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Deliberate Optimism

1st Edition

Reclaiming the Joy in Education

Debbie Silver; Jack C. Berckemeyer; Judith Baenen
eISBN-13: 9781483353487

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Beat burnout and bring joy back to teaching—and learning.



Recharge the optimism that made you an educator in the first place! School is where students and staff should feel safe, engaged, and productive—and choosing optimism is the first step toward restoring healthy interactions necessary for enacting real change.



In this book, learn to implement the Five Principles of Deliberate Optimism. Research-based strategies, practical examples, and thought-provoking scenarios help you



Rediscover motivation
Take a positive view of events beyond your control
Build an optimistic classroom where students flourish
Partner with other stakeholders to create an optimistic learning environment



Take the road to new potential and positive outcomes! With a healthy dose of humor to make it fun, Deliberate Optimism shows you the actual differences a change in attitude can make.


"This book provides a framework for taking responsibility in classrooms, choosing to see the positives, dealing with problems rather than dwelling on them, recognizing choices are always available, and building relationships with all in the school community."

Charla Buford Bunker, Literacy Specialist

Great Falls High School

Sun River, MT



"The authors have a realistic view of a teacher’s daily life and provide realistic solutions for teachers to embrace optimism and positivity in a myriad of situations."

Kati Searcy, Teacher

Mountain Park ES

Roswell, GA



"This book is a nice synthesis of current research and classic literature about climate, culture, and the environmental context of the classroom and the teachers’ lounge."

Chris Hubbuch, Principal

Excelsior Springs Middle School

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ISBNs 9781483307831, 9781483307831, 9781483307831, 9781483353487, 9781483384252, 9781483373201, 1483353486
Language English
Number of Pages 184
Edition 1st