Discipline: Professional Resources
Grade(s): K - 12
Delivery Method: Print
Author(s): Bobbi Fisher
At the heart of Part I are the teachers’ own words—their insights into their personal and professional lives, organized around their joys and pains, obstacles and opportunities, with Bobbi’s thoughtful commentary interwoven throughout. The teachers express concerns about the current emphasis on standards, testing, and the problems these initiatives have created for themselves and their students. They explain how they balance time for others with time for themselves—and remain resilient in the process. Many talk about the importance of faith in their lives and how it helps them to achieve their goals.
In Part II, Bobbi explores some specific strategies for achieving balance that she’s shared with teachers throughout the country, in presentations and workshops—finding comfort in friends, tapping our childhood experiences, being open to spirituality (however you define it). She also provides reflection sections with writing activities to help you set priorities and stick to them. Completing the book is a bibliography of resources that teachers have found helpful in their quest for fulfillment.