- Venue: Online via Zoom
- Date: July 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 2023
- Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Price: $99, inquire about scholarship options
About This Community of Practice
More than ever, teachers need support. Motivated to change lives and make a difference, the modern teacher faces a growing suite of complex issues, such as burnout, lack of resources, and communities rife with challenges and divisions, grief and trauma.
The work is meaningful, noble, and necessary, yet can come with an undeniable cost to one’s health and well-being. How do we persist—and even flourish—as educators while navigating the complexities of our school communities?
Join us for Honoring the Teacher’s Heart, a four-session Community of Practice designed to help educators heal, fortify, and grow in their work. In our immersive sessions, we’ll delve into the issues educators face today, and build our toolkits for positive well-being through experiential practices, breakout discussions, and research-based takeaways.
We will explore:
- How our own well-being impacts our teaching and learning
- How to move from our pain points to healthy practices
- How to build and draw upon on our inner resources to make necessary changes
- How compassionate boundaries allow us to continue to “give heart” to others
- How valuing teacher well-being creates change in our school communities
Each session is highly interactive and will feature:
- A featured practice and reflection
- Cutting-edge science and research behind well-being
- Opportunities for small group connection
- A time to share ideas, thoughts, and questions with the larger community
Session topics include:
- Session 1: Learn how deep listening promotes connection, belonging, and empathy with our students and colleagues.
- Session 2: Learn how setting compassionate boundaries helps us maintain calm, caring, and supportive relationships.
- Session 3: Connect with our values and build agency and integrity to help make good choices and difficult decisions as we work to promote equity and well-being in schools.
- Session 4: Learn how feelings and expressions of gratitude improve our well-being and can create kinder, happier places to work, teach, and learn.
“It was wonderful to have breakout groups with people from my own district that could best understand the specifics I am struggling with.”
“Really appreciate the turn-key resources!”
“I really enjoyed meeting everyone through the breakouts. I think it is a great opportunity to build community.”
“I left the classroom four years ago because I was feeling extreme burnout. I'm beginning to realize that it was because of empathic distress and how overwhelmed I was. This helps me realize that I need to really work on strategies to address this in myself, so I can continue to show up in the ways I'm needed.”