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Taking it to Heart: When our Teaching Becomes Emotional Labor

The Sage Colleges School of Education Spring Speaker Series

Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Bush Memorial, Troy campus

Contact: (518) 244-2326

Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, associate professor of secondary English education and literacy at SUNY Oneonta, is the author of The Nurturing Teacher. Her research focus is in literacy and feminist examinations of education and her book tackles the concerns of stressed teachers. Whether from the stress related to caring for students or from the piles of paperwork yet to be tackled, this text helps the reader sort through the causes of stress, the emotional, physical and social reactions to stress and how one can begin to plan a stress management plan. Her book includes a historical overview of feminist education, the perception of caring teachers in the media and a look at emotional labor and the impact on the teacher.