kid-grit provides comprehensive action plans for any level of staff to practice a holistic and resilient approach to living. Possible sessions are listed here.
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As adult professionals, participants will experience the same hands-on concepts, approaches, and activities as any kid-grit student. Following the retreat, action plans will be devised by staff for staff — which includes team-building and goal-setting. These activities will build a resilient educator community. Upon completion, staff will leave the retreat focused, interconnected, refreshed, and ready to inspire their students.
Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the choices that work best for their own day-to-day lives — professional, personal, and physical — all resulting in a better quality of life for themselves, and ultimately their students.
Educators perennially need to manage high levels of stress. Especially over the past two year, now more than ever. Some examples of untreated stress are: diabetes, obesity, and addictive behaviors. These kinds of problems are on the rise. By 2020 it is estimated that half of all Americans will suffer from a preventable chronic disease. The United States spends over $2.5 trillion every year on healthcare, a large portion of which comes from employers’ pockets for health insurance, medical leave, and sick days. When staff members feel stressed out or unsupported, they are more likely to become disengaged from their students, less responsible, and ultimately tempted to quit their jobs. Chronic anxiety, poor dietary habits, and lack of exercise all significantly detract from employee performance. However, many of these costly chronic problems can be avoided with simple, preventative care for educators.
The kid-grit holistic action plan is a cost-effective solution to improve employee mindset, health, and morale while decreasing ‘burnout.’ Staff wellness programs will teach educators how to improve their physical and mental well-being, make better lifestyle choices, and nourish their own teaching practices. In return, your school or program will see an increase in staff engagement and productivity — and a decrease in employee stress, apathy, and absenteeism.
Through an initial one to five-day staff training (in-person or virtual), we empower and inform nationwide educators with the kid-grit approach to Mind, Body, Community, Digital and Social Media Awareness, and will introduce concepts focused on Servant Leadership.
Following the training, we work with participants to design a practical, achievable plan for success.
kid-grit has developed a holistic approach to education that enriches the most important asset schools have: their staff. We do this so that teachers become warriors for their students, using hands-on lessons and activities to promote overall physical health, emotional wellness, and social awareness. Staff will become more informed, designing their own action plans and evincing new behaviors from their students.
When kid-grit educator-wellness is infused with sustainable practices and diligence, we promise that there will be positive cultural shifts in schools and any other educational organizations. There will be a more active focus on self-awareness and self-regulation. And servant leadership will grow to become a theme within your organization. These approaches and practices will result in more effective engagement between students and staff. The more staff is involved in kid-grit practices, the greater the prospect of seeing a positive transformation in students, schools, and educational programs.