Alphabet Meditations for Teachers: Everyday Wisdom for Educators , Nancy Oelklaus
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by Nancy Oelklaus, ISBN: 978-1-932690-88-0
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Alphabet Meditations: Everyday Wisdom for Educators

Readers of these meditations will get back in touch with why they wanted to teach in the first place-because they care about kids and want to make a meaningful contribution to their lives. By using these meditations with the guide at the end of the book, teachers will:

Sharpen intuitive abilities.
Through letting go, watch issues be resolved easily.
Simply enjoy relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
Enjoy teaching more by focusing on what's really important.
Be peaceful, regardless of what is going on.

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Biography :

Nancy Oelklaus is a teacher whose passion is to help people find relief from struggle. Since 2000 she has coached leaders in education, engineering, social services, financial services, real estate, public relations, and city administration, as well as individuals who just want to be happier. Her articles have appeared in The American School Board Journal, The Austin Business Journal, The Systems Thinker, Austin Woman Magazine, Insight, and Texas School Business. She is the author of “Journey from "Head to Heart: Living and Working Authentically” and “Alphabet Meditations for Teachers”. Three coaching CD's by Nancy are available through Amazon. Her book “Rewriting the Script: Transformational Recovery for Families” has just been published.

Book Review :

"Alphabet Meditations for Teachers," contains twenty-six poems that cover topics, from A through Z, which teachers will relate to. Each meaningful poem has a colorful photograph to accompany it. The author did an awesome job of finding topics which every educator will find meaningful. As a community college instructor of students with disabilities, I found myself totally understanding the topics that were covered. I feel that they reach beyond the K-12 level.

Reading this book reminded me that we are here for our students, not vice versa. Being from a variety of backgrounds it is important for us to accept them no matter what their socio-economic status is. As educators we have to love them and believe in them no matter what. Dr. Oelklaus's words really touched my heart. Reminding me to replace fear with love and to accept change as it appears, makes the education world a more exciting, adventuresome place.

"Alphabet Meditations for Teachers: Everyday Wisdom for Educators" by Nancy Oelklaus would make the perfect gift for any teacher, especially if they might be feeling burnout. It will inspire them to remember why they chose to teach. It also would make a perfect gift for a brand new teacher. As they begin to experience the good and bad things that come with the profession, it will let them know that others have had the same thoughts and feelings.

(Paige Lovitt for Reader Views)

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