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November 7, 2023
What’s Good for Students is Good for Us, Too
Learning and Training Opportunity
Professional Development
Our energy and mood can shift hourly, daily and weekly. What are some things we can do to keep energized, focused, motivated, and present in our classrooms? How do we garner genuine enthusiasm to show up each day being our best and encourage our students to be their best? Committing to wellness habits and mindful […]
kids and teacher in classroom
November 6, 2023
Trauma-Informed Learning Environments and Key Practices for All Classrooms
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
Trauma-informed learning environments have the potential to benefit all students, from those experiencing complex trauma to those experiencing struggles from typical child development. This learning session will begin with an overview of the impact of trauma on the learner and the learning environment, followed by introduction to and practical application of core trauma-informed skills. Learning […]
peer support circle
November 4, 2023
LivingWorks SafeTALK
Learning and Training Opportunity
Professional Development
LivingWorks safeTALK (safeTALK) prepares people to be more alert to suicide and to help persons with thoughts of suicide make safe connections. The intervention goal is that persons with thoughts of suicide connect with someone who will help them keep safe from suicide and access further support. Learning Goals: 1. Describe the role of an […]
Kids gardening
November 2, 2023
Growing Kids By Growing Plants: Horticultural Therapy and the Benefits of Environmental Learning on Youth Mental Health
Learning and Training Opportunity
Professional Development
This learning session will introduce you to the basics of horticultural therapy, and approaches/strategies that can be incorporated within the school environment and beyond. We will discuss the benefits of this therapeutic approach, and share practical tips for embedding this approach into your existing work. We’ll present information and case studies from our youth-led urban […]
kids in classroom
November 1, 2023
Understanding Poverty & Stress in K-12 Students
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
This introductory session will cover foundational information regarding the scope and depth of poverty in our schools. We will consider the relationship between poverty and stress as well as implications for students and communities. We will conclude with a discussion of how we can support students who are experiencing poverty and related stressors. Learning goals:
kids in classroom
October 30, 2023
Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom
Learning and Training Opportunity
PreK-12
Professional Development
This presentation will walk participants through five, research-tested mindfulness practices to use with secondary students including Check-In, Breath Work, Movement, Guided Mindfulness Practice, and Close of Practice. Through interactive practices, participants will learn about each mindfulness practice, and how they can be combined into a lesson and separated into short brain breaks. Participants will also […]