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.

Thrive Thursdays (Early): Start with the Heart

These sessions, each focusing on a specific grade band, will introduce Start With the Heart, a free curriculum to support well-being. Learners will explore the body’s stress response, the role of the brain and nervous system, neuroplasticity, brain anatomy, self-regulation, developing a growth mindset to support resiliency, reflecting on habits, and how their own well-being exists in relationship with the well-being of their communities. Sept. 21: High School, Sept. 28: Middle School, Oct. 5: Elementary (3-5), Oct. 12: Early Childhood (PreK-2)

Thrive Thursdays (Later): Start with the Heart

These sessions, each focusing on a specific grade band, will introduce Start With the Heart, a free curriculum to support well-being. Learners will explore the body’s stress response, the role of the brain and nervous system, neuroplasticity, brain anatomy, self-regulation, developing a growth mindset to support resiliency, reflecting on habits, and how their own well-being exists in relationship with the well-being of their communities. Sept. 21: High School, Sept. 28: Middle School, Oct. 5: Elementary (3-5), Oct. 12: Early Childhood (PreK-2)

Thrive Thursdays: Breathe, Move, & Rest to Kick Off the School Year

In these 30-minute sessions (divided by grade band), we will review our free resources and explain how building intentional student-facing routines through Breathe, Move, and Rest early in the school year can set the tone for the day, encourage co-regulation, support learner well-being, and build a sense of belonging in the classroom. July 27: Higher Education, Aug. 3: Middle and High, Aug. 10: Elementary, Aug. 17: Early Childhood.

FLOURISH: A K-5 Curriculum from UVA’s Compassionate Schools Project

This foundational one-hour session will allow participants to gain access to the new Flourish curriculum from the University of Virginia’s Compassionate Schools Project. Dr. Alexis Harris and Dr. Tish Jennings will introduce elementary educators to the new curriculum, which will equip educators to integrate compassion and core social and emotional competencies into the classroom. The curriculum is designed for grade bands K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.

Stress Management PLC for Educators (4 PM / 7 PM)

This professional learning community will provide an experiential and relational approach to stress management that aims to explore educator well-being over six 30-minute sessions. Join us for a practical exploration of stress management that encompasses a positive psychology lens to tools that query our individual awareness, perception, and thoughts by identifying, shifting, and applying strategies that influence behavioral outcomes.

Virtual Field Trip: Curiosity Before Judgment | Meet the Filmmaker

Join us with your class (all grade levels welcomed) for a 30-minute, webinar-style virtual field trip with Abhi Nangia of Better World Ed! Better World Ed is a nonprofit creating authentic stories to reweave community, humanize learning, and teach curiosity before judgment about self, others, and our world. We will share a short, wordless video, followed by questions from lesson plans to get classrooms wondering and engaging. “Meet the filmmaker,” ask questions, and learn more about the mission of Better World Ed.

Virtual Field Trip Series: Curiosity Before Judgment | Meet the Filmmaker

Join us with your class for a series of three 30-minute, webinar-style virtual field trips with Abhi Nangia of Better World Ed! Better World Ed is a nonprofit creating authentic stories to reweave community, humanize learning, and teach curiosity before judgment about self, others, and our world. During each field trip, we will share a short, wordless video, followed by questions from lesson plans to get classrooms wondering and engaging. “Meet the filmmaker,” ask questions, and learn more about the mission of Better World Ed.

Stress Management PLC for Educators (Wednesdays)

This professional learning community will provide an experiential and relational approach to stress management that aims to explore educator well-being. Join us for a practical exploration of stress management that encompasses a positive psychology lens to tools that query our individual awareness, perception, and thoughts by identifying, shifting, and applying strategies that influence behavioral outcomes.

Stress Management PLC for Educators (Mondays)

This professional learning community will provide an experiential and relational approach to stress management that aims to explore educator well-being. Join us for a practical exploration of stress management that encompasses a positive psychology lens to tools that query our individual awareness, perception, and thoughts by identifying, shifting, and applying strategies that influence behavioral outcomes.

Supporting a Fail Forward Culture with SEL (Secondary)

For 6-12 Administrators & Educators – A “fail forward” culture is part of a whole child approach to addressing the achievement gap. Somewhere along the way, both educators and students become fearful of failing and trying again. Students struggle to engage a growth mindset and become locked into self-fulfilling prophecies of achievement. Explore how we can mitigate these effects through SEL.

Supporting Student Agency & Voice (Secondary)

For 6-12 Administrators & Educators – Amid uncertainty and disruption, how might we use this moment to elevate student voice and choice to help students make purposeful transitions and choices? We start by identifying unique ways in which they already have power and agency and elevating these opportunities in their school lives.

May 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.

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.

April 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.

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.