In this 90-minute session 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!
Participants will examine their own self-awareness and life balance in order to assess how they are managing life during the separation from the workplace. We will introduce mindfulness and emotional intelligence strategies that help staff stay healthy and productive. Participants will be prompted 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.
Are your team members feeling the love? Do you feel your team is disconnected at times? Wish you knew how to share the love with them? Often leaders don’t pay enough attention to how their staff are feeling or should be feeling. They underestimate how central emotions are needed to build the right workplace culture. In this session, we will show a clear connection between emotional intelligence and social-emotional learning. Participants will walk away with five loving strategies that will shift the climate of your school/workplace or program. These strategies will help you and your teams “feel the love” and build the emotional intelligence of staff in order to create a more productive, positive and work environment.
Do they know what they are saying to the world about themselves on Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok and Twitter? How will their future employer see them? In this session, we will explore how to self-manage and self-regulate our own behavior and relationship with digital devices. We will expose the impact of poor social media activity AND we will share tips and tricks on how to create mindful, positive, passionate and professional social media profiles for your students and for you! Join us for this interactive workshop. Bring your phones!
Keeping with kid-grit’s foundational approach to holistic SEL (mindfulness, body awareness, community and connection, and digital and social media awareness), we will train participants on how to use the kid-grit: COVID-19 Guide with their students on-line for distance learning as well as how to use it in the classroom/program. Included in this training are family engagement opportunities as well.
Presenting over Zoom or Google Hangouts got you in a tizzy? Welcome to the new world! We can help you! In this two-hour workshop, we support participants in the following ways: learn safety features, room set up and background preparation, learn how to use easy and free apps for student engagement, physical presence, energy and appearance, how to do activities in whole groups and in breakout groups, how to use the chat box, and preparing for a strong reflection question.
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 Becoming a Dynamic Virtual Presenter 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.
Does your staff need social-emotional and mindfulness techniques? 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!
What a year! 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. Join us!
This session offers several interactive and thoughtful activities that inspire creativity as well as build social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. Participants will learn skills in observation, analyzing, and understanding topics through the lens of visual arts, music, and how these skills connect to SEL competencies. Bring your open minds, markers and paper!