Educator Self-Care & Social-Emotional Learning (Wednesday Series)

Join us for an experiential session 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 a practical context with SEL. This 45-minute session will be offered each Wednesday through November 18th.

Sept. 23: [Video] [PDF]  Sept. 30: [Video] [PDF]  Oct. 7: [Video] [PDF]
Oct. 14: [Video] [PDF]  Oct. 21: [Video] [PDF]  Oct. 28: [Video] [PDF]
Nov. 4: [Video] [PDF]  Nov. 11: [Video] [PDF]  Nov. 18: [Video] [PDF]

Neuroscience of Stress & the Reciprocity of Self-Care

In this 60-minute, interactive RIDE-sponsored session, learn about the neuroscience of stress and the critical healing factors. Participants will engage in strategies to support the reciprocity of wellbeing, having an awareness of stressors, and the effect on the body and nervous system. They will understand the neuroscience behind why simple breathe, move, and rest strategies are effective tools for stress management and self-regulation to build resilience.

Self-Care & Social-Emotional Learning Series

Educators, caregivers, and community members: Join us for this 5-session series of live, interactive webinars that will focus on your self-care through the lens of CASEL’s five SEL competencies.

10/1:   Self-Care & Self-Awareness [Video] [PDF]
10/8:   Self-Care & Self-Management [Video] [PDF]
10/15: Self-Care & Social Awareness [Video] [PDF]
10/22: Self-Care & Relationship Skills [Video] [PDF]
10/29: Self-Care & Responsible Decision Making [Video] [PDF]

Culture of Care Institute

This four-part Culture of Care training prepares educators to deliver breathing, mindful movement, and relaxation exercises. 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, as well as time for Q & A and practical implementation strategies. Participants will become familiar with the Pure Edge online resource library to support establishing a Culture of Care at their school site.
9/22: Session 1  [PDF]  [Video]   9/24: Session 2  [PDF]  [Video]
9/29: Session 3  [PDF]  [Video]   10/1: Session 4  [PDF]  [Video]

Mindful Mondays

This Mindful Monday series, geared towards mental health providers (MHPs), will offer experiential mindfulness-based sessions designed to support the well-being of school-based MHPs as they continue to provide essential services to our community each day.

9/14: Session 1  [PDF]   9/21: Session 2  [PDF] [Video]   9/28: Session 3  [PDF] [Video]

Educator Self-Care & Social-Emotional Learning

Join us for this 5-session series of live, interactive webinars that will focus on your self-care through the lens of CASEL’s five SEL competencies.

9/14: Educator Self-Care & Self-Awareness  [Video] [PDF]
9/15: Educator Self-Care & Self-Management  [Video] [PDF]
9/16: Educator Self-Care & Social Awareness  [Video] [PDF]
9/17: Educator Self-Care & Relationship Skills  [Video] [PDF]
9/18: Educator Self-Care & Responsible Decision Making  [Video] [PDF]

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.
8/31: Educator Self-Care & Self-Awareness  [Video] [PDF]
9/1: Educator Self-Care & Self-Management  [Video] [PDF]
9/2: Educator Self-Care & Social Awareness  [Video] [PDF]
9/3: Educator Self-Care & Relationship Skills  [Video] [PDF]
9/4: Educator Self-Care & Responsible Decision Making  [Video] [PDF]

SEL Begins with Us: A Guide to Getting Started with Pure Edge Resources

As we recognize Self-Care Awareness Month, we highlight self-care as a foundational practice, rather than simply a single activity or special day, week, or month. Relationships are reciprocal, and so is self-care. When educators and learners share these practices, they begin to build a culture of care, together.

Social-Emotional Learning Begins with You

We want to make it as simple as possible for you to invest in your wellbeing and that of the learners you serve, so we’ve put together a quick guide for getting started. First, sign up for a  free curriculum account.

Start Small and Build

Neuroscience of Stress & Educator Self-Care webinar

— Explore the neuroscience of stress and its impact on the body, and practice simple strategies to develop resilience.

Brain Breaks Video Library

— Video demonstrations of Breathe, Move, and Rest Brain Breaks

Resources – Brain Breaks

— Brain Breaks manual – written instructions for each strategy

— Implementation guide – suggestions and tips for implementing Brain Breaks in the classroom, once you feel comfortable practicing them yourself

Let’s Get Moving

Virtual PE Classes

— Video lessons to guide you through Mindful Movement sequences

Pure PE

— Offers a Mindful Movement manual for delivery in the physical education setting at grade levels K-5 and 6-12

— Helps build strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, focus, and relaxation

— Mindful Movement sequence includes the three main elements of breathe, move, and rest

— Sequences easily integrated into an existing physical education program

Ready for a Mini-Unit for Your Classroom?

Curriculum – Peek Inside the Amazing Brain

— Neuroscience mini-unit, requested by educators as a stand-alone option

— Presents 8 lessons that include content and an introductory sequence of postures designed for the classroom setting

Building the Superpowers

Pure Power Curriculum

— 5 units for each grade level

— K-2 & 3-5: Power to Be Calm, Power to Tame Your Temper, Power to Laser Focus, Power to Grow & Stretch, Power to Lead with Kindness

— 6-2: Power to Shine, Power of Mindfulness, Power of Brain-Body Connection, Power of a Balanced Life, Toolkit for a Balanced Life

— Also included for K-2 & 3-5: Health & wellness session plans, resource booklets, reflection journals, visual aids