In this workshop, we will engage staff in addressing self-regulation in areas of mindfulness, healthy behaviors, tolerance and empathy, and digital/social consciousness. This workshop provides a BRAND-NEW approach to helping staff develop motivation, positive behavior and resilience. We will provide team building and hands-on activities to implement in your organization as soon as tomorrow! (This session can be delivered in conjunction with the kid-grit Curriculum or as a standalone session).
What a crazy time in history! If we weren’t doing it before, we better be doing it now! Not only are we supporting our students who have been enduring trauma from COVID-19 and violent protests, but we must support staff who are supporting our students or maybe even experiencing trauma themselves. In this session, we will show staff how to manage their emotional state and build strategies of resilience so they can show up for students with strength, calm, and hope. (This session runs 2.5 hours on Zoom, with mindful breaks. It is 2.5 hours in person or longer depending on your request.)
Now that you’ve scratched the surface of creating safe spaces and building boundaries with Supporting Staff with Student Trauma: Part I, we are ready to dive deeper into the tools needed for educator longevity. In this Part II session, we will hone in on the practices and habits necessary for teacher preservation and true self-care. It is through this expansion inwards that we are able to have the capacity to continue on. We will explore hardcore strategies that, when adopted, will foster ongoing wellness. We must take care of our needs now so that we can take care of our youth.
“How do I manage kids?” Do you wonder where to begin? Whether you are in the classroom or working in an afterschool program, explore, learn and engage in hands-on activities, personal connection and strategies to utilize with youth from all backgrounds. We will facilitate dialogue about how to develop strong relationships with youth, lead by example, and inspire your students.
Get ready to get going, grow, glow, gasp, growl, giggle & grin! It’s no secret that improv has been utilized for decades as a method of encouraging creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication. We will show you how it can be used as a disguised tool for SEL! Learn how to lead simple improvisational theatre games & implement them with your staff and/or your students. We address public speaking, creative writing, language arts, character education, teambuilding, and leadership.
Struggling with creating fun and innovative lessons plans for school or afterschool programs? In this workshop, we will review the basic components of a lesson plan with a twist of fun! We will learn by doing, discover, and create a lesson plan from scratch. We will share how to align lessons with standards while including opportunities for inquiry, collaboration, leadership, and reflection.
Looking for an introduction to service-learning? Join us for this session as we introduce your staff to the importance of building inquiry-based lessons on how to support your community! Instructional staff will learn how to build collaborative projects that help the community locally, nationally or worldwide. Topics will cover pre- reflection, research, experiential learning, advocacy, presentation, and post-reflection. After sharing the basics, we will provide time for your staff to brainstorm and plan some of their own ideas on how to implement service-learning into your program or classroom.
Struggling to make the connection in order to build trust with your students? In this session, participants will learn how to communicate with care and strength in order to build relationships for more impactful delivery of instruction and activities. We will navigate how to create safe spaces, build rapport, establish trust, and use positive behavioral strategies with 9 intentional new ideas and methods.
In this 2-hour session, we take a deep and concentrated dive into how mindfulness and social-emotional learning are naturally connected. We will explore how self-regulation and self-care is as important for educators as it is for our youth. Each participant will examine their own self-care as it relates to serving youth and themselves!
In this powerful and interactive SEL session learn how to use the kid-grit Holistic Wellness Wheel (HWW) as a tool to support students in self-awareness, responsible decision making, self-management, digital and social media consciousness, social and cultural awareness, and other specific topics. We will explore over 5 different iterations of the kid-grit Holistic Wellness Wheel, how to use it for different age levels and for staff, and how you can create your very own version(s). You will experience firsthand how the HWW builds community, how it can be used as a tool for goal setting, and deep reflection. Join us and take a deep dive into the kid-grit unique approach to human development.
Select any number of these sessions and add the last reflection session. You can create your own marvelous menu of content for your staff’s wellness – building skills and tools in self-care, self-awareness, and action!
Participants will examine their own self-awareness and life balance in order to assess how they are managing life during this new irregular normal. We will introduce mindfulness and emotional intelligence strategies that help participants stay healthy and productive. Participants will be prompted to develop healthy habits and accountability activities addressing — Mindfulness, Body Awareness, Community and Connection and Digital and Social Media Consciousness in order to build new habits that promote learning, connection, a sense of community.
