Extending the Boundaries of Research on Second Language Learning and Teaching

Author: Mirosław Pawlak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642201417
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book contains a selection of papers reflecting cutting-edge developments in the field of learning and teaching second and foreign languages. The contributions are devoted to such issues as classroom-oriented research, sociocultural aspects of language acquisition, individual differences in language learning, teacher development, new strands in second language acquisition research as well as methodological considerations. Because of its scope, the diversity of topics covered and the adoption of various theoretical perspectives, the volume is of interest not only to theorists and researchers but also to methodologists and practitioners, and can be used in courses for graduate students.

Avoiding Burnout

Author: Barbara L. Brock
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761978077
Format: PDF, Docs
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Best-selling authors, Brock and Grady, turn their expert attention to administrator burnout and how to overcome it, including practical information on stress triggers and response mechanisms.

International Perspectives on Teacher Stress

Author: Christopher McCarthy
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617359173
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is the latest volume in the Research on Stress and Coping in Education series. The authors present original research and current theory regarding the realities of coping with the stresses of teaching. The chapters highlight working conditions for teachers around the globe and the processes and strategies that teachers use to survive and thrive in their daily work with students, families, and educational administrators. Both stress researchers and educational policy makers will find the chapters offer insights into sources of stress for teachers, strategies for stress prevention and coping, and the negative consequences that stress can have on teacher retention. Researchers from Norway, Turkey, Greece, the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Italy, and China illustrate through a variety of research methods both the centrality of cultural context and the commonalities of teacher experiences around the world.

First Aid for Teacher Burnout

Author: Jenny Grant Rankin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317223128
Format: PDF
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Offering clear strategies rooted in research and expert recommendations, First Aid for Teacher Burnout empowers teachers to prevent and recover from burnout while finding success at work. Each chapter explores a different common cause of teacher burnout and provides takeaway strategies and realistic tips. Chapter coverage includes fighting low morale, diminishing stress, streamlining grading, reducing workload, leveraging collaboration, avoiding monotony, using technology to your advantage, managing classroom behavior, advocating for support from your administration, securing the help of parents and community, and more. Full of reflection exercises, confessions from real teachers, and veteran teacher tips, this accessible book provides easy-to-implement steps for alleviating burnout problems so you can enjoy peace and success in your teaching.

Stress in Teachers

Author: Jack Dunham
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Examines the stress in teaching multidisciplinary concept broad enough to include physiological, psychological, organisational and legal perspectives. The editors see stress in teaching as an interactionist concept - a complex and sometimes pracarious balance between perceived work pressures, coping strategies and stress reactions. The early chapters in the book refelct this view and make contributions to understanding the causes and costs of stress in teaching. The authors of these chapters come, collectively, to the conclusion that there is an alarmingly low level of job satisfaction in taching and that turnover intentions appear to be on the increase. This pessimistic view is challenged in later chapters by professionals working in the filed of stress management. These contributions highlight the danger of focusing stress research and management. These contributions highlight the danger of focusing stress research and management strategies on the individual rather than the organization, and report the authors' "hands on" knowledge of teacher support teams and workshop and whole-school approaches to diminishing the causes and costs of teacher stress and improving training and career development. The concluding chapters demonstrate the editors belief that useful insights for workers in the education service can be gained fromstudies of workplace stress in other occupations.


Author: Josiane PARROUTY
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1470981009
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book can provide excellent opportunities for stress relief, and a rough roadmap to better living! Deadlines, finances, family concerns, relationship tension, chronic illness and loss of a loved one - they all cause anxiety, and even stress in our lives. People tend to get trapped by worry and pessimism. But it is time to drive a wedge between you and your worries, and your negative thinking. This book describes coping strategies you can use to alleviate day-to-day stress and prevent burnout at work.

Building the Best Faculty

Author: Mary C. Clement
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461663490
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Why not improve your recruiting techniques and staff development strategies? Clement describes realistic yet simple hiring strategies ranging from performing the initial interviews to making the final hiring decision. She also outlines the importance of maintaining a continuing support structure for the entire faculty and illustrates strategies through case studies. An important tool for administrators, teachers, and other staff members involved in recruiting and retention.