The Wizard of Oz provides a wonderful metaphor for dealing with the everyday stresses of teaching. The Wizard's SECRET (Strategies to Energize, Challenge, Rejuvenate and Empower Teachers) can help educators avoid the stress and burnout often related to the job. With the help of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man, and Glenda, teachers find their way back to the yellow brick road where they will achieve greater balance and manage the inherent stress in teaching. Dorothy, the main character, wants to find her way home, a place where she feels safe and secure. Dorothy can be compared to teachers who are trying to feel safe and secure in their new teaching "homes" while balancing personal and professional demands.