“This is the no-nonsense guide
to cultivating positive emotions that many . . . can really use
right now. The authors teach practical ways to gain focus, to harness gratitude
and movement, and to illicit positivity, empathy, and kindness. They also impart the
fascinating science behind mental well-being and how to cultivate it.” -- J.T.
We all want lives filled with balance, ease and
contentment — but how do we get there? In Pathways to Well-Being, authors
Susan Brooks-Young and Sara Armstrong share steps to increasing well-being and
discuss how six elements — gratitude, positivity, focus, empathy, kindness and
movement — impact daily life. All of us, especially educators, influence those
around us — in our schools, in our communities and ultimately throughout the
world. When we work toward supporting well-being for ourselves and others, our
lives are enriched immensely.
In Pathways to Well-Being, you’ll find suggestions for how to
address the unexpected consequences of technology use and increase positive
connections, which ultimately lead to enhanced well-being.
The book includes:
- An overview of each of the six elements of well-being
with connections to the applicable ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE
Standards for Education Leaders.
- Real-world connections to help readers answer
questions such as: “How does the topic relate to everyday life?” and “What can
I do to incorporate what I’ve learned into what I do at work and at home to
make my life, and the lives of those around me, better?”
- Information on the positive and negative aspects of
technology related to overall well-being.
- Reflection questions to help readers make healthy
- Additional resources such as research, articles, books and
Through the information and activities in this book, educators and others
will find ways to reduce the stress in their lives and grow their sense of
About the Authors
Susan Brooks-Young has 38 years of
experience in PK-12 education as a teacher, school administrator and
professional development provider. She has written many books, including
Creating Content With Your Tablet; Making Technology Standards Work
for You: A Guide for School Administrators, Third Edition; and A Better
Approach to Mobile Devices: How Do We Maximize Resources, Promote Equity, and
Support Instructional Goals?
Sara Armstrong, Ph.D., has 43 years of experience in PK-12 education as a
teacher, principal, curriculum developer and professional development provider.
She has written a number of articles and several books on education topics,
including Information Literacy: Separating Fact from Fiction and
The Invent to Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the