This month’s podcast features Rex Miller, author of the upcoming book, WHOLE: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive, which examines ways to create a healthy workplace in our schools. I talk with Rex about the negative impact of stress on teachers—including at Christian schools—and how it also has implications for students, school cultures, and our communities. Listen Now

 

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About the Host   

ACSIDr. Lynn Swaner is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at ACSI, where she leads initiatives and develops strategies to address compelling questions and challenges facing Christian education. Prior to joining ACSI she served as a Christian school administrator and a graduate professor of education. A published scholar and Cardus Senior Fellow, she is the lead editor of the book PIVOT: New Directions for Christian Education, co-author of Bring It to Life: Christian Education and the Transformative Power of Service-Learning, and editor of the ACSI blog. She received her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. She can be reached via email at lynn_swaner@acsi.org. 

About the Guests

Rex MillerRex Miller is the lead author for Humanizing the Education Machine, which tells the story of what great 21st century learning looks like—and how to bring that dynamic into schools—as well as an upcoming book, WHOLE: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive. His company, MindShift, has tackled numerous large and complex problems, including the waste and adversarial culture of the construction industry, and the chronic problem of workplace disengagement. His two books from these projects have both won international awards for innovation and excellence. His current project examines ways to create a healthy workplace in schools (www.rexmiller.com). He can be reached via e-mail at rex@rexmiller.com.

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Questions to Consider:

To what degree is teacher well-being and workplace stress an issue in your school?

 

How can your leadership team work together—with teachers—to address these issues proactively?

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