Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

Date of Award

Spring 4-30-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction (MAE)


Dr. Allison McGrath

Second Committee Member

Dr. Susan Constable

Third Committee Member

Dr. Daniel Cho


Wellbeing, Teacher Stress, Teacher Burnout, Book Studies, Professional Development

Subject Categories

Curriculum and Instruction | Higher Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development


The purpose of this project is to present a professional development curriculum that promotes teacher wellbeing through a book study. The curriculum was developed considering the following research question: How can a book study be used to support strategies for teacher wellbeing? The frameworks used to answer the research question and create the curriculum were PLC Book Study Guide (FLDOE, n.d.) and Professional Book Study (UFT Teacher Center, n.d.). The proposed book study is planned to take place over a six-month period and includes four meetings. A list of pre-selected books that promote teacher wellbeing, a sample book study invitation, monthly reading schedule, group norms and roles, reading guide, and protocols for each meeting are included in the curriculum. Teacher leaders can use the created curriculum to promote teacher wellbeing through a book study.

Licensing Permission

Copyright, all rights reserved. Fair Use

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