The Teacher Within

32105056_1746243175412179_7976276347716632576_nThe Teacher Within is a journey that challenges you to look within and find who you are. When you teach from the heart, you will find the power to overcome the challenging times, to be there for your students no matter the circumstances, and transform your bad days into good ones.


With The Teacher Within, we invite you to look beyond the walls of the classroom, find your core values, and discover the spark that keeps your calling alive. Embark on a guided journey to achieve a life filled with inner harmony, fulfilling relationships, resilience and greater productivity.


The Teacher Within journey has four levels: Awareness, Recognition, Actions, and Transformation. These words make up an acronym for the Romanian word ARAT – which means to till, symbolizing the cycle of life. This acronym became our metaphor for the teachers of the 21st century, visionaries and strategists; educators with equal measures of compassion and motivation, who understand that they themselves have to become learners and adapt their knowledge and personalities to best impact their students.


The Teacher Within was released in May 2018 in Hong Kong and in July 2018 in the USA.


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About The Teacher Within




“No matter where in the world, educators and children and young people fortunate enough to access education, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or curriculum studied can be at risk of mental health issues for many reasons. Therefore, it is paramount that teachers, support staff, leaders and governors are aware, trained and encouraged to be vigilant for wellbeing issues across school communities and that preventative, pro-active activities like mindfulness and happiness habits are recognised as having positive benefits for all connected to the school life.

Education around mental health and schools is key. Collectively, we need to do our utmost to continue to research and improve our understanding in this area so that our profession can deliver outstanding practice. This I am confident we will all agree on. So, as you prepare to enjoy reading this insightful book, please take a precious moment to always remember to… know yourself, be yourself and look after yourself!”

Colin Bell

CEO / Council of British International Schools


“With their well-crafted book, Susan Shapiro and Simona Baciu have set a path that any educator can follow to unlock personal potential, improve and reinvigorate their own teaching practices, whilst modelling for their students the application of essential attitudes and skills for lifelong learning. ….

The Teacher Within is a knowledgeable and thoughtful guide to help educators maintain, or indeed recapture, their enthusiasm for making the difference that we know they can, to the lives of their students in a way that will have a lasting positive impact.”

Roderick D Fraser AM

Chairman / Round Square Board of Trustees

“This book will be ideal to support teachers, parents, and students in schools that are seeking to find their way forward to improving our educational system around the world. It is a clear, understandable and practical guide to transform our thinking about what is needed at this time if we wish to produce the better learning outcomes. Humanizing learning will help create a more just and sustainable society that we say we want. I highly recommend this to all the stakeholders in education.”

Ward Mailliard

Values in World Thought Program

Mount Madonna School

“This book sings the praises of teaching and teachers, as well as being a manual for those practitioners who wish to perfect their craft with poise and joy.  Its philosophy is simple – teaching based on values and self-awareness is authentic and engaging.  On the practical side, its four-part plan of action is elegant and powerful.  Don’t just read it – use it.

Malcolm McKenzie

Head of School / Keystone Academy

“This outstanding book should reach each and every teacher, as it will touch their soul, it will keep them going and it will teach them to fly. Giving teachers the support they need to pursue their noble calling is at least as important as giving students access to education. The Teacher Within is effective and instrumental in providing the educators with such support, by bringing teachers’ wellbeing into focus and offering a brilliantly crafted and carefully paced inner development program for teachers.”

 Irina Anghel-Enescu,

Member of the Academy of Global Teacher Prize


“This book serves as a fantastic guide for bringing the power of mindfulness into the profession of teaching. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most demanding. This book offers simple, ready-to-use, and evidence-based mindfulness techniques to help educators see beyond the walls of the classroom and find their core values. Reading this book, you will discover that if you want to grow, if you want to make a difference, become a mindful teacher.”

Dr. Hedi Hoka

MBSR expert


2016. Simona Baciu. Toate drepturile rezervate.