For Educators

We provide professional development and self-care strategies via adult Brain Breaks, trainings and webinars. We also offer ongoing support for our partner districts and organizations. Continuing ed unit opportunities available.

For Students

We provide a range of free classroom resources that include learner Brain Breaks, health & wellness curricula, and Virtual PE. Our mission is to promote social, emotional, and academic development for all learners.

Culture of Care, 4-Day Series July

Delaware Department of Education, in collaboration with Pure Edge, Inc., will host a four-part Culture of Care institute for educators and leaders. The Culture of Care training prepares educators to deliver breathing, mindful movement, and relaxation exercises in the classroom and to train colleagues to do the same. Participants in the training will learn and be able to communicate how this approach promotes social-emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom. In this virtual setting, each session includes a self-care practice for participants and time for Q&A and practical implementation strategies. The sessions are highly interactive and participants will practice teaching the exercises with colleagues. Participants will become familiar with the Pure Edge online resource library to support establishing a Culture of Care at their school site.

Building a Mindful Meditation Practice, 4-Day Series

Establishing a daily meditation practice does not have to be a struggle. We will start a little at a time in order to help build a sustainable practice. The most important thing to do is to just show up and start. Taking this attitude can help motivate you and provide the inspiration needed to carry your seated meditation practice forward. Practice can be done seated in a chair or on a cushion or on a pile of folded blankets, on the floor.

Using Our Online Resources to Implement with Students

How do I access the online resources? Where do I need to go to get the Brain Breaks that we just learned? How can I bring what I just learned into the schedule of the school day with my students, whether virtually or when we return to in-person classes? Let’s answer these questions and more to help the ongoing transitions happening at your school, district, and community-at-large. There will be 20-25 minutes of short user-friendly content and a 10-15 minute Q&A.

Well-Being Wednesdays in March

This Well-Being Wednesday series will offer experiential mindfulness-based sessions designed to support the well-being of school-based personnel as they continue to provide essential services to our community each day. Each session is 30 minutes. Please wear clothing suitable for light exercise. All live sessions will have ASL interpretation.

Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday is a 30-minute, experiential mindfulness-based session designed to support the well-being of school-based personnel as they continue to provide essential services to our community each day. Please wear clothing suitable for light exercise.

Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday is a 30-minute, experiential mindfulness-based session designed to support the well-being of school-based personnel as they continue to provide essential services to our community each day. Please wear clothing suitable for light exercise.

Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday is a 30-minute, experiential mindfulness-based session designed to support the well-being of school-based personnel as they continue to provide essential services to our community each day. Please wear clothing suitable for light exercise.

 

 

#TeacherTuesday – Book Club with Dr. Tish Jennings

#TeacherTuesday Book Club with Dr. Tish Jennings

Join Dr. Jennings for this three-day series, as she takes us through her new book Teacher Burnout Turnaround Strategies for Empowered Educators. All sessions will be closed-captioned.

January 12 – Part I – Addressing Teacher Stress and Burnout 
January 19 – Part II – Preparing for Transformative Change 
January 26 – Part III – Empowering Teachers

Virtual Field Trip to Support SEL in the Classroom – MS & HS

Educators and students, join us for an interactive virtual field trip to start off the new year. Together we will practice strategies to support SEL initiatives in the classroom focusing on Self-Awareness. To access the field trip, teachers sign up via this Zoom link and then you’ll share your screen with your students. This is a 30 minute session with closed captioning.

Culture of Care Summer Institute II

Please join us Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for a 12-session series. We know that balancing the needs of online instruction and planning for a return in the fall is challenging. This series will help you build knowledge to integrate self-care and social-emotional learning skills into your online and in-person classes. Every session is free and live.

7/27 Session 1: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) & Self-Care 
7/29 Session 2: Respond vs. React: Superpowers  
7/31 Session 3: Stress & Allostatic Load 
8/3 Session 4: The Neuroscience of Stress, Part 1
8/5 Session 5: The Neuroscience of Stress, Part 2 
8/7 Session 6: Neuroplasticity  
8/10 Session 7: Creating Healthy Habits 
8/12 Session 8: Taking in the Good 
8/14 Session 9: Six Critical Healing Factors  
8/17 Session 10: Building Belonging – Emotion & Cognition  
8/19 Session 11: Brain Breaks Implementation  
8/21 Session 12: Culture of Care Implementation 

Train the Trainer to Integrate a Culture of Care

We know that dozens of guidance documents call for focusing on educator and student well-being. So we are hosting a free series, Train the Trainer, for any and all educators. In this 4-part interactive series, participants will learn how to use our turn-key decks to support educators in their schools or districts.

Educator Self-Care & Social Emotional Learning

These interactive sessions are designed to support the integration of caring for yourself, the educator, while supporting the social and emotional learning (SEL) initiatives for your students. Participants will apply focused awareness of each of the 5 SEL competencies during each session. We will explore safe and supportive relationships, strengthening co-regulation with others, and building interaction skills that support social competence and academic success in practical context with SEL. (5 Sessions)
Session 1: ESC & Self-Awareness 
Session 2: ESC & Self-Management 

Session 3: ESC & Social Awareness
Session 4: ESC & Relationship Skills

Session 5: ESC & Responsible Decision Making 
 

Integrating the Pure Power Neuroscience Unit

In this interactive session, we will plan and develop routines to support your well-being and that of your learners. In this interactive session, educators will develop an understanding of how to integrate A Peek Inside the Amazing Brain (PreK-5) and The Neuroscience of Stress (6-12) through the first four weeks of school.

Culture of Care Webinar Series

We know that balancing the needs of online instruction and planning for a return in the fall is challenging. We have planned this series to help you build knowledge, self-care, and social-emotional learning skills into your online and in-person classes.

Session 1: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) & Self-Care  
Session 2: Respond vs. React: Super Powers 
Session 3: Stress & Allostatic Load ]
Session 4: The Neuroscience of Stress, Part 1 
Session 5: The Neuroscience of Stress, Part 2  
Session 6: Neuroplasticity ]
Session 7: Creating Healthy Habits 
Session 8: Taking in the Good 
Session 9: Six Critical Healing Factors  
Session 10: Building Belonging – Emotion & Cognition
Session 11: Brain Breaks Implementation 
Session 12: Culture of Care Implementation

Heart, Mind & Body Series: Providing Equitable Access for Student Support via Tele-Services

(ASL Interpreter / Side by Side screen available for all participants) * Join a panel of Student Support Services experts: Chandrai Jackson-Saunders, NASP School Psychologist of the Year 2020; Joseph Batiano, RI School Counselor of the Year 2018; & Rachel Webb, School Social Worker Sacramento City USD; facilitated by Chi Kim.  These incredible educators will engage in an important discussion regarding student support services and providing equitable access via tele-service. Learn some of their thoughtful techniques used to provide student support services during this time of physical distancing. They will also share some of the roses and thorns that virtual school has posed as well as share what they foresee as critical needs as schools plan to re-open in the fall.

Heart, Mind & Body: Conversation and Live Meditation with the Women of Headspace

Chi Kim welcomes Alice Nathoo & Evelyn Lewis for a conversation & live meditation.

Meet Alice Nathoo & Evelyn (Eve) Lewis, the incredible women of Headspace! Alice leads Headspace Brand Experiences and Social Impact, which through the Headspace for Education program offers free access to all K-12 teachers across the US, UK, Australia and Canada. Eve is the Content Director within Headspace for Work, creating new content, inspiring strategy and teaching members about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness. In 2019, Eve became the female voice behind the guided meditations. She is also a Brand Ambassador for Headspace and is a trained mindfulness meditation teacher.