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by Mike Anderson
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This ASCD Study Guide is designed to enhance your understanding and application of the information contained in The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out, an ASCD book written by Mike Anderson and published in September 2010.
How to use this study guide: For each chapter of this book, there is a corresponding study guide section. Each section is divided into two parts. The first has a series of open-ended questions that can be used either for personal reflection or journal writing, or for discussion with a group of colleagues. The second section has suggestions for concrete activities to try. My advice is to choose only one or two of these ideas and commit to them. In fact, even just trying one idea from the whole book is probably better than trying too many at once. Also, consider coming up with your own ways to apply the suggestions given in this book. The ones in both the book and the study guide are certainly not all-inclusive!
Time of Day
2 cups of black tea with sugar
2-egg omelet with cheddar cheese
1 cup of black tea with sugar
Handful of peanuts and raisins
Burrito: black beans, rice, chorizo, cheese, sour cream, salsa
Handful of raisins
1 can of cranberry/lime seltzer
Small cup of water
Small plate of cheese and crackers
1 bottle of beer
Large pork chop
Salad, Italian dressing
Few sips of water
The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out was written by Mike Anderson. This 130-page, 7" x 9" book (Stock #111004; ISBN-13: 978-1-4166-1069-4) is available from ASCD for $16.95 (ASCD member) or $22.95 (nonmember). Copyright © 2010 by ASCD. To order a copy, call ASCD at 1-800-933-2723 (in Virginia 1-703-578-9600) and press 2 for the Service Center. Or buy the book from ASCD's Online Store.
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