Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

Stress management for teachers (CEEP 690)

“Teachers who are stressed, or demoralized, make poor role models for our young people.”

Educators face unique challenges with regard to stress and its management. This course will explore the nature of the stress response cycle, how it manifests in teachers and school settings, and how we as educators, can be effective in developing strategies of stress resiliency. Participants will explore the nature of stress in their lives in a humorous and engaging manner, and will develop strategies that can be used by themselves and their students. 

In addition, teachers will explore ways in which stress reduction and well-being can be developed in the students they work with in schools. The seminar is designed to provide instruction and guidance in stress and stress management through an interactive, hands-on format. Participants should expect to try a variety of stress management techniques during the seminar. Humor will be an important aspect of managing stress—plan to have some fun!

Required Resources: The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Master Guide, by Jack Singer; and Learning to Ride Elephants: Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools, by Ian Morris.


This class will not be offered this year, but check back as we are hoping to offer it next year. 


For more information contact Gail Ruhland at or 320.308.5759.

Additional Education Administration/Educator Workshops offered during Summer 2011: