Online Sessions to Emotionally Sustain and Support Educators

"Equipping educators with tools to sustain themselves in their difficult and often relentless work."

The Power of Pause 1: Wellbeing & Personal Sustainability (series)

☐ Leaders

☑ Educators

Goal: Equip educators and leaders with tools to manage and optimize stress, practice mindfulness, and sustain themselves in their difficult and often relentless work.

Session I (60 min; foundational)

  • Discover root causes of stress, conflict and disconnect in yourself
  • Optimize and manage stress
  • Practice mindfulness

Session II (60 min; advanced)

  • Develop emotional awareness, particularly in the classroom environment
  • Recognize opportunities to take action toward your personal and professional wellness and sustainability

The Power of Pause 2: Self Care (series)

☑ Leaders

☑ Educators

Goal: Provide tools to understand the root causes of stress, implement strategies to optimize stress and sustain themselves and their staff in their work, and to lead by example in inspiring self care and personal sustainability for their communities.

Session I (60 min; foundational)

  • Reflect on challenges and stressors
  • Identify root causes of stress
  • Explore strategies and techniques to manage stress
  • Set personal intentions for self care

Session II (60 min; advanced)

  • As leaders, identify ways we can model and strengthen self care for our staff and students
  • Create an action plan and accountability system in managing stress and practicing self care
  • Explore how to support students and families in identifying their personal self care strategies and finding ways to put them into practice

The Power of Pause 3: Reset and Recharge (series)

☑ Leaders

☑ Educators

Goal: Provide an opportunity to reset from the challenges and stressors present in the year, come together to reflect on lessons learned, identify areas of improvement, and create a plan to support one another to achieve goals.

Session I (60 min; foundational)

  • Reflect on the year so far – the successes, challenges, and failures amongst ourselves and our students
  • Identify areas of strength and a plan to continue to elevate those successes as we move forward
  • Reflect on how we did individually and as a community in achieving our goals

Session II (60 min; advanced)

  • Identify areas for growth and improvement and a plan for developing those deficits as we move forward
  • Set individual and community intentions for times of pause and reset
  • Create an action plan to achieve our collective goals as we move forward

Session III (60 min; advanced)

  • Align Move This World to your district’s Social Emotional Learning initiatives
  • Understand how Move This World’s SEL Program meets the diverse needs of students and provides ample opportunity for students to express their voice and explore their interests
  • Provide authentic opportunities for Social Emotional Learning across content areas and grade levels

“Once again, I have gained a reflective perspective about myself and how I respond to situations. With others being trained we will all begin to work together towards a common good.” Debra Washington, GT Teacher/ Bridges Site Coordinator Howard County Public Schools

“With Move This World‘s professional development, we are able to be truthful with ourselves and with one another. These truths allow us to address some much-needed struggles we all go through in a healthy way.” Madeline Scheffler, Teacher, new Bridges Elementary school, NYC

COVID-19: Processing and Reflecting (series)

☑ Leaders

☑ Educators

Goal: Provide educators an opportunity to reflect on their experience during the transition to remote teaching and learning, explore stress management strategies, and create an action plan for coping and navigating the stress and anxiety inherent in COVID-19.

Session I (60 min; foundational)

  • Reflect on your experience with COVID-19 and any challenges and stressors
  • Reflect on and share your transition and adjustment to remote teaching
  • Identify and release the general stress/anxiety caused by COVID-19
  • Explore strategies and techniques to manage stress
  • Set personal intentions for self care

Session II (60 min; advanced)

  • As leaders, identify ways we can model and strengthen self care for our staff and students
  • Create an action plan and accountability system in managing stress and practicing self care
  • Set coping strategies and intentions in managing stress and navigating anxiety related to COVID-19
  • Offer support to colleagues and students in building a connected, resilient culture where staff and students can thrive

Team and Community Building (series)

☑ Leaders

☑ Educators

Goal: Equip the school community with tools to improve communication, appreciate diverse perspectives, strengthen relationships, and to improve collaboration, internal support systems, and school culture. 

Session I (60 min; foundational)

  • Improve communication skills amongst staff
  • Support diverse perspectives
  • Identify others’ emotions and body language
  • Strengthen relationships for improved productivity

Session II (60 min; advanced)

  • Build core Social Emotional Competencies to manage stress or resolve conflict when it manifests
  • Discover root causes of stress, conflict and disconnect in yourself and your team
  • Improve school culture

Session III (60 min; advanced)

  • Identify areas for improving internal support systems
  • Recognize opportunities to take action
  • Create action plans for effective staff support
  • Define next steps for increased collaboration

Leading with Empathy and Personal Sustainability Series

☑ Leaders

☐ Educators

Goal: Equip leaders with tools to strengthen their personal emotional resilience and the emotional resilience of their teams, build a problem solving culture, and implement and sustain an environment for healthy conflict resolution, inspiration, and social and emotional wellness.

Session I (60 min; foundational)

  • Cultivate an environment for clear communication
  • Strengthen your personal emotional resilience
  • Strengthen the emotional resilience of your staff
  • Build a problem solving culture

Session II (60 min; advanced)

  • Implement strategies for conflict resolution
  • Lead effectively and inspire your team

Session III (60 min; advanced)

  • Use Move This World Social Emotional Learning exercises to support best practices and coaching with teachers as they practice their own SEL skills and strengthen SEL in their students
  • Effectively model the use of Move This World and its resources to cultivate social emotional wellness for all staff and students
  • Support teachers as they bring Move This World into their classrooms

Coming Together in the Face of Crisis: Moving Through Tragedy

☑ Leaders

☑ Educators

Goal: Provide school/building communities with space to reflect on challenges and ruptures in ourselves and communities and create a plan to allow us to move forward in supporting one another. 

Session I (60 min; foundational)

  • Reflect on challenges, struggles and ruptures in ourselves and our community
  • Share where we need individual and collective support
  • Identify offerings and contributions to others in our community
  • Create a positive action plan to allow us to move forward

Back to School (series)

☑ Leaders

☑ Educators

Goal: Equip school communities to manage the stress of the back to school period, reflect on lessons learned, and set intentions for the year ahead.

Session I (60 min)

  • Manage the stress and chaos that comes with back to school time
  • Reflect on the past school year – the successes, challenges, and failures
  • Identify lessons learned from the past school year and areas for focus
  • Share and connect on summer experiences to strengthen relationships and community

Session I (60 min)

  • Set personal intentions for how you want to feel, how you want to make your colleagues feel, and how you want your students to feel
  • Set collective community intentions for how you want to make each other feel, how you want your community to feel, and the culture and climate you’re cultivating
  • Create an action plan for community and culture building in the new year

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with Move This World.