Educators like you
Why focus on educator well-being? In a recent study of nearly 8,000 educators across the US, when asked “How do you feel each day at school?” the top three emotions reported were frustration, stress, and feeling overwhelmed. When asked how they want to feel at school each day, educators wrote in their own words: joyful, happy, excited, appreciated, supported, and energized.
Join Forum today and allow yourself 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. When you focus on your own social and emotional well-being, your capacity to encourage and support your students' growth and development expands exponentially.
A peer-to-Peer mindful learning community
Imagine having space and time with a trusted small group of fellow educators who are experiencing similar challenges every day. Forum supports:
Self-Care & Resilience
Connection & Support
Social and Emotional Development
THE FORUM EXPERIENCE
Groups of 8 meet online in structured dialogue on a state-of-the-art social learning platform
Confidentiality, absence of judgment, and deep listening allow for life-changing attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions.
2 Hours 12 Sessions
2 hours, every three weeks, for 12 sessions
By working with others, new insights, breakthroughs, and ways of being are established as life long habits.
LeveRAGING SCIENCE FOR WELL-BEING
Drawing on neuroscience and the latest research in health and well- being, each Forum is designed to optimize learning and personal growth.
TOOLS FOR THE SCHOOL/CLASSROOM
Strategies used in Forum serve as the foundation for developing students' social and emotional competencies.
CEU CREDIT AND/OR FORUM FOR FREE
Continuing education credit (CEU's) available through Dominican University of California. Inquire with your school or district to determine if professional development funds are available. We send receipts for reimbursement.
Elementary School Vice Principal
The idea of connecting with other people and to realize that I am not alone in this. Other people experience this from all over the world. It takes you out of that siloed feeling and puts you into we are in this together.
High School, Math Teacher
To have a platform where I can talk about some of the struggles and challenges as well as joys that I'm having and get feedback from other educators
Middle School, Humanities Teacher
I feel much more connected to the people I'm working with. I've gained insight about my role here.
WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER, PRACTICE, AND DEEPEN IN FORUM:
Questions of Purpose, Potential and Meaning
Connect with your true purpose, unleash your unique potential, and find meaning in your work.
Proactively adapt to stress and emotions, control unproductive responses to challenges, and use intentions to increase a sense of satisfaction and meaning.
Adopt practices that help you to communicate calmly and clearly, and build and expand healthy relationships.
Compassionate Curiosity for self and others
Expand your capacity for empathy, generosity, humility, and the ability to understand and capitalize on diverse perspectives.
Positive personal narratives
Shift your beliefs so that more is possible, with greater ease.
Become more fully present, less anxious, resilient, and more conscious of how you want to be in the world.
The following 9 topics are covered in Forum:
1. Develop Mindful Awareness
2. Uncover Your Unique Potential
3. Explore the Power of Your Beliefs (And Impact on Thinking, Behaviors and Emotions)
4. Practice Authentic Curiosity
5. Master Self-Regulation
6. Ignite Compassion by Exploring Diverse Perspectives
7. Create, Manage and Expand Healthy Relationships
8. Live Into Your Purpose
9. Foster Daily Resilience and Gratitude
Forums convene for 2 hours every 3 weeks over the school year. Choose the day and time that best fits your schedule.
IF YOU SIGN UP BY JULY 1, 2019
IF YOU SIGN UP BY AUGUST 1, 2019
(Register and submit for reimbursement)