"We all feel trapped and somewhat alone in our negative thoughts and fears to some extent. This book provides easily applied remedies to regain our mental peace and to carry on knowing that we can function effectively in the face of stress. I would not only recommend this book, I will carry a copy with me when I do staff development meeting in various school districts." (Rita J. Corbett, Owner and Consultant 2009-03-30)
"Each chapter is loaded with stories, powerful research, and examples; the sum of the book when read completely and integrated into one's day to day actions is life changing! Every beginning teacher, veteran teacher, and administrator should read this book. It will have a direct and positive impact on school culture and student success!" (Jennifer Ramamoorthi, Professional Development School Coordinator 2009-03-30)
"Prescribes countless methods to manage stress, thereby helping readers to manage, prevent, and even cure negative stress." (Emmalee Callaway, Second-Grade Teacher 2009-03-30)
"With all of the pressures and stress that today's teachers face, it is nice to finally have a publication that is willing to acknowledge this stress and help us combat it. This book is full of practical tips, hints, and advice that can bring out the relaxed, effective teacher in all of us." (Rachel Hanson, Eighth-Grade Gifted Language Arts Teacher 2009-03-30)
"This book provides several prescriptions for reducing a teacher’s stress level. The anecdotes are smart and humorous. I enjoyed reading this book and 'de-stressing' my life." (Diane Callahan, Science Teacher 2009-03-30)
"Your stress is not going away. Read this book NOW! It might not just be a life changer, it might even be even a life saver." (Beth Madison, Principal 2009-03-30)
"Allows the reader the opportunity to be self-reflective and examine new and unique ways to eliminate or diminish the stressors in his/her life." (Cathy Patterson, Assistant Principal 2009-03-30)
"Provides an entertaining, practical, and relevant guide to dealing with stress in the classroom and life. It is a prescription for everyone to lead a healthier, happier life." (Toni Callahan, Retired Social Studies Teacher 2009-03-30)
"The author empowers readers to change their attitude so they can reach the maximum altitude." (David Callaway, Eighth-Grade Language Arts Teacher 2009-03-30)
About the Author
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Jack Singer has maintained a private practice for 33 years and treated hundreds of teachers and administrators. He has also taught in the psychology departments of seven universities, including an assistant professorship at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
For the last 17 years, Singer has been a proud member of the National Speakers Association and he has been invited to provide keynote speeches, workshops, and training seminars for schools, educational associations, other national associations, and Fortune 1000 corporations from Miami to Malaysia. His 1975 doctoral dissertation, entitled, “Job Strain as a Function of Job and Life Stresses,” was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service. Accordingly, for more than 30 years, Singer has continued to develop and consult with Fortune 1000 companies and school systems with his expertise in the area of job-related stress. He is recognized around the U.S. for his innovative work on eliminating stressors in the busy workplace and he appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, the Glen Beck Show, and radio talk shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. His articles appear frequently in business, human resources, psychology, and sports periodicals, and his stress prevention and mastery programs have been featured in USA-TODAY.
Singer has a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology and a post-doctorate in clinical psychology. He has been honored with diplomates from the American Academy of Behavioral Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society of Criminal and Police Psychology, and the National Institute of Sports, Division of Psychologists.