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Equipping students + staff with the tools to thrive in school + in life. We are the generation of wellness.

[SPOTLIGHT] WOOP Goals Provide Connection + Consistency with Julie Bruey

 

Julie Bruey is a High School English Teacher who values learning her learners and teaching important life skills. In this episode of the GW Spotlight, Julie shares her insights about creating connection and consistency through WOOP Goals. Push play to learn:

  • The definition of WOOP Goals
  • How to teach intentions and goal-setting
  • Why the WOOP Goal routine matters
  • How students and staff respond to this weekly practice
  • Ideas for creating your WOOP Goal practice
  • The #1 result from consistently teaching/practicing WOOP Goals

With all of the uncertainty and constant change over the last year, consistent routines are needed more than ever. As you will see from watching this video, Julie shows us that these routines don't take much time, but creates massive positive impact. Thank you for your dedication to staff wellness, Julie! You are a true Wellness Warrior!

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[CELEBRATION] Happy 8th Birthday Generation Wellness!

 

"Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed individuals to change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

In 2013, our first training consisted of 2 people. Fast forward 8 years later and we've trained over 15,000 educators and impacted 500,000 students. Let this be a reminder that we all start somewhere and when a community comes together for a bigger purpose, we change the world. This video provides a glimpse of the wellness champions who continue building strong hearts, minds, and bodies. We love you!

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[SALE] 20% Off All GW Tools + Apparel

The biggest sale of the year is here! Celebrate 8 years with us by enjoying 20% all store items for the entire month of April. Order soon to receive our closeout items before they're gone forever.

Promo code for 20% off: CELEBRATE

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW

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[SPOTLIGHT] New York School District Prioritizes Self-Care with WellVille Staff Wellness Center

 

Welcome to “WellVille", a wellness center for district staff in Long Island, New York. In this episode of the GW Spotlight, Debbi Rakowsky, school social worker in the Three Village School District, shares her insights about creating a space for educators to pause, connect, and shift from a culture of burnout to balance. In this video, you will learn:

  • How WellVille got started
  • A typical school day in WellVille (virtual + in-person)
  • Equipment for the staff wellness center
  • How WellVille provides free counseling + workshops for staff
  • A creative way to get your walking steps in throughout the school day
  • Ideas for staff check-ins and support
  • How to get funding for your staff wellness center
  • The #1 thing you need to start your own staff wellness center

With compassion fatigue, anxiety, and depression on the rise, we must shift the paradigm of self-care is a luxury to self-care is a priority. As you will see from watching this video, Debbi shows us...

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Generation Wellness Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts to Give Your Favorite Educator

The holidays are here and you may be wondering what to give your favorite educator. We've got you covered with 11 of our favorite gifts for 2020:

1. Teach Peace T-Shirt
Give your favorite educator the gift of a new shirt with an inspiring message. This Teach Peace shirt is a great reminder of how important it is to teach social/emotional skills and mindfulness. Some schools encourage their entire staff to where these shirts on various days of the week to build positive school culture. This shirt is sure to bring a smile to their face!

Unisex T-Shirt Color: Dark Gray Fit: True to size Adult Sizes S-3X

https://www.generationwellness.shop/product/teach-peace-t-shirt-unisex-/19?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false

2. You Make A Difference Post Cards (set of 50)
One of the best gifts is a meaningful letter of gratitude. Give the gift that keeps on giving with these 50 postcards. Write a letter of gratitude to your favorite educator and give them the remaining 49...

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[RESOURCE] Let's Talk About It Webinar on 11.18.20

 

Do you remember the feeling you felt in May 2020 when the world watched George Floyd take his last breath?

Do you remember the discussions that followed?

Do you remember when we promised you that we wouldn't stop facilitating important discussion around equity, awareness, and social change, even when the media had stopped talking about it?

We are back and we hope you will join us tomorrow for the Fall 2020 LET'S TALK ABOUT IT.

Here is the link to register for the Zoom Call facilitated by Generation Wellness Trainer, RJay Barsh at November 18, 2020, 4pm PST:  www.generationwellness.com/lets-talk-about-it-registration

You are invited to ask an anonymous question after registering. The video above provides a few clips from the previous Let's Talk About It sessions. See you soon!

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[SALE] The Annual Gratitude Apparel Sale is here!

 

It's that time of year again... The Annual Gratitude Apparel Sale is here! Why is all Generation Wellness apparel 20% off, you ask?

We could try to articulate our gratitude for you, but this year Alicia Keys said the words so beautifully in her song "Good Job":

"The mothers, the fathers, the teachers that reach us. Strangers to friends that show up in the end. From the bottom to the top, the listeners that hear us, this is for you, you make us fearless!"

Thank you for all the ways in which you show up for your students, staff, and your community. You matter. We love you. And now it's time to celebrate YOU!

Click here to start shopping now: https://www.generationwellness.shop/shop/apparel/2
Use the code: GRATITUDE

Sale ends November 8th, 2020

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[RESOURCE] Social/Emotional Learning Book List

We've created an SEL book list for you. These books help with teaching about the brain, mindfulness, connection, grief and many other topics. 

Click here to download the book list now

 

 

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[SPOTLIGHT] CA Head Start Equips 1,500+ Educators with Self-Care Resources

 

When Head Start centers closed in March, the staff were under an enormous amount of stress. They were now expected to work from home, which they had never done and they were also expected to teach children from home often times on a cellphone or an iPad.

California Head Start wanted to provide self-care strategies immediately to help ease the stress staff we're experiencing. Over 1,500 members participated in the Workplace Wellness Academy and staff were elated to find an easy to use resources that created a positive difference. One participant articulated, "I loved how this course made self-care simple and provided the empowerment and tools needed to affect positive change in my workplace. The entire course was amazing from the content to the handouts to the clear presentation!" 

Thank you for your dedication to staff wellness, Christine! You are a true Wellness Warrior!

Learn more about the Workplace Wellness Academy here.

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[TED Talk] Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

 

 

QUOTABLE: "What we need in education is a much better understanding of students and learning from a motivational and psychological perspective." - Angela Lee Duckworth

We invite you to watch this inspiring talk from Angela Lee Duckworth, an American academic, psychologist and popular science author who realized that IQ wasn't the thing separating the successful students from those who struggled.  She explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success. 

Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance?language=en

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