Our society is an unraveling fabric of complex challenges. Polarization, social dislocation, human isolation and crumbling traditional community structures make childhood a much deeper struggle.
Swimming in the middle of this are teachers: usually poorly paid, overworked, under-supported with students with extra needs, and lately—active shooter drills.
After teaching high school in BC for 12 years, I developed my Health and Wellness for Teacher workshop. HW4T is more than building resilience, mindfulness, deep breathing, yoga and other self-care that tells teachers that they alone are responsible for improving their vocation.
Instead, HW4T is about mapping our gifts and struggles, the people who have our back, those we support and mentor, and our school and neighbourhood communities. Mapping leads to engagement, which leads to building a capable and intentional school system—for teachers, students and their communities.
We need to innovate in our personal and interpersonal dynamic.
We need to engage with our people.
We need to mobilize our human capacity.
Finally, we need to advocate for ourselves, our peers, our profession, our students and our society!
I want to deliver these workshops to Americans, whose education system has peculiar challenges lately. And Ontario and Alberta, and in places where there are particular struggles like Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.
I want to build an online supportive community for teachers both in their local communities and internationally, with community partners everywhere I go.
And in the end, I want to transform the health of the teaching vocation to actual wellness, where teachers can thrive instead of just survive.
It’s time to begin! Call or email for my workshop rates and packages.