The Present Teacher Restoration ProjectTM is an innovative and unique adult SEL professional development offering designed by Present Teacher TrainingTM that focuses on professional learning experiences for educators that provide strategic and systematic support in healing and sustained well-being in the light of COVID and our renewed call for social justice.
Welcome and Walk Through the Training with Jen
The Present Teacher Restoration ProjectTM is designed for classroom educators, paraprofessionals, administrators, food service, custodial teams, school nurses, school counselors, and administrative support (and anyone who directly interfaces with students).
We believe educating our youth to be the highest calling and a remarkable privilege.
We also believe that as educators, our being well is our greatest professional asset because our well-being is our gift to our students.
Our well-being allows us to give our students what they need to learn-- compassion, trust, and positivity.
In this 4 hour, online training, educators:
explore and experience the origins of healing from toxic stress,
receive targeted support for managing personal and collective trauma triggered in teaching,
learn specific mind and body practices that restore a teacher's energy and passion to teach,
experience the core foundations of Mindfulness, Well-Being, SEL, and Embodied Equity and learn how all these forces of educator wellness intersect,
experience strategies rooted in neuroscience, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindful awareness to "re-story" stress and uncertainty to bring equilibrium to their mental health, stability in their emotional well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose.
create a sustainable practice of self-care in both the classroom setting and their personal lives.
Integrating experiential learning, transformative learning theory, neuroscience, and mindfulness-based practices, teachers and school personnel learn about their own humanity and innate resilience to transform the stress of the profession into opportunities for expanded humanizing dispositions like: critical consciousness, commitment, empathy, and compassion for self and others.
We do this by engaging teachers in experiential learning opportunities where they cultivate increased self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and self-compassion through processing their current stressors or problems as the "portal" to deeper self, situational, and another awareness.
Provide teachers with tools, 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.
Cultivate the habits of mind and humanizing dispositions to remain calm in chaotic teaching moments, see student behavior through the lens of compassion and curiosity, and leverage stress as opportunities for greater insight and critical consciousness.
Teach teachers how to strategically access their inner resources of calm, resilience, healing, and positivity for counteracting the onset and manifestation of burnout and emotional fatigue while increasing their innate capacity to actualize happiness, passion, and joy in their professional and personal lives.
Core Competencies Cultivated
There are (8) 30 minute modules in this 4 hour training course. This current offering is specifically targeted at meeting the mental, emotional, and social needs of our teachers during these times of toxic social stressors.
Contact Jen for a syllabus that includes detailed module objectives and learning outcomes:
Prioritizing Your Well-Being
The Power of Attention, Attitude, and Awareness
Mindfulness Focus: Breath & Body Awareness
Banishing Time Stress: The art of managing your energy and not your time
Mindfulness Focus: Mind Awareness
Taming the Toxic Stress Impact: Learning the Art of Metabolizing Stress
Mindfulness Focus: Perceptual Awareness
Compassionate Teachers ~ Calm and Centered Students
Mindfulness Focus: Mind Awareness
Trauma & Teaching: Transforming Teacher Stress into Strength
Mindfulness Focus: Emotions & Interpersonal Mindfulness
Teacher Restoration AS Social Justice Work
Mindfulness Focus: Intra-personal Mindfulness & Body Awareness
Establishing Your Well-Being Manifesto-- Creating a plan to enact your well-being habits the whole year through!
Mindfulness Focus: Body, Mind, and Emotional Awareness
Each 30 minute training module engages the intellect, calms the mind, and restores balance to the body.
10 minute training video
5 minute guided audio meditation
10 minute guided gentle yoga practice
5 minute guided "put into your practice" reflection activity
Supplemental Materials Included:
Related articles for additional reading,
Additional "Invitations to Practice" to extend core concepts and mindfulness practices in the classroom and at home.