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ERIC Number: EJ967115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
Stress Management for Special Educators: The Self-Administered Tool for Awareness and Relaxation (STAR)
Williams, Krista; Poel, Elissa Wolfe
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v3 n1 Article 2 Sep 2006
The Self-Administered Tool for Awareness and Relaxation (STAR) is a stress management strategy designed to facilitate awareness of the physical, mental, emotional, and physiological effects of stress through the interconnectedness of the brain, body, and emotions. The purpose of this article is to present a stress-management model for teachers, especially special educators, to use on a daily basis to help prevent professional burnout and better cope with job-related stress. Research, definitions, and factors contributing to teacher stress are included. The STAR is described, along with a rationale for its components: the full color spectrum, brain-body research, physical exercise, therapeutic touch, and positive affirmations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A