Educators today are facing challenges and demands like never before. The tensions between an educator’s calling and the reality of the profession can create a growing sense of compassion fatigue, burnout, and job dissatisfaction. In light of this context, this book brings firsthand knowledge alongside research to encourage, equip, and empower teachers and other K-12 educators to find relief and hope. Taking a trauma-sensitive approach, this important resource will help you navigate the pressures of being an educator, whether you entered into your profession carrying wounds with you, have felt wounded from your work environment, or you are simply someone trying to support others. Packed with doable strategies and suggestions for personal and professional self-care, this book will help you discover a personal journey towards holistic health, job satisfaction, and most importantly, hope!
Meet the Authors
Chapter 1 – Secondary Trauma: The Struggle is Real
Chapter 2 – The Wounded Educator
Chapter 3 – Creating a Vision for Change
Chapter 4 – Personal Strategies for Self-Care
Chapter 5 – Community Connection: Professional Strategies for Self-Care
Dardi and Joe Hendershott have written a book that is for all educators to read, and perhaps reread, taking notes of thoughts or responses to the questions at the end of each chapter.
Supporting the Wounded Educator is a valuable resource to help work though the pressures of being an educator and help regain some of that feeling of ”Hey world! Here I am! I am your teacher and I love teaching!”
-Linda Biondi, MiddleWeb