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For New and Experienced Teachers: Looking for Balance

Mike Anderson: The Well-Balanced Teacher Webinar
(Recorded September 29, 2010)

"Good teaching requires immense amounts of positive energy. Most teachers begin the year energized and ready to tackle all of the challenges that come with a normal year. Then, as the year goes on, it’s easy to feel all of that positive energy slipping away.

How can teachers stay energized and healthy over the course of a grueling year? How can teachers create healthy habits that enable us to eat well, find time to exercise, connect well with colleagues, and maintain a healthy work-life balance? How can teachers set priorities so that we know we’re being effective and staying positive engaged in the profession? Mike Anderson, author of The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out, explored these questions and others in this webinar.

Mike Anderson is a professional development specialist and consulting teacher for Northeast Foundation for Children, a nonprofit organization that supports teachers across the United States in implementing Responsive Classroom teaching practices.

He taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in public schools in New Hampshire and Connecticut for 15 years. He has also taught in preschools, coached swim teams, and taught graduate classes at the University of New Hampshire summer literacy institute. In 2004, he was awarded a national Milken Educator Award for excellence in teaching, and he was a finalist for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year in 2005."