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.

Culture of Care Institute

This four-part Culture of Care training prepares educators to deliver breathing, mindful movement, and relaxation exercises. 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, as well as time for Q & A and practical implementation strategies. Participants will become familiar with the Pure Edge online resource library to support establishing a Culture of Care at their school site.
9/22: Session 1  [PDF]  [Video]   9/24: Session 2  [PDF]  [Video]
9/29: Session 3  [PDF]  [Video]   10/1: Session 4  [PDF]  [Video]

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.
8/31: Educator Self-Care & Self-Awareness  [Video]  [PDF]
9/1: Educator Self-Care & Self-Management  [Video]  [PDF]
9/2: Educator Self-Care & Social Awareness  [Video]  [PDF]
9/3: Educator Self-Care & Relationship Skills  [Video]  [PDF]
9/4: Educator Self-Care & Responsible Decision Making  [Video]  [PDF]

15-Day Self-Care Challenge

Join Gill McClean as we launch our Pure Community 15-Day Self-Care Challenge! The first 50 participants who complete all 15 days of self-care will receive a copy of the book Permission to Feel by Dr. Marc Brackett. We don’t want you to forget about you! We will engage in 5 simple strategies every day to help us build habits in community: Breathe, Move, Rest, Journaling & Attitude of Gratitude.

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