The Peak Performing Teacher
Five Habits for Success
- Mike Kuczala - Regional Training Center
Learning & the Brain | Professional Growth & Development | Teacher Induction
Develop and implement an action plan for self-care
Cultivating focus, re-energizing oneself, and improving daily habits are essential for educators’ well-being and the good that they pass along to students. Mike Kuczala asserts that educators’ greatest tool is a mirror—in it, teachers will find their greatest advocate for personal growth, power, wellness, and vision: themselves.
However, finding the time to implement new habits can be hard. Because small changes are easier to plan for and realize, Kuczala concentrates on the habits that are most likely to yield significant improvements. This book guides educators in meaningful self-reflection by providing:
- Five critical practices to increase productivity and decrease anxiety
- Reflection prompts and vignettes to guide readers in developing self-care strategies
- Practical checklists and templates to help educators maintain goals
"What an incredible, practical road map to spark and guide teachers on how and why it is important to take care of ourselves and develop healthy habits. This book created a real shift in how I view myself and the world. The Peak Performing Teacher unites a lot of discreet ideas and connections that make a lot of sense. I am getting a copy for my principal and looking forward to putting my energy into change instead of fighting just to maintain."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Habit #1: Live the Physical Life