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.

Start with the Heart: PreK-2

In this interactive session, PreK-2 educators will have access to Start with the Heart Curriculum and learn practical implementation strategies to embed SEL, breath, movement, and rest into the PreK-2 classroom.

March Mindfulness Meditation Series

“Most people are creatures of habit. When things go as planned, we feel in control. But when life throws a curveball, it can leave us feeling anxious and stressed.” -APA website, Oct 2021

Don’t let workplace stress derail your healthy routines. Whether just starting out or building upon our everyday routines for well-being, a mindfulness meditation practice can help us feel regulated and balanced as we continue to manage life’s stressors and changes. Join Anne Contreras for a four-part series of interactive sessions that center around 20-minute guided meditation practices in support of self-care.

Virtual Field Trips 6-8

Teachers, bring your students on a virtual field trip! In these 20-minute sessions, we will learn simple breathing, movement, and rest strategies to de-stress and have some fun along the way.

Mindfulness Series: Practice for the Holidays

The holiday season can bring up excitement, intensity, connection, uncertainty, responsiveness, and reactiveness. But mindfulness practice can help us feel regulated and balanced as we transition into the holidays and Winter Break. To help close out 2021 on a positive note, join Anne Contreras for a four-part series of interactive, 20-minute guided meditation practices in support of your own self-care.

Celebrating Practitioner-Scholarship, Part 1: Fighting the Good Fight – Narratives of the African American Principalship

Join Dr. Isaac C. Carrier and Dr. Aaron J. Griffen, the authors of Fighting the Good Fight: Narratives of the African American Principalship, for a webinar celebrating Practitioner-Scholarship. They will be joined by special guests, including Principal Kennard Branch of DC Public Schools’ Garfield Prep, as we launch a new Practitioner-Scholarship series. These incredible school principals and Practitioner-Scholars will explore the book’s major themes: the journey of the principalship, adverse African American experiences, social justice and equity, and success of the principalship.

Lead From Where You Are

“I’m just…” It’s a phrase we hear all the time. I’m just a teacher, I’m just an assistant principal, I’m just a tech director, I’m just a custodian. Identifying leadership traits in yourself changes your mindset when thinking about leading those around you. It’s our job to find those traits, focus our efforts on growth opportunities, and foster an environment where everyone has a chance to lead. This fast-paced and engaging guest session with superintendent and author Dr. Joe Sanfelippo will help you identify your own leadership traits and implement practical ways to increase your capacity to find them in others.

February Mindfulness Meditation Series

“Most people are creatures of habit. When things go as planned, we feel in control. But when life throws a curveball, it can leave us feeling anxious and stressed.” -APA website, Oct 2021

Don’t let workplace stress derail healthy routines. Whether just starting out or building upon our  everyday routines for well-being, a mindfulness meditation practice can help us feel regulated and balanced as we continue to settle into a new year. Join Anne Contreras for a four-part series of interactive sessions that center around 20-minute guided meditation practices in support of self-care.

Compassion & Adult SEL

How can administrators, along with faculty and staff, show compassion not only for our students, but for ourselves and each other? We know that administrators need and deserve support. We’re teaming up with Katie Barr and Tristan Love of Project Wayfinder’s new nonprofit, which provides high touch, high quality support to school communities in hard-to-reach areas of our country.

In this session, participants will:
-Learn about the research behind the benefits of self-compassion.
-Experience activities they can use to create a safe environment for educators to practice joy and compassion.
-Explore systems of support for educator social and emotional well-being.

 

Five-Day Leadership Institute: Integrating Culturally Responsive & Affirming Social-Emotional Leadership

Description: Join award-winning NYC school principal Dawn Brooks DeCosta, Ed.D. as she leads you through Culturally Responsible & Affirming Social-Emotional Leadership (CRASEL). This institute is appropriate for all leaders who are seeking to go beyond the definitional work of “trauma-informed” and “cultural-relevance”. In this 12-hour course over 5 days, participants will engage in the following units of study:

Day 1: Self Awareness, Self-Care and a Racial Reflection
Day 2: Using Research-Based Practices in CRSE and SEL
Day 3: Cultivating a CRASEL Team & Creating a Vision for Racial Equity 
Day 4: Social Justice and a Mindful School Culture
Day 5: Multidimensional Principal Performance Rubric & The Standards for Leadership Practice Crosswalk

Integrating Social, Emotional and Academic Success: A Comprehensive Approach Led by Dr. Victor Carrion, Stanford University

Are you planning for the full return to school and looking for ways to integrate a comprehensive approach to your SST (Student Success Team) process? Join the expert team from Stanford University who will share research, case study, and practical strategies for a plan that fits your school systems from Tier I, II, & III. Participants will learn how mindfulness, stress reduction, Cue Centered Therapy, and B2L aligns with school-based MTSS models.