Recover & Educate

There is no perfect way to teach a classroom of students who each bring with them circumstances of stress, trauma, anxiety and even excitement about their learning. When the teacher is also impacted by these circumstances in both their personal and professional lives, it impacts their ability to teach effectively. As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, schools are realizing serious developmental delays, behavioral challenges and gaps in learning. Through incorporating methods of integrating movement, creative arts and play into already existing curricula and lessons, there is tremendous potential in overcoming these obstacles, while also addressing stress and trauma that are directly impacting students’ abilities to learn. This program can facilitate getting education on track with learning recovery and provide a foundation of support for teachers and families in the process. 

Teachers, Staff & Administrators

  • Obtain and adapt skills to manage personal & professional stress to prevent burnout

  • Build foundations for teacher collaboration and an internal support network

  • Establish and nurture opportunities for staff well-being 

  • Identify how different stages of brain development impact learning at different ages and how the pandemic has impacted this development

  • Prepare students to be open to learning and maintain focus in the classroom

  • Integrate SEL skills into existing lesson plans and academic curriculum

  • Understand the impacts and behaviors associated with anxiety & trauma

  • Recognize the impact of cultural differences and diversity in the classroom

  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop opportunities for student engagement and learning by adapting existing curricula to incorporate strategies of movement, play and creative arts

  • Strengthen and consistently demonstrate SEL skills for yourself and with colleagues to create a school-wide culture of understanding and compassion

Classroom with utensils
Kids Reading Outdoor

Students

  • Improve awareness of self & others, including recognizing body language & non-verbal cues

  • Incorporate strategies to mitigate stress and alleviate trauma

  • Strengthen skills of self-regulation and improve mental fitness for each age group

  • Enhance communication abilities, memory skills and connections to learning

  • Reinforce social emotional skills to improve abilities to adapt and respond to challenges

  • Create opportunities to explore social issues and collaborate with students from other countries and cultures 

  • Expand creative learning skills that will help students retain learning to improve study skills and academic performance 

  • Foster collaboration and team work that support models of adaptability and acceptance of differences 

  • Recognize bias of varying types both personally, within their community, and beyond

  • Establish concepts and values of what it means to be a citizen both in the classroom, in the community and in a broader, global experience

Interested in learning more? Contact Me for the full proposal & implementation strategy