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The Present Teacher Restoration ProjectTM

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The Present Teacher Restoration ProjectTM 

is a self-paced, online adult Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and healing professional development program that focuses on providing our educators and educational caregivers (all staff members working in educational settings) with experience and evidence-based healing practices in mental health and emotional resilience for sustainable well-being in the midst of a global pandemic and our collective mission of social justice in our schools. 

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We teach who we are. (Parker Palmer)

Personally, educators and educational caregivers deserve to be supported in their social and emotional well-being efforts. Compassion fatigue, burnout, and moral injury are very real "costs of caring" in our profession, and we believe providing educators with opportunities to cultivate and understand their own SEL and well-being needs is critical to creating spaces of care for everyone in our schools. 

 

Our well-being is communal and collective. When the adults in the school setting are supported in their social and emotional wellness, that energy of support extends to students, parents, and the greater school community. Adult social and emotional well-being is an educator's greatest professional asset because adult well-being strengthens  relationships with students.

Research confirms that healthy teacher/student relationships correlate to increased student learning and increased teacher effectiveness and job satisfaction. 

Experiential and Embodied Learning

Integrating experiential learning, healing-centered design, adult Social and Emotional Learning theory, neuroscience, and mindfulness-based practices, teachers and school personnel explore evidence and experience-base strategies to transform the stress of the profession into opportunities for stoking critical competencies of social and emotional well-being:

The 4 hour self-paced, online experiential curriculum supports our educators in the practice of metabolizing current stressors as a source of fuel (vs. depletion) to stoke mental health, emotional resilience, self-efficacy, and self-integrity.

 

Educators engage a series of 8 (30 minute) modules that are customized to be a slow and low dose of weekly skill and inspiration support for the cultivation of the 5 competencies of adult SEL (self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, relationship skills, and social awareness) and the core competencies of educator well-being.

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Outcomes

Provide educators and educational caregivers with practices, strategies, and experiences rooted in mindful awareness for the deepening of self-awareness, self-compassion, and emotional resilience so that they can routinely adapt to the stressors of the profession in a functional and flexible way to stave off burnout.

Cultivate the 5 core competencies of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to remain calm in chaotic teaching moments, see student (and peer) behavior through the lens of compassion and curiosity, and leverage stress as opportunities to condition critical consciousness.

Teach educators and educational caregivers how to strategically access their inner resources of calm, resilience, healing, and joy for counteracting the onset and manifestation of burnout and compassion fatigue while increasing their innate capacity to actualize happiness, passion, and joy in their calling. 

Educators earn

4 "clock hours" of professional learning engagement in this online, self-paced training. 

Module Components

Each 30 minute training module engages the intellect, calms the mind, and restores balance to the body.

15 minute educational training video 

5 minute guided mental health meditation 

10 minute guided gentle yoga/mindful movement practices

Downloadable PDF "Put Into Your Practice" Handouts

Teacher Testimonials

Ocean

This training was a life saver!
Every week I was waiting for it to practice meditation, remind me of my strengths, and manage my energy in the best way possible to survive and find joy in the middle of a pandemic and distance learning- THANK YOU!!

Water

Everything I learned in the PTRP can be applied to my teaching and well-being immediately!
I can implement the tools I learned with students, and they would be able to replicate them on their own for their own benefit.

Blue Water

I loved going through the PTRP modules!
This training gave me practical wellness tools that helped me with my stress levels, and it also addresses one to be self-reflective and honest in one's teaching practice to bring about more inclusiveness and equity.

Boats in the Water

I found the series to be calming, centering, and hopeful!
It was really nice to have short modules that I could complete anytime between my on-line teaching sessions and meetings. 

 

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Interested in learning more and experiencing a module in the training?
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