• Elephant in the Staffroom
    Elephant in the Staffroom
    The Elephant in the Staffroom is the survival guide that every busy teacher needs for practical advice on teacher wellbeing. Written in an informal, conversational style, the book is divided into 40 bite-size chunks, covering a range of essential topics from understanding and avoiding burnout, to successful working patterns, and even surviving the school holidays!


    Complemented by a host of top tips, the book focuses on five key themes:








    the psychology of the teacher







    teacher identity







    emotional and physical energy







    keeping focused and investing in yourself







    colleagues, students and inspection





    Chapters are designed to be easily dipped in and out of, with each exploring the unique nature of the teaching profession and how to cope with, and conquer, a variety of stress triggers and psychological aspects of teaching - `elephants' in the staffroom - to survive and succeed.


    Written by a head of department with over twenty years of classroom experience, this essential guide offers a wealth of practical advice on stress, work-life balance and organisation, and is a must-read for practising teachers.

    ISBN: 9781138681484
    Publication date: 23/09/2016
    Price: $48.99
    Author: Eyre, Chris
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.99
  • Everyday Calm: 365 Ways to a Better You
    Everyday Calm: 365 Ways to a Better You
    In today's world of meetings, brunch dates, and the pressure to keep a busy diary, it can be hard to maintain a daily sense of calm.

    With a tip, exercise or inspirational quote for each day of the year, EVERYDAY CALM is the little book that will encourage to you pause, take a breath and find your way to a calmer and more centered life.

    About the Everyday series

    Get to grips with a single subject in small, manageable steps with the EVERYDAY series. From inspirational quotes to professional tips, the short daily entries fit perfectly into the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    ISBN: 9780753733530
    Publication date: 04/04/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Forty-hour Principal: Provocations for the Discerning Educator
    Forty-hour Principal: Provocations for the Discerning Educator
    School leadership has become very challenging over the last few years. Good people hang in there because they know what they do matters. But the personal cost is high - it's time to do things differently!
    The Forty Hour Principal will ...
    - challenge the way you lead your school
    - expose the truth about why you do some of the stuff you really shouldn't
    share ways to make this crazy, all-consuming job we do better - better for the kids you serve, and better for you
    We don't have all the answers, but we do have years of principalship experience and have collaborated with dozens of educators to bring this collection of provocations and thoughts to life.
    It's organised into bite-sized chapters that are easy to absorb and written by current practitioners.

    "You've written in an easy style that is enjoyable to read while also being totally relevant to our work." - Mark Creba, Principal
    "Makes you think about your practice and the time you spend in your job each week; I really liked the text on impact versus hours." - Dave Robinson, Principal

    ISBN: 9780995129214
    Publication date: 26/08/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Armstrong, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • I Want to be Calm How to De-stress
    I Want to be Calm How to De-stress
    With the stress and strains of modern life, it is increasingly difficult to be the peaceful and serene spirit that we all wish to be. In I Want to Be Calm, Harriet Griffey explores the issues we may face in our day-to-day lives that make us feel stressed, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed, and shares practical advice on how to overcome them. Covering topics such as the worry cycle, managing emotions and mindful meditation, Harriet shows how to implement easy but effective approaches to find calm. She looks at how we can practice mindfulness at home and work, how to pursue better relationships and making mindful decisions like choosing peace and living in the moment, plus more. Beautifully illustrated throughout, I Want to Be Calm will still the mind and relax the body, bringing you peace and happiness.

    ISBN: 9781742709321
    Publication date: 12/02/2015
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Griffey, Harriet
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $21.99
  • Little Book of Mindfulness Ii
    Little Book of Mindfulness Ii
    'Instructions for living life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.'
    Mary Oliver

    More and more of us are suffering from the daily stresses and strains of modern life. Forever in a rush, it's hard to slow down, focus and enjoy living in the moment. Mindfulness can break the cycle of unhappiness, stress and anxiety to help you to find some peace in this frantic world.

    A follow up to the bestselling Little Book of Mindfulness, this book explores the ways in which we can achieve mindfulness in our daily lives and regain focus, whether through home and family, in nature, at work, in your relationships or improving your general wellbeing.

    By taking a few minutes out of your day to de-stress and de-clutter your mind, you can regain control and rediscover the joy of living a more mindful existence.

    ISBN: 9781787133808
    Publication date: 24/01/2019
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Davies, Alison
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $12.99
  • Mindful Teacher, Mindful School Improving Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning
    Mindful Teacher, Mindful School Improving Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning
    "This is a book clearly written by an educator who knows mindfulness in schools from the inside. The strongest evidence for this is that Hawkins never gets carried away. He recognises that mindfulness is not a panacea, that to implement it successfully in schools is a slow and steady process, and that above all it must begin with the teachers themselves. But Hawkins also recognises how transformative mindfulness can be, having experienced it so profoundly himself as an educator in many different contexts. His anecdotes give it plenty of colour (my favourite is 'Billy and the Mosquito'), whilst the practical guidance - Chapter 7 on implementation for example - makes it of tremendous practical value. " - Richard Burnett, Co-founder and Director, Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)

    Former school teacher turned mindfulness consultant Kevin Hawkins truly understands the joys of teaching and the desire to make a real difference in the lives of students, as well as the challenges and risks of burnout that most teachers experience on a daily basis.

