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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,
Tips for Optimal Technology Experience
1) Bookmark this URL:
Every time you want to re-enter the training to engage the next module, return to your customized Washington County webpage above.
2) Explore the 8 module topics on the previous page.
This curriculum is designed to be a slow and low dose of (8) 30 minute modules that are engaged on a weekly basis so that after the module is experienced there is space before the next module for you to integrate the practices in your teaching and personal life.
You can join the training at any time!
Engage the modules and the practices on your own time at your own pace.
The training will be available to you until June 9th, 2023.
3) When you click the button on the previous page, you will be directed to a login screen. Be sure to enter your SCHOOL email:
4) Do not bookmark the PlayPosit URL once you are in the training platform.
Only access the training modules through https://www.presentteacher.com/washingtoncoptrp
5) To "complete" each module, you must watch all videos, listen to the guided meditations from start to finish, and scroll through the entire PDF and additional articles for the to appear.
You will know you have completed a full module when a green check appears next to the videos, guided meditation, PDFs, and articles.
To obtain your 4 "clock hour" Certificate of Completion, you must have green checks by each of the videos, guided meditations, and PDFs in each module:
Once you have completed each video in each module, a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION button will appear.
Once this appears, you can click and download it to submit (along with the syllabus) to your district for CEU approval.
6) If you experience any technical issues accessing the modules, please email: