Better By The Letter: Educator Edition brings 26 quick and easy to use strategies to manage daily stressors in the life of a teacher both in and out of the classroom. The practices were selected with the teacher in mind - each one offering ideas on how and when to use them for the adult before and after class, as well as how to model and share them in the classroom to the benefit of the students.
Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
Better By The Letter by Sandi Washburn is a handy manual that
gives readers 26 strategies to help them feel better in alphabetical order.
Many times teachers are put under stress by asking them to regulate their
emotions, to plan and organize, to learn new things, without telling them how
to handle the stress. The techniques and tools in the book teach them self-care
so that there is peace in their daily lives. The exercises and fun suggestions
are easy to practice and incorporate into daily living so that burnout does not
occur. Let's read the author's references to the effects and practices she has
gathered from the many phases of her life, and become students of self-care.
The approach is fresh and the thought of having the strategies discussed by the
letter is innovative and interesting. It is a quick and easy read and helps to
address stress and burnout issues without making it too difficult for readers
to practice. Stress happens to everyone and this book will help teachers to
learn self-care and stress management and become focused, energized, and eager
to tackle tasks and assignments. The Table of Letters at the end of the book is
helpful to remember the content in each chapter and decide on what needs to be
practiced at a particular point in time to bring stress levels down. Better By
The Letter by Sandi Washburn is a good gift for teachers and to have in all
libraries, especially schools and universities, so that they will learn how to
breathe and relax and make their teaching experience a happy and joyful one.