Reflecting and continuing with the content of the previous session, participants will share their wellness and healthy behavior accomplishments. In this session, we will explore gratitude as a tool for maintaining happiness and building relationships within yourself, with teams, and one on one. Participants will continue to develop healthy activities and accountability forums addressing — Mindfulness, Body Awareness, Community and Connection, and Digital and Social Media Consciousness in order to build new habits that promote learning, connection, a sense of community.
In this session, we will explore and discuss how to build a growth mindset in order to build resilience and grit over time. Participants will continue to develop healthy activities and accountability forums addressing — Mindfulness, Body Awareness, Community and Connection and Digital and Social Media Consciousness in order to build new habits that promote learning, connection, a sense of community.
Is what you do and what you think two very different actions? Is your subtext interfering with your decision making? In this session, participants will explore how to recognize thought patterns and perceptions from the past. Participants will learn a new approach to decision making based on their understanding of subtext and storing old ideas in order to have clarity and build strong communication skills.
Current events to date are separating us now more than ever. As educators, it is important to be able to discuss challenging topics, share ideas, and advocate for injustices. We need to create a safe space for ourselves and our students to explore race, segregation, and shifting the narrative. In this session, we will use the Freedom Rides of 1961 events to help us become aware of our power to make a change by declaring what YOU RIDE FOR!
In this culminating session, participants will build lesson plans or agendas for their own community based on the content presented in sessions 1-3.
In order for staff to feel supported, we need to spend time ensuring they are feeling safe and seen. When this happens, they carry it over to their peers and students. In the session, we will walk through simple ways to approach mindfulness in staff meetings that don’t intimidate staff. We will share methods that support you as a leader to build confidence in delivering a mindful practice, and how to incorporate it into your staff meetings in a nonthreatening way. No fluff here.
“Count backward, imagine them naked, and stare above their heads” … The truth is, there is more to it than that! You never know when you will be expected to speak in a meeting. Or when a future employer is standing next to you in an elevator. Or when you’ll have to present in a meeting. In this fun and activity-based session we will help you build your confidence, self-management, and skills sets and be prepared to speak to anyone, anywhere, anytime!
Are you looking for ways to grow yourself or your staff? We will share professional moves that will jump start your career and help you stand out from the rest! In this workshop we will cover: the informational interview, how to get a ‘professional’ mentor, and how to run an effective meeting. It’s time to shine!
Eye contact, a warm smile, speaking clearly, basic pleasantries, follow-up and out of the box thinking. If these are foreign to you, this workshop is for you or your staff! We will help participants understand who and what a stakeholder is. We will also share ideas how to treat customers, internal colleagues as well as partners, board members etc. with respect and superior customer service. We go above and beyond to help participants understand the importance of branding, culture and, of course, how to smile.
Underperforming, unsustainable, and underachieving…is this you? Is this your staff? You can’t expect to grow if you don’t know what your starting point is. Measuring success starts with trackable and tangible goals. In this workshop, participants will create structured goals that support the companies/organizations annual and overarching goals, learn how to measure success, and develop an action plan. We will help companies and/or organizations performance improve while helping staff with direction and are supported with SMART goals.
In this workshop, we will explore the differences between being a student and how to become a scholar. We will take a deep dive into what scholar has meant traditionally and what a contemporary definition is to our young people today. The modern scholar can have a non-typical understanding and execution of what it means to be a specialized learner who is focused on curiosity and passion in a specific subject. These subjects have changed as have the current times. In this session, we unpack stereotypical views about what it means to be a ‘scholar’ in the 21st century.
In this workshop, we will engage families in addressing self-regulation in areas of mindfulness, healthy behaviors, tolerance and empathy, and digital/social consciousness. This session also provides a BRAND-NEW approach for helping families/parents/guardians develop motivation, positive behavior and resilience. We will provide hands-on activities that support parents/guardians with social and emotional strategies to use in the home as soon as the very next day!
The holidays are upon us, and it’s a brand-new world! Family can be stressful surrounding the holidays, maintaining healthy choices can be stressful around the holidays, treating yourself with care can be stressful and even loneliness can be something that occurs around the holidays; however, will you manage? In this session, we will take a deep dive into what triggers occur and how to self-manage yourself. We will identify simple tools to help you make healthy choices, stay calm and keep you emotionally safe during this year’s holiday season.
Looking ahead to 2021, we know we will still be in remote learning environments, fear not! We have a solution! Now that your staff has completed the kid-grit Dynamic Facilitation Tips Part l, you are ready for the second-deep dive into Part ll. In this session we offer a hands-on approach to using education apps in combination with community building activities. Participants will not only find ease and flow with technology, but they will learn to engage students with social and emotional, collaborative and creative ice breakers and games.