Building a Mindful Meditation Practice, 5-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.

8/30 [Video]  8/31 [Video]  9/1 [Video]  9/2 [Video]  9/3 [Video]

Culture of Care, 4-Day Series in August

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.

8/3 [Video][PDF]  8/4 [Video][PDF]  8/5 [Video][PDF]  8/6 [Video][PDF]

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 [PDF] [Video]
Day 2: Using Research-Based Practices in CRSE and SEL [PDF] [Video]
Day 3: Cultivating a CRASEL Team & Creating a Vision for Racial Equity [PDF] [Video]
Day 4: Social Justice and a Mindful School Culture [PDF] [Video]
Day 5: Multidimensional Principal Performance Rubric & The Standards for Leadership Practice Crosswalk [PDF] [Video]

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.

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.

7/12 [Video][PDF]  7/13 [Video][PDF]  7/14 [Video][PDF]  7/15 [Video][PDF]

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.

7/6 [Video] [PDF]  7/7 [Video] [PDF]  7/8 [Video] [PDF]  7/9 [Video] [PDF]

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.

3/3 [Video] [PDF]  3/10 [Video] [PDF]  3/17 [Video] [PDF]  3/24 [Video] [PDF]  3/31 [Video] [PDF]