We have a wide range of Teacher and Principal workshops to offer that can be customized to your needs.
The teacher is at the centre of class dynamics and research shows that teachers who embody SEL competencies are better able to create an environment where students can thrive. By developing our own reflective practice we become able to monitor and regulate our own emotional state so that we may more fully embody what we want to see in our students. Learn how to fortify and strengthen SEL competencies using an inquiry and asset-based approach that takes your mastery to a new level. Explore strategies for enhancing our connection with ourselves and others to augment opportunities for growth and development for everyone.
SEL is often seen as an add-on and yet research shows learning is relational in every aspect. An integrated approach to SEL taps into the innate abilities and drivers within students and contributes to greater engagement in learning, a culturally responsive curriculum, and deeper understanding of self and others. It heightens students’ sense of agency, supports a more self-directed approach to learning, and empowers teachers to harness the factors at play to create a more cohesive and engaging classroom. Join us to take inventory of SEL practices so that you can recognize where it already exists, identify opportunities to infuse it, and prioritize key strategies that will heighten your impact on classroom dynamics and learning.
Resilience in the classroom is a hot topic these days but we often treat it superficially and expect teachers to simply know how to nurture their own resilience and that of their students. Learn about the combining factors that contribute to each of our signature approaches to resilience and identify strategies for fueling your own resilience while creating a nurturing environment for everyone.
At the heart of education is a service of deep care and yet if we do not know how to properly engage our heart and mind in response to the demands of teaching we can be left feeling drained. Compassion for others should not come at the cost of our own well-being. Learn how to refuel using practical exercises and strategies that help keep your cup full while enabling you to serve others.
Motivation is sometimes hard to find, especially when we feel overwhelmed and without a clear sense of direction and purpose. Learn the science of motivation and how you can harness this limitless resource to reignite your own, while motivating your team or class. Take this opportunity to rediscover what energizes you inside and outside the classroom and get inspired to take your best self into the future.
We hear a lot about the superpowers of empathy, compassion, resilience, gratitude, curiosity, and courage these days but they aren’t always easy to practice – and they show up a little differently in everyone. Learn about the latest research on each and how to apply it to yourself and your students. Identify and leverage your natural superpowers to strengthen the ones you need to work on so they can all have greater influence and presence in your life.
Mindfulness is a natural partner to SEL as it enhances self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-care. It is not only a set of practices but a way of being that helps us keep our inner and outer worlds in balance and generates greater ease and happiness in the day-to-day. Learn strategies for navigating stress, understanding your triggers, operating from a place of centredness, enhancing your well-being, and promoting a healthier environment around you.
The unprecedented conditions in schools are presenting unique social, emotional and academic challenges for principals. One of the biggest inhibitors to engaging and rallying staff to remedy these challenges is uncovering and naming the often hidden factors at play so that they can be measured and managed. Join us to learn how to identify target areas of focus and engage your teachers in remedying key issues with greater ease. Leverage tools and strategies that address these “invisible” factors in the classroom and establish a more positive school culture. Principals will complete a globally-normed and validated Educational Vital Signs anonymous assessment to customize the session to their needs.
Self-awareness improves our relationships, our performance and our ability to navigate challenges – but most of us overestimate our own. An HBR study found that 95% of people think they’re self-aware, when only 10-15% are. A lack of self-awareness limits our ability to empathize, understand our students, and be open to new approaches. Further, working with colleagues who lack self-awareness compounds stress on the job, decreases motivation, and increases turnover. Join us to unpack what it means to be self-aware and see how it impacts you day-to-day. Learn simple but powerful strategies for strengthening your effectiveness as a leader, and your team’s impact in the classroom by learning how to see ourselves in new and empowering ways. Participants will complete a confidential 360 Self-Awareness Assessment to identify opportunities for growth.
The role of trauma in learning is gaining increasing attention but educators are often challenged to find the time and resources they need to address the role that adverse childhood experiences play in the classroom. Join us to assess your school’s current performance in addressing the core pillars of trauma-informed teaching and identify key areas for improvement. Understand the latest research on brain function and learn practical, easy to implement strategies to create immediate, school-wide impact. Principals will complete a brief, anonymous, self-scoring assessment to customize the workshop experience.
Multiple competing priorities and staff overwhelm are making it more challenging for principals to sustain and inspire motivation in the workplace. These conditions further impact our orientation to future thinking which is a key source of inspiration as we move from school year to school year. Take this opportunity to gain clarity on the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that inspire you in your leadership and how to enable teachers to gather the steam they need to move through these challenging times. Participants will have the option of completing a personal SEI Leadership Assessment or an anonymous Group Assessment that will be used to frame the workshop.