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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,
“I am glad I had the opportunity to take this training. I found myself over-working and this program helped me to prioritize my work and have agency in seeking balance. I felt like someone else at school than I did at home. The yoga and meditation helped me to center myself and connect to myself. The training helped me to learn how not to take on other people’s feelings. I learned so much about myself though this training. After this training, doing my job felt more effortless. I like doing my job now. This training has taught me how to come back to myself. I want to do it again! Each module was meaningful for what I was going through. I want everyone to do it!” (1st year teacher)
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8 Module Topics
The Present Teacher Restoration ProjectTM 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 customized practices in the "Put Into Practice" PDFs in your teaching and personal life.
When you access the training platform, you will see all 8 modules (and all the content per module) appear.
The curriculum is designed to be engaged in the sequence the modules are listed. However, you are free to move around the different topics in any order you choose. While they are designed to flow from module 1 - module 8, each module can also stand alone.
The training will be available to you until June 30, 2023
Prioritizing Your Well-Being
Banishing Time Stress
The art of managing energy and not time
Taming the Toxic Stress Impact
Learning the art of metabolizing stress through the teacher well-being cycle
Compassion for self begets compassion for students
Stoking positivity, hope, and happiness in education
Trauma & Teaching
Transforming teacher stress into mental and emotional strength
Teacher Restoration AS Social Justice
Self-love as the cornerstone of social justice
Establishing Your Well-Being Manifesto
Creating a sustainable well-being practice