Do the never-ending pressures of teaching drain you emotionally? Is a lack of support and resources stealing your enthusiasm? Are the small daily hassles adding up and overwhelming you? If so, you're not alone. Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching was inspired by teachers who say, “I’m trying to stay positive. I’m trying not to get discouraged and frustrated, and keep a good attitude at work. I want to hold on to my enthusiasm for teaching. But STUFF keeps happening! How can I keep from losing my mind when my lessons are constantly interrupted, parents aren’t providing the support I need, students lack motivation, and test pressure sucks all the joy out of teaching?” I can totally relate. Teaching can be stressful and emotionally draining because it’s often a high demand/low control and high effort/low reward profession. That’s exactly why I wrote the book! Awakened is designed to help you:
- Lessen the demands you feel
- Increase your perception of control
- Decrease the mental and emotional energy you expend
- Enhance your positive, rewarding feelings
It's called The Awakened Devotional Study Guide for Christian Educators. This workbook is designed to deepen Christian teachers’ understanding of the principles in Awakened, elaborating on what God’s word has to say about renewing our minds. For each Awakened chapter, this guide provides an opening reflection, devotion, further scripture reading, application questions, “to do” challenge, and a prayer that invites God to help you in applying the principles to your life. You can click here to get a special discount on both books together. Thank you for letting me share this with you today. I hope that Awakened and The Awakened Devotional Study Guide help you maintain your enthusiasm for teaching this school year, no matter what daily challenges come your way.
Angela has offered to give away a copy (ebook) of either or both of these books (you choose) to one reader of A Modern Teacher! Here's how the contest works:
To enter, just leave a comment below telling me one thing you do to keep a good attitude at school...it can be a little thing (like my little bits of chocolate) or a big thing. The contest will start today and run through Sunday night. The winner will be announced on Monday. The winner will be choosen by random.org according to the number of your comment. Thanks for participating!