ERIC Number: ED476075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Enlighten Up! An Educator's Guide to Stress-Free Living.
Burmark, Lynell; Fournier, Lou
This book explores new definitions of stress and its consequences, changing the context of stress through the discussion of far-reaching new discoveries about how to defuse it. The book focuses on what stress symptoms really indicate, how clutter obfuscates internal clarity, how to reframe relationships with other people as healing connections, and how shifts of consciousness allow people to draw on unseen power. Nine chapters include: (1) "The Wake-Up Call" (e.g., locus of control and depression and stress); (2) "The Work Ethic" (e.g., the physiological reaction to stress, and stress, memory, and high stakes testing); (3) "It's About Time" (e.g., life after teaching and picking up the pace); (4) "Throw Your Clutter in the Gutter" (e.g., the Chinese perspective of Feng Shui); (5)"The Busyness of Life" (e.g., the business of education and moving from busyness to business); (6) "Affording the Possibilities" (e.g., how to shop for bargains in education); (7) "The People Principle" (interpersonal relationships and respecting diversity); (8) "Good Vibrations" (how bold new scientific concepts play out in music, words, and the human heart); and (9) "Power and Purpose (e.g., multiple levels of meaning and the power of purpose). (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Teaching Conditions, Work Ethic
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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