Classroom Workshop Series

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Provide your teachers with a toolkit

to meet the social and emotional needs of students and build a classroom environment where every student has the opportunity to learn.

Workshops can stand alone, or be combined for a half-day or full-day development experience.

Mindfulness Practices for the Classroom: Regulating Emotions and Enhancing Focus

1-2 hour workshop or a half-day training

Participants will:

  • Practice easy-to-implement mindfulness tools for the classroom

  • Create a plan for implementing these tools into work with students

Description: Research shows that mindfulness practice improves stress resilience, strengthens concentration, and builds connection. However, in the busyness of day-to-day teaching and leaning, it’s hard to remember to slow down, reflect, and incorporate meaningful silence. How can we build quick and easy practices into the day that will support this crucial skill for students, and give teachers time to pause as well? Learn tools for teaching mindfulness to students, and implementing it into your classroom routine.

 

Avoiding Escalation, Increasing Learning: Emotion Regulation Tools in the Classroom,

1-2 hour workshop or a half-day training

Participants will:

  • Learn research-based best practices for emotion regulation in the classroom

  • Create a toolbox of emotion regulation resources to implement with students

Description: When students are dysregulated, they are less able to learn. They are also more likely to disrupt the learning of others. Conversely, strong emotion regulation skills are correlated with success in the classroom, and in life. How can we help students to build this crucial, life-long skill? Learn the science of emotion regulation, and the gain tools to help you bring this critical skill to students’ lives.

 

Overcoming Isolation: Creating a Sense of Belonging in the Classroom

1-2 hour workshop or a half day training

Participants will:

  • Explore the research on belonging and the obstacles that inhibit it

  • Learn strategies for overcoming these obstacles through group practices and protocols

Description: A classroom is a community—and one in which students spend much of their waking life. Whether that classroom environment cultivates belonging, or reinforces isolation, is therefore a strong determiner of social, emotional and physical health for students. Ultimately, it has an impact in whether students are willing and able to learn. Gain tools to create belonging in classroom communities— despite obstacles we may face along the way.

 

Building Classroom and School Communities Through Psychological Safety

2 hour workshop or a half-day training

Participants will…

  • Learn how psychological safety affects a group’s ability to cooperate and grow together

  • Build a toolkit for creating groups that are growth-oriented, creative, and cooperative  

Description: Teachers and school leaders hold the key to building communities that can grow together. Through the norms they establish and the behaviors they model, they send the message of whether its safe to be honest. This single factor determines whether groups are able to work together effectively and grow—or whether they will isolate and become risk averse. Build your toolkit for creating group safety, unlocking the potential for learning and teamwork in your classroom or school.

 

The Value of Listening: A Crucial Key to Effective Communication for Teachers, and Students

2 hour workshop or a half-day training

Participants will…

  • Learn to avoid acting out the myths that keep us from being present for others

  • Build listening skills that will improve personal and professional communication

Description: We spend 70-80% of our waking time communicating, and listening is the communication skill we use the most. However, when communication is taught in schools, we mostly focused on speaking. Good listening skills help us learn, gain perspective, and be more effective collaborators. Learn about the crucial skill of listening, and how we can teach this skill to students.