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Benches in the Bathroom


– Leading a Physically, Emotionally and Socially Safe School Culture

Educational leadership can help ensure teachers are at their best by taking steps to create and maintain a safe, comfortable culture for all staff. A leader who’s committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that prioritises wellness and teacher stress management will find answers in this book.


ISBN: 9781954631557
Author(s) : Evisha Ford
SKU: 9781954631557

– Leading a Physically, Emotionally and Socially Safe School Culture

Establish a wellness culture in your school to combat teacher burnout and attrition.

To avoid risk of burnout, educators need a supportive working environment that acknowledges their unique stressors. Benches in the Bathroom offers educational leaders a wealth of field-tested and research-supported guidance to construct a school culture that values teacher contributions, operates on a framework of emotional wellness and implements trauma-compassionate organisational strategies to ensure the success and well-being of educators.

Educators & Leaders will:

  • Gain increased understanding of the importance of wellness among educators
  • Learn actionable leadership strategies to construct a trauma-informed and trauma-compassionate culture of wellness
  • Review a case study providing examples of what a compassionate work culture can look like
  • Consider psychology-backed insights on trauma, toxic stress and unhealthy work environments with strategies to help
  • Study self-care modelling strategies for educational leaders

About the Author:

Evisha Ford, EdD, is the founding executive director of the iCan Dream Center in Illinois and is a sought-after thought leader specialising in trauma-compassionate leadership, equity and diverse learners. She is a former assistant superintendent and director of special education.

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