If you are looking for a fresh perspective, increased job satisfaction, or greater contentment Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching is the book for you. Using information gleaned from stress management techniques, cognitive behavior therapy, and spiritual principles, Angela Watson presents clear, step-by-step suggestions to help you eliminate negative thinking, unreasonable expectations, and irrational responses to stress, and replace them with healthy attitudes that promote effective teaching, and living. Angela’s engaging style will have you laughing, crying, thinking, and before you know it—changing. Using examples from a teacher’s typical day, and in true teacher fashion, she presents suggestions that are easy to implement, remember, and do. I HUGELY recommend this book to teachers at any level. It can truly help you transform your life.
The Awakened Devotional Study Guide for Christian Educators
is an accompanying devotional study which provides Biblical truths, activities, and prayers to help Christian educators change their way of thinking, take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and grow more and more like Jesus. Angela’s insightful questions lead you to a deeper look at your current thought processes, and help you apply scriptural truths to typical classroom situations. Bible references and prayers help to solidify changes in the way you think. It is a powerful tool in converting frustration to satisfaction.
These two books are very unique—they are the first “self-help” books I’ve found that are directed specifically at teachers. Using the daily events common to the lives of all teachers, they present simple and effective tools for transforming your life! When you’ve been through them once, you’ll want to go again, and again, so treat yourself to a new life this school year!