The Educator’s Matchbook is a weekly guide for educators looking to reignite their love of teaching. Part I begins with the background and defining information about educator engagement and disengagement and mental health. The preface to the book Reignite the Flames: Finding our passion and purpose for learning among the embers is also included.
Each week includes goal setting, emotion tracking, boundary setting, a mindfulness journal, and a gratitude journal. Also, each week includes a minimum of one gratitude, mindfulness, or resilience activity that you can try. To round out the week, there is an educator activity meant to get you thinking about your purpose in education and finally, an end-of-week review.
Although this book is meant to be a companion book to Reignite the Flames, it has been written to be used on its own as well. The goal is to get you started on your journey to loving your job again step-by-step, week-by-week.
You can do this. This book can get you started.