Teaching is increasingly becoming one of the most demanding of all professions. Teachers, like everyone else, will have periods in their lives when they are experiencing health-related concerns, which makes the job that much more challenging. Whether these health concerns are due to injury, illness, or disability, teachers are often so focused on the needs of their students and their schools that they do no take the time to consider their own health and wellness. This can lead to a cycle of stress, pain, fatigue, and professional dissatisfaction. The Well Teacher provides information that will help every teacher better understand and address their wellness needs by equipping them with practical tools to set goals, make positive changes, and access resources.
Topics covered in The Well Teacher include:
- Teacher wellness
- Teacher mental health
- Teacher physical health
- Ergonomics in the classroom
- The teacher voice
- Multiple chemical sensitivity and teaching
- Return to work
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wade Repta, BHSc, OT, is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Disability Management Professional who has spent almost 20 years working with teachers to help them minimize barriers and remain in the classroom. This work has allowed Wade to develop a unique understanding of the challenges facing teachers in today’s dynamic educational settings. Wade is the Vice President of humanworks consulting group inc., and he currently lives with his family in Parksville, BC.
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