San Mateo, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/05/2014 -- Having worked with and taught incarcerated youth for over a decade, Aline Kaprive is aware that sometimes, it can be difficult to keep the magic alive in her profession.
“Teaching can be a burn-out choice of career,” says Kaprive, the author of new book, ‘A Teacher’s Daily Dose of Optimism: Your EQ Prescription for Thriving’. “I believe that to be the best at our jobs, we must care for ourselves before we care for our students. If our general outlook is not the best, we’re less effective with our students. Eagerness, inner strength and optimism are all vital just to get through the day!”
In ‘A Teacher’s Daily Dose of Optimism: Your EQ Prescription for Thriving’, Kaprive provides the necessary tools to avoid compassion fatigue, strengthen emotional intelligence and build resiliency. Coming from a place of understanding, Kaprive is able to empathize with the demands placed on teachers today, while building their confidence and instilling readers with hope and positivity.
“Teachers experience the daily pressures of standardized tests, English-language learners, and special-education students, just to name a few,” says the author. “Society expects teachers to take the most challenging of students and help them achieve, no matter what the circumstances. On a daily basis, educators witness violence, disruptive behavior, and hostility. It’s enough to harden anyone’s heart. My wish is to counterbalance that by providing teachers with the love, support and encouragement that they so desperately need.”
Teaching the youth of today can be challenging, rewarding, stressful, and discouraging. The demands placed on today's teachers are much more varied and difficult than ever before in history. Society expects teachers to take the most challenging of students and help them achieve, no matter what the circumstances. On a daily basis, educators witness violence, disruptive behavior, and hostility. Master teacher, Aline Kaprive, has years of experience working in the toughest environments including instructing incarcerated youth, and believes that to be the best at their jobs, teachers must care for themselves before they can care for their students. In A Teacher's Daily Dose of Optimism: Your EQ Prescription for Thriving, she guides the reader through the teaching year, providing uplifting thoughts, personal stories and daily actions. A Teacher's Daily Dose of Optimism will help you gain insight into what is truly important on a day-to-day basis and, like a trusted friend and mentor, give you the support and comfort necessary to take yourself from ordinary to extraordinary!
Since its publication, the book has earned a five star rating on Amazon and rave reviews from readers.
“This book is particularly relevant as it is written by a woman who has dedicated herself to the profession of teaching. Her daily challenges with very special populations of students who struggle with every aspect of school has made her an expert on remaining optimistic and inventive in her teaching style. It is an easy to read journal that inspires teachers to constantly work towards mastering creativity in their work; gives daily suggestions for growth both academically/emotionally and suggestions for taking 6 second moments out to regroup. This book will help teachers follow simple steps each day to remain optimistic in their work and achieve the true gifts of teaching,” wrote Karen Frechette.
Calling the book “a must read”, John wrote: “This is a fantastic and very well written book for new and old teachers alike. I have enjoyed it very much.”
“This book is a much needed book of inspiration and support for teachers to refer to every day. There are suggestions for a theme for the day, personal experiences to draw from, daily actions, and finally a 6 second moment to give them a starting point. This book helps teachers survive in a profession that can wear them down,” wrote ComputerLadies.
For Kaprive, her mission is clear: while teaching is her passion and her profession, she also feels a calling to assist other teachers with their daily challenges.
“This book is dedicated to the educators of the world who need encouragement. Its purpose is to help teachers keep the fire and passion for teaching alive by providing daily support, plus a specific tip for caring for one’s self.”
Continuing: “We must keep the magic alive in teaching. One answer is to give support to ourselves before stepping one toe into the classroom. A happier teacher is going to be far better able to nurture, educate, and help students – and that’s what it’s all about, after all!”
‘A Teacher’s Daily Dose of Optimism: Your EQ Prescription for Thriving’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1dJ5Kma
About Aline Kaprive
Aline Kaprive has three teaching credentials from Notre Dame de Namur University, and a Masters Degree in Education. She has taught incarcerated youth for over 10 years. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, daughter, and their dog, Trixie.