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We believe that all educators and learners deserve to be taught strategies that help combat stress and support the development of social, emotional, and academic learning competencies with an open heart and mind.
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FREE LESSONS AND TUTORIALS
Brandy Arnold of Project Wayfinder presents 3 free lessons and tutorials. Wayfinder's Purpose curriculum helps students purposefully navigate high school, guiding them to explore who they are and what matters.
LESSON 1: PURPOSE & SELF
Video Lesson 1, Facilitation Guide, Slides
LESSON 2: PURPOSE & COMMUNITY
Video Lesson 2, Facilitation Guide, Slides
LESSON 3: PURPOSE & ACTION
Video Lesson, Facilitation Guide, Slides
CURRICULUM FOR K-12
Start with a heart
How we can breathe, move, and rest to support our self-care.
This year, many of us have formed new habits and sought new skills in support of self-care, taking a day-by-day approach to our lives in the face of discomfort, stress, and fear. The ability to acclimate and self-regulate is particularly relevant in education, as those responsible for teaching and caring for others must be especially resourced and able to manage emotions. Stress is contagious. When we support the adults who serve our children and youth, the reciprocity of self-care supports the collective good. Self-care is the foundation that allows us to show up for our communities.
Free lessons & tutorials to build belonging
We know educators are preparing for full in-person instruction. Belonging is one of the core ways learners feel connected in the classroom. These free lessons and tutorials from Brandy Arnold of Project Wayfinder can help you get started!
The Belonging curriculum is suitable for 7th-10th graders.
Lessons are designed to support quick and easy implementation: Suitable to be taught as one-off lessons or as a yearlong program. Each lesson is backed by evidence-based research and social science. Extensive classroom tools to build a positive and safe classroom culture.
LESSON 1 BELONGING TO OURSELVES:
View PDF slides, Vimeo Lesson and Handout.
LESSON 2 - BELONGING TO OTHERS:
View PDF slides, Vimeo Lesson and Handout.
LESSON 3 - BELONGING IN THE WIDER WORLD:
View PDF slides, Vimeo Lesson and Handout.THE RECIPROCITY OF WELL-BEING
School leaders experience "physical and psychological effects, burnout, flat-out emotional exhaustion" and depersonalization.
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A study found that "illnesses that were reported by the largest percentage of superintendents - high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, gastrointestinal problems, insomnia, anxiety, sleep apnea, and chronic headaches -- are attributed by superintendents to high levels of stress." View larger infographicWELL-BEING AND STRESS☑ Register for FREE Yale Managing Emotions via Coursera
Our friends from Yale are offering a free course: Managing emotions in times of uncertainty and stress for every educator in the nation!
LEAD FROM WHERE YOU ARE
This fast-paced and engaging guest session with superintendent and author Dr. Joe Sanfelippo will help you identify your own leadership traits and implement practical ways to increase your capacity to find them in others. We've purchased 200 FREE COPIES of Lead From Where You Are to send to educators. When registering, please complete the full address information if you would like to be eligible to receive a copy, for as long as supplies last (US residents only).
Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe.
THE CALL TO UNITE
From some of our most prominent spiritual and religious leaders, poets and thinkers, singers and writers, a book of wisdom to light our way in dark times. At the start of 2020, in what felt already like an age of disorder, our world faced one of the gravest global challenges in a century. Covid-19 raced around the earth, and chaos erupted. Yet in the midst of this crisis, billions of human beings responded with love. Across the globe, people sought to connect, whether in person from a socially distant six feet or via a screen from 10,000 miles away.