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Burnout, Cognitive Restructuring, Elementary Secondary Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Organizational Communication, Principals, Relaxation Training, Stress Management, Stress Variables
Sopris West, Inc., P.O. Box 1809, Longmont, CO 80501 ($11.95 with tape plus $3 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A