Equipping students + staff with the tools to thrive in school + in life. We are the generation of wellness.
Morning Meetings are a great way to kick off the school day with success... building community, setting intentions, and preparing the brain for learning.
In this episode of the Generation Wellness Spotlight, you will:
- Understand "the why" of Morning Meetings.
- Hear how this school in Eatonville, WA begins each morning together (yes, ALL students and staff in the gym).
- Learn ideas and specific strategies for implementing successful Morning Meetings.
For more information about Anne Malver (School Counselor in Eatonville School District) and her new book, click here.
QUOTABLE: "I am somebody. I was somebody when I came. I'll be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful, and I am strong. I deserve the education that I get here. I have things to do, people to impress, and places to go."
Listen to this inspiring talk from Rita Pierson, an educator who truly understands how relationship building is so important. She talks about giving students purpose, supporting them, looking for the positives, and even more. This TED Talk has gone viral, for a very well understood reason. Every kid needs a champion, and you can be that champion!
The beginning of the school year is often an exciting time filled with decorating classrooms, collaborating with staff, meeting families, and more. Many schools and districts are also planning for daily practices that combat stress and innovative interventions that actually teach skills. Why? Take a look at these sobering statistics:
Teaching is the third most stressful career in America. One out of every two educators will leave the profession within the first five years. These stats illustrate just how much stress is dramatically impacting educators. We are losing great teachers each year.
It seems that we can no longer turn away from creating a culture where staff well-being is the foundation. After all, it's vital to take care of ourselves, so that we can serve from our highest potential. Our stress effects how we show up for students, staff, and families.
Self-care is not limited to staying hydrating and getting eight hours of sleep. While those activities are very important, there are many ways to fill your cup and nourish all pieces of your being. Take a look at some simple practices:
Personal: Honor your true self and do one thing you enjoy once/week.
Physical: Exercise for 20 minutes/day.
Financial: Splurge or save (depending on the day).
Social: Reach out for support and connect with...
Do you believe in creating a positive school climate, educating the whole child, and implementing cutting-edge discipline practices that decrease behavior referrals?
If your answer is yes, then we invite you to join over 5,000 educators who've experienced the Generation Wellness Training!
Curious to hear what other principals, teachers, school counselors, and support staff are saying about the training? Watch the video above.
This fun and informative two day event provides 50+ activities that will help students (and staff) cope with stress, connect with others, focus, and create a trauma-informed school. Also included in the training:
The school year is coming to an end. More than likely, you’ve experienced a combination of love, laughter, frustration, joy, sadness, early mornings, late nights, ups and downs...
There were lessons, there were pivotal moments and there was simply just never enough time. This school year will never happen again - your students are different now and so are you. Whether you’ve had a challenging year or the best year yet, take some time to capture the lessons and create an epic school year to come.
Take a moment to reflect on your school year. Answer some or all of these questions BEFORE leaving for summer break:
Quotable: "The greatest competitive edge advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged brain. When the human brain is positive, creativity triples, productivity rises by 31 and we live longer, healthier lives."
These research based habits include:
2. The Doubler