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Teachers have always needed to know and practice protective strategies in their social emotional first aid kits to manage the daily stressors of working on the front lines of a human-service oriented profession. That need has never been greater given the massive increase in uncertainty and unpredictability in the teaching profession and in one's personal life due to COVID.
In short, teaching is emotional labor-- the effort required to manage and metabolize strong emotions like anger, shame, guilt, anxiety, and overwhelm, as well as generate and stoke positive emotions like joy, hope, and compassion.
Stress significantly diminishes a teacher's capacity to regulate their negative emotions and cultivate positive emotions. Ironically, teachers who leave the profession often cite their inability to cope with their own emotional reactions to loss of control, unpredictability, and lack of purpose in their teaching as the primary reason for burnout.
There are many, many strategies and practices rooted in cognitive and affective neuroscience and social and behavioral sciences that teachers can learn, practice, and integrate into their personal and professional lives as teachers to metabolize stress, manage negative energy, protect themselves from the burnout cycle, and find joy in teaching the whole year through!
In this session, teachers will:
Explore the core elements of the teacher burnout cycle and learn how to protect one's self from the 2 paths to burning out,
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The Present Teacher Restoration ProjectTM
is an innovative and unique adult SEL professional development offering designed by Present Teaching TrainingTM that focuses on providing our educators with systematic, research-based best practices in burnout prevention, mental health, and emotional resilience support for sustainable well-being in the midst of a global pandemic and our collective mission of social justice work.
The Present Schools Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) ProjectTM
is an experiential professional development training designed to engage school staff, educators, and administrators in expanding their knowledge and embodiment of the foundational elements of holistic school wellness:
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Mental & Emotional Well-Being
Present Teacher Professional Development and Keynotes
Looking to provide your educators with a burst of well-being inspiration? Explore extensive list of virtual and in-person research-based educator mental, emotional, and social well-being professional learning experiences to complement your current PD focus.
The Healing Health Caregiver ProjectTM
We don't only support educators and educational staff! Human-service professionals in heart-centered, healing and helping professions like health care and public health feel the very real impact of compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary trauma, and moral injury.
We can help!
The Healing Health Caregiver ProjectTM is an experience and evidence-based curriculum that promotes emotional healing, mental health, and burnout restoration designed specifically for health caregivers. We know that our health caregivers "support and maximize human and system capacity and potential" (Kreitzer and Koithan, 2019), and our curriculum is designed to support and maximize their inner capacity and innate potential.
A Youth Worker's Superpower!
Check out Jen's conversation with Jade Schleif from YIPA (Youth Intervention Programs Association) about all the ways self-compassion helps us build healthy relationships with ourselves so that we can be fully present for the youth we serve.
OnEducation is a must listen to Podcast for teachers! Mike and Glen keep the conversations about teaching and being a teacher real and honest.
In this episode, Jen talks about teacher mental health with Mike and Glen, and they have some very real and honest questions for her....
Check out what teachers and administrators have to say about the well-being work!
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