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.

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!!

Minneapolis Public School Educator

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.

Minneapolis Public School Educator

Blue Water

I loved going through the PTRP modules!

The PTRP modules affirms everything we feel in a day, week, and year. 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.

1st Grade Teacher

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. 

Elementary Teacher

Experiential Learning

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. 

Outcomes

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

Course Modules 

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:

Module 1

Prioritizing Your Well-Being

The Power of Attention, Attitude, and Awareness 

Mindfulness Focus: Breath & Body Awareness

Module 2

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

Module 3

Mindfulness Focus: Perceptual Awareness 

Compassionate Teachers ~ Calm and Centered Students

Module 4

Mindfulness Focus: Mind Awareness

Module 5

Teacher Joy!

Trauma & Teaching: Transforming Teacher Stress into Strength 

             Mindfulness Focus: Breath Awareness

Module 6

Mindfulness Focus: Emotions & Interpersonal Mindfulness

Teacher Restoration AS Social Justice Work

Module 7

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!

Module 8

Mindfulness Focus: Body, Mind, and Emotional Awareness

Module Components

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.

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Interested in bringing The Present Teacher Restoration Project to educators in your building or district?

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