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I am going into my 19th year teaching high school Spanish and English Literature and Composition. I absolutely LOVE what I do every day, but it didn't just happen like that. It took quite a bit of learning and a lot of practice to get get to this point! Some days are more difficult, challenging, and stressful than others, but learning how to minimize and control those difficult moments, is what will determine your true success, health, and happiness in both your professional and personal life. The audiobook, The Happy Teacher Habits: 11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth by Michael Linsin, Narrated by Mike Norgaard, does just that. Michael Linsin explains the habits of the happiest teachers in the world and shows you how to do the same, so that you are able to lead a similar life. He gives tips and strategies to help you not only maintain your sanity in the world of education, but also explains how to create a life of happiness with youself, your family, and your students.
I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook! I found it to be informative, motivating, accurate, and full of hope! Teaching isn't easy and everyday is filled with moments of surprise and adventure. Some teachers look at those moments as opportunity and growth, while others have a difficult time and ultimately feel frustrated and overwhelmed. You went into the field of education for a reason...do you remember that reason? You were meant to be a teacher; this is your life, your passion, your contribution. You make a difference in the lives of others. In this book, Michael Linsin teaches you how to keep doing all of that, but without the stress and added pressure teachers often feel. The book focuses on 11 main habits that you can start implementing right now! It is only about 4 hours long, but packed with information that will benefit you for the rest of your life. You might find that you want to give all 11 habits a try or just one of them. Either way, you will always have this book to refer back to if you need some inspiration along your journey to happiness and health! :-)
The narration by Mike Norgaard is fantastic!! I have listened to other books he has narrated, and I have been impressed with his professional, yet easy to listen to tone. He objectively presents the information to the listeners in a clear and consistent manner, while also sounding inviting and comforting. He has a way of making listeners feel like these words were meant for them, which is an area many narrators of non-fiction books are not usually successful. I was fully engaged from start to finish and felt like I was listening to a friend or mentor give me advice on how to make my life more manageable and enjoyable. I definitely feel his narration added to my overall experience and enjoyment of the book!
I've been a subscriber to Michael Linsin's popular website smartclassroommanagement.com for some time now. I do not personally know him, nor have we ever met, but I do feel he is someone who genuinely cares about the success of teachers and their students. I just want to say thank you for all your help, support, and hard work! Everyday you help teachers from all over the world live happier, healthier, more successful, and enjoyable lives. Keep up the great work...you are appreciated more than you know! I rate this audiobook 5/5 stars across the board, and I recommend it to anyone looking to live a life of both happiness and success!
Thank you so much for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. :-)
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He's right; I'm working harder than my students and I'm exhausting myself. Still don't know how to motivate the unmotivated to get them to do that horrible 4letter word--work.
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