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ERIC Number: EJ945695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Finding More Joy in Teaching Children
Baumgartner, Jennifer J.; DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Apavaloaie, Loredana
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v39 n2 p34-38 2011
Early childhood professionals are familiar with finding and appreciating daily moments of joy. Teachers smile inside and out when toddlers are able to pull up their own pants, preschoolers write their names for the first time, or kindergarteners figure out how to make complicated patterns with blocks. Working with young children can also be very stressful. Adults are self motivated to reduce their stress. Common recommendations for ways to reduce stress at work, such as going out with colleagues to eat lunch, often are not possible in a teacher's unique work environment. Teachers and administrators can work together to reduce job stress with strategies that engage the mind, body, and soul, such as those recommended in this article.
Southern Early Childhood Association. P.O. Box 55930, Little Rock, AR 72215. Tel: 800-305-7322; Fax: 501-227-5297; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A