through FORUM, WE COME TOGETHER as a community of educators TO connect and EXCHANGE IDEAS that lead to the development of a comprehensive well-being practice — grounded in today’s science of mindful social and emotional learning.
If you’ve sat through enough one-day PDs that didn’t do a thing to deepen your personal teaching capacities, much less restore and rejuvenate you as a teacher, and often left you feeling more exhausted than when you started… you’ve come to the right place. We’ve designed a sustainable experience for you, the teacher, to renew, rejuvenate, and rekindle your passionate spirit for becoming the best you that you can be, for yourself and for your students, every day of the week.
Forum creates the space and time to cultivate your natural capacity for authentic well-being.
The Forum experience
Live, state-of-the-art social-learning platform
Groups of 8 meet online in structured dialogue
2 Hours, every three weeks, for 12 sessions
instructional content, Peer-to-peer Coaching & support
Well-being, s0cial-emotional & mindfulness skills
things you will discover, practice, and master in forum
Science of Mindful Awareness
Mindful Listening and Speaking
Identity, Equity, and Inclusion
Stress and Resilience
Conscious Classroom Management
Social and Emotional Capacities
Neuroscience & Psychology basics
Trauma informed practices
Mindful Conflict Resolution
setting healthy boundaries
A PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING COMMUNITY
forum is a unique learning experience where you join with peers to learn well-being practices that help you tackle real-world issues.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Every Forum consists of a community of 8 fellow educators, including a peer facilitator. At each community gathering this small, intimate group identifies specific, real challenges faced in everyday teaching.
The community looks at the challenge through the lens of well-being, and in each session learns a specific method, tool, or aspect of a well-being practice that can be invoked in like challenges to maintain a sense of well being (despite the challenge).
By the end of the Forum you have discussed, worked on, and solved real challenges, while simultaneously mastering the tools and practices of well-being that you can integrate in your life and classroom over the long run.
Every forum is based on a consistent and repeatable methodology that creates a safe, inviting space to be mindful, reflect, explore and inquire, and integrate what you’ve learned back into your life, and classroom.
You can join the community from the comfort of your own home utilizing our innovative technology platform. It enables you to connect with the same Forum participants for the duration of your course period, no matter where you are, in an intimate shared space perfect for the development of a powerful well-being practices.
a perfect space
for inner work
AT FORUM WE DESIGN PEAK LEARNING EXPERIENCES BY CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU FEEL SAFE TO DO THE INNER WORK NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE authentic WELL-BEING.
SAFE SPACE. You get to let your guard down and tell it like it really is. No judgement, just unadulterated support.
VIBRANT, COMMUNITY OF BELONGING AND COMPASSION. In Forum, you work it out alongside fellow colleagues that share a sense of compassion, belonging, and unique perspectives on well-being in a teaching environment.
VULNERABILITY. You get to be your most honest authentic self and really dig into the inner work that can make a life-changing difference in how you perceive and act in the world.
COLLECTIVE GENIUS. By working with others, you see new insights, have breakthroughs, and put into practice well-being tools developed by some of the foremost experts in well-being.
THE GIFT OF TIME. You give yourself the gift of time to focus on no one but you, because you deserve to be the best you that you can be.
SCIENCE. The well-being practice you develop is based in the very best, and latest science of well being, drawing upon some of the world’s best experts, and latest research.
Is FORUM for me?
TEACHING IS TOUGH. IT REQUIRES YOU TO BE IN A CONSTANT STATE OF GIVING. THIS STATE OF CONSTANT GIVING CAN BECOME PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY DEPLETING, LEAVING YOU FEELING UNSEEN AND UNGRATIFIED. FORUM CAN HELP!
Do these feelings resonate with you?
I feel detached from the original passion I felt for teaching.
I feel like things happen to me, versus me making things happen.
I feel emotionally exhausted, and unable to be fully present with my young people the way I would like to be.
I feel powerless, or ineffective, because I’m not socially or emotionally ready to face the situations I face.
I feel often like a victim of schedules and tests, rather than a person empowered to make a difference in a young person’s life.
I feel like I want to be a better person and teacher, but don’t have a safe environment to do undertake the necessary growth.
The Forum experience can help you reclaim the teacher you want to be—happy, motivated, with an inner calm ready to teach positively every day. Come learn how to get your inner fire back so you can do the most wondrous work on the planet.
Do you want to be the very best you?
WHAT YOU’LL GET AS YOU DEVELOP YOUR WELL-BEING PRACTICE IN FORUM:
RENEWAL AND SELF CARE. As a teacher you deserve to know how to embrace the very best of self care and renewal practices so that you feel energized, calm, and ready to give your best self each day.
EMPOWERING SELF-MANAGEMENT DISPOSITIONS. You’ll master dispositions that enable you to feel fully empowered to self-direct your own happiness and pro-actively adapt to stress, reduce feelings of pressure and control unproductive responses to challenges.
MORE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS. You’ll adopt practices that help you communicate clearly, listen with curiosity, negotiate conflict constructively, and find and offer authentic help when the circumstances call for it, so that you can foster and embrace positive, growth-oriented relationships.
GROWTH IN YOUR INTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL AND SELF EFFICACY. Drawing upon your personal interests, strengths—as well as awareness of your inhibitions and past experiences—you’ll learn to seize personally meaningful insights and connections to imagine new possibilities, shape opportunities to fit your interests, expand your sense of efficacy, and feel more in control and confident in your own destiny.
PRODUCTIVE BELIEF SYSTEMS. How you interpret and make sense of events, and the beliefs you ascribe to them, impacts your ability to take action. Negative beliefs create anxiety and a sense of powerlessness, while empowering beliefs enable you to make choice, move forward, and return to optimism. You’ll learn to positively shape your beliefs systems so that more is possible, with greater ease.
DEEPER MINDFULNESS. You’ll learn to be more fully present in the moment, so you can be undistracted and powerful in the now, rather than distracted by the past, trapped in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened, or fretting about the future. Mindfulness makes us less anxious, reduces stress, and brings joy.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT. For a nominal additional fee you can apply and receive the continuing education credit you deserve it. Yes, your well-being counts. Continuing education here ensures you do great work out there. You are getting the best of mindful, social-emotional learning development, and the opportunity to apply for the credits that go with it.