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.

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.

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.

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.

New Jersey Series for Educator Well-Being

Part 1: The Neuroscience of Stress & Educator Self-Care 
This one-hour, interactive session will explore the neuroscience of stress and its impact on the body. We will share how to develop resilience through the practice of simple strategies.

Part 2: Self-Care & SEL  
This one-hour, interactive session integrates self-care and the social-emotional learning competencies of self-awareness and self-management for adults. We will continue to focus on developing resilience through the practice of simple strategies.

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. (5 Sessions)
Session 1: ESC & Self-Awareness 
Session 2: ESC & Self-Management 

Session 3: ESC & Social Awareness
Session 4: ESC & Relationship Skills

Session 5: ESC & Responsible Decision Making 
 

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.