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Books on Wellness for Teachers

Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator, by Jessica Cabeen, Jessica Johnson and Sarah Johnson, 2018.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: The Michaela Way, ed by Katharine Birbalsingh, 2018.

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, by Brene Brown, 2019.

The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again, by Chase Mielke, 2019.

Crying in Cupboards: What Happens When Teachers Are Bullied? by Pat Bricheno and Mary Thornton, 2016.

The Elephant in the Staffroom: How to Reduce Stress and Improve Teacher Wellbeing, by Chris Eyre, 2017.

Finding Fulfillment: A Path to Reclaiming Hope and Empowerment for Educators, by Robin Noble, 2020.

The Fire Within: Lessons from Defeat That Have Inspired a Passion for Learning, by Mandy Froehlich, 2018.

Fewer Things, Better: The Courage to Focus on What Matters Most, by Angela Watson, 2019.

Happy Teachers Change the World: A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education, by Thich Nhat Hanh and Katherine Weare, 2017.

The Happy Teacher Habits: 11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth, by Michael Linsin, 2016.

The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, by Christina Crook, 2015.

Keep the Fire Burning: Avoiding Teacher Burnout: Tips & Strategies from Real Teachers, by Jania Hoover et al, 2013.

Love, Teach: Real Stories and Honest Advice to Keep Teachers from Crying Under Their Desks, by Kelly Treleaven, 2020.

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive, by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, 2018.

The New Teacher Book: Finding Purpose, Balance, and Hope During Your First Years in the Classroom, ed by Linda Christensen, Stan Karp, Bob Peterson and Moé Yonamine, 2019.

Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators, by Elena Aguilar, 2018.

Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood: Strategies for Change, by Ellen M Drolette, 2019.

Pathways to Well-Being: Helping Educators (and Others) Find Balance in a Connected World, by Sara Armstrong and Susan Brooks-Young, 2019.

Pause. Breathe. Flourish.: Living Your Best Life as an Educator, by William D Parker, 2019.

Practicing Presence: Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers, by Lisa J Lucas, 2017.

Riding the Wave: Teacher Strategies for Navigating Change and Strengthening Key Relationships, by Jeremy S Adams, 2020.

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution, by Brené Brown, 2015.

The Resilient Teacher: How Do I Stay Positive and Effective When Dealing with Difficult People and Policies? by Allen N Mendler, 2014.

Sanctuaries: Self-Care Secrets for Stressed-Out Teachers, by Daniel Tricarico, 2018.

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life, by Crystal Paine and Thomas Nelson, 2014.

School Wellness and Wellbeing Initiatives Across Canada: Environmental Scan and Literature Review. Alberta Teachers' Association, 2019.

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth: 6 Truths That Will Help You Thrive as an Educator, by Aaron Hogan, 2017.

Stress Management for Teachers: A Proactive Guide, by Keith C Herman and Wendy M Reinke, 2015.

Supporting the Wounded Educator: A Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Self-Care, by Dardi Hendershott and Joe Hendershott, 2020.

Take Time for You: Self-Care Action Plans for Educators, by Tina H Boogren, 2018.

Teacher’s Field Guide: 7 Truths About Teaching to Help You Start off Strong, Avoid Burnout, and Stay in Love with Teaching, by Kerry Hemms, 2017.

The Teacher’s Guide to Self-Care: Build Resilience, Avoid Burnout, and Bring a Happier and Healthier You to the Classroom, by Sarah Forst, 2020.

Teaching Well: How Healthy, Empowered Teachers Lead to Thriving, Successful Classrooms, by Lisa Bush, 2019.

Well Aware: Developing Resilient, Active, and Flourishing Students, by Patrick Carney, 2014.

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