Teacher Wellness in a Multi-Tiered System hosted by Dr. Renee VanNorman

12/12/2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Professional Development

Topics: Teacher Wellness, MTSS

District/Organization: NW PBIS Network

NWPBIS is partnering with WellEducator, LLC to bring you the most up to date research, suggestions, and exemplars on how to build wellness, and respond to life’s challenging moments (in and out of the classroom) with self-compassion.

Educator stress and burnout has been reported as higher than any other profession (Stoeber, J., & Rennert, D, 2008). Stressors include lack of social/emotional training, ineffective interpersonal relationships, vicarious trauma, and unrealistic systems’ requirements. Stressors impact wellbeing and availability to effectively build high quality relationships with students. Educators inherently deserve support in nurturing their holistic wellbeing. During this workshop participants will practice skills to decrease stressors on mind/body systems to stay connected to the wonders and curiosities of teaching using evidence-based mindfulness practices, radical acceptance and values-driven goal setting. Discussion, activities and resources will be shared on how these practices can be used to support educators’ interpersonal dynamics with students in the classroom, among co-workers and leadership to help shift from blame and shame leading towards burnout to positive collaboration and cooperation leading to a community of wellness.

Examine and connect the impact of your environment, values, assumptions, and beliefs on your wellbeing and student outcomes
Explore and practice research-based tools, skills, and strategies to support your wellbeing and decrease stressors on mind/body/being systems
Define 5 Pillars of Educator Wellbeing and create an Intentional Educator Wellbeing Plan

Date & Location:
December 12th, 2019, 8:30am-3:00pm
Clackamas Community College,
29353 SW Town Center Loop E,
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Who Should Attend: Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Support Staff, and ANYONE else in the school community that is interested in learning how to reduce stress in the moment, and over the long-term.

About our Trainers: Dr. Renee VanNorman is volunteering her time in December ahead of launching her WellEducator LLC. (Coming Jan. 2020!!) to share her insights, knowledge, and the most up to date research on teacher wellness. Dr. VanNorman has a range of experience in education from higher ed., preschool administration, and department of education that she brings to the NWPBIS community.

Visit the PBIS Network Event Page to register.