Planning for the Return: Building Student Agency

Join our two award-winning mindful educators who have successfully implemented mindfulness and well-being into their school programs. Meet the educators who continually build student agency though their creativity and dedication.  Learn how they have created virtual SEL sessions & mentored the team of NuYu!

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

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.

DE DOE Educator Self-Care Series: Learn, Live, and Share

This 4-week series designed for the Delaware Department of Education will involve 45 minutes of online instruction and a 15-minute weekly homework assignment using the Headspace app. The sessions are designed to move your personal practice to the next level. Participants will apply focused awareness to building safe and supportive relationships, strengthening co-regulation with others, and building interaction skills that support social competence and academic success.

Day 1 [Video] [PDF]   Day 2 [Video] [PDF]   Day 3 [Video] [PDF]   Day 4 [Video] [PDF]

Heart, Mind & Body Series: Learners & Leaders

In this special session highlighting Mental Health Awareness Month, meet an incredible group of CA & NJ high school student leaders who are focused on supporting mental health through service to others. Our panelists are students from Kearny High School in San Diego, CA, & NuYu Club leaders from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, NJ. These leaders are focusing on mindfulness & wellness strategies to promote the importance of mental health.

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.

Heart, Mind & Body: Saving Superman – Focusing on Educator Self-Care

Panelists Dr. Victor Carrion, Teri Lawler, Kennard Branch moderated by Chi Kim
Saving Superman – The Importance of Educator Self Care, Now More Than Ever. This session was selected by SXSW EDU on the SEL Track. Since the conference was canceled, we wanted to the bring this panel to you. Join panelists: Dr. Victor Carrion, Stanford Medicine, Teri Lawler, Delaware Department of Education, and Kennard Branch Principal of Garfield Prep Academy in DC Public Schools as they discuss how developing an evidence based integrated model of educator self care is critical for the care of our nation’s 55+ million learners. Hear from state and district leaders who are making this a priority.