    With this guide to mindful practice, teachers new and experienced can learn how to use mindfulness in their own professional and personal lives as well as how to incorporate it in their teaching to support student wellbeing.
    Combining theory with practice and illustrated with real life stories, this guide will show readers: * what mindfulness is * the research and scientific evidence behind it * how changing the way you approach situations can transform the way you feel * how to manage stress, and look after yourself * how teaching mindfully can help your students * what mindfulness can do for the culture in your school

    Packed full of DIY exercises, activities to use in the classroom and links to resources and further reading, this inspiring book will support experienced and new teachers to maintain a healthy work-life balance and thrive as a teaching professional.

    FOR EVEN MORE FROM KEVIN: Take a look at A Little Guide to Mindfulness - a free ebook we created with Kevin for teachers and trainees. And don't miss out on his two must-read blogs How Well Are We? An Education System Under Stress and Exam time...take a breath! Effective Affective Skills in Action

    ISBN: 9781526402868
    Publication date: 08/07/2017
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Hawkins, Kevin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $69.99
  • Mindfulness at Work How to Avoid Stress Achieve More and Enjoy Life
    Mindfulness at Work How to Avoid Stress Achieve More and Enjoy Life
    'Mindfulness at Work' reveals how the practice of mindfulness - the ability to focus our attention on what is rather than be distracted by what isn't - can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives. So, if you want to:
    * reduce your stress
    * become more productive
    * improve your decision-making skills
    * enjoy better relationships with your colleagues
    * work more creatively
    * develop your leadership skills, and
    * generally enjoy your job more ...
    then mindfulness can help!

    Written by an expert with years of both clinical and personal experience, 'Mindfulness at Work' includes examples of mindfulness in action in the workplace, while also looking at how the principles of mindfulness can be applied to specific professions, from sales and marketing to teaching, from law to medicine, from the trades to the creative arts.

    ISBN: 9781921966194
    Publication date: 01/07/2013
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Mckenzie, Dr Stephen
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Mindfulness for Health a Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing
    Mindfulness for Health a Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing
    WINNER OF BEST BOOK (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014 Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and also enhances the body's natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught at Breathworks in the UK - and its affiliates around the world - this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Breathworks' pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day.
    It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.

    ISBN: 9780749959241
    Publication date: 05/09/2013
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Burch, Vidyamala And Penman, Danny
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Out of the Woods
    Out of the Woods
    Out of the Woods is a book to help people understand and overcome depression and anxiety. It is the author's own story told entirely through 700 beautifully hand drawn watercolor illustrations. It is an immensely practical guide for sufferers, their loved ones, and professionals working in the area too. The book's graphic memoir format blends a compelling personal story with the latest medical research - ideal for people who are in the depths of depression and struggling to read and take on board information. The book doesn't pretend there is a quick way out of these illnesses and instead encourages people to make small steps to slowly build their own lasting recoveries. This is an inspiring story that will give vital information and hope to many people.

    ISBN: 9780473390068
    Publication date: 01/09/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Williams, Brent
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Perform Under Pressure
    Perform Under Pressure
    Radically change the way you think about pressure

    'Whatever it is you want to improve in your own life, this book will help you do it. I can't recommend it highly enough.' - Former All Black captain, Richie McCaw

    Everyone has experienced that sense of being overwhelmed when the world closes in on us. Perform Under Pressure will not only help you survive but thrive in situations that up until now have been holding you back.

    Dr Ceri Evans targets those moments when you are most stressed and uncomfortable. His Red-Blue mind model - developed over 25 years and used by world-class performers - converts his clinical insights into a simple approach that will help you gain control, when you need it most.

    From elite athletes to weekend amateurs, entrepreneurs to business leaders, parents to students: if you want to be better at what you do, pressure is unavoidable. This book will help you feel comfortable being uncomfortable, overcome mental obstacles and unlock your untapped potential.

    About the author: Ceri Evans is a consultant psychiatrist from New Zealand specialising in how the brain works under pressure. He is perhaps best-known for his work with the All Blacks at the 2011 and 2015 world cups. This is the first time his method for success under pressure has been published.

    ISBN: 9781775541387
    Publication date: 22/07/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Evans, Ceri
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing
    Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing
    Teacher wellbeing, or a lack of it, is a major concern for the teaching profession. Research shows that there is a recruitment and retention crisis with over a third of the school, FE and HE profession expecting to leave by 2020.

    This is a practical guide that will help trainee teachers prepare for what is, undoubtedly, a demanding job. It supports new teachers to be aware of themselves and to understand the schools and teaching sector so they better anticipate pressures and find their own way forward. With solutions and strategies that can be taken into practice, this guide will help new and early career teachers establish that all-important work/life balance and avoid burn out.

    ISBN: 9781526445872
    Publication date: 14/10/2018
    Price: $66.99
    Author: Holmes, Elizabeth
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $66.99
  • Quiet the Mind
    Quiet the Mind
    Modern society has made sitting still a near impossible task with its constant mantra of being connected. Our brains never get a break and the result can be increased stress, anxiety, insomnia and, if left unchecked, even depression. But there is something you can do - nothing! Matthew Johnstone's new book, a follow-up to his bestselling Black Dog series, is a simple, accessible, step-by-step guide on how to meditate. Stripping back the mystical concepts that often put meditation in the too-hard basket for many of us, Johnstone's book utilises his trademark stunning illustrations to make meditation as easy as sitting down and focusing on the breath. This beautiful guide will help you find the space and peace for a relaxing meditation practice every day.

    ISBN: 9781742610733
    Publication date: 01/03/2012
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Johnstone, Matthew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
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