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

In-Person Generation Wellness Trainings are Back!

 

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 15,000 educators who've experienced the Generation Wellness Training! You can host a training at your school or email us if you're interested in hosting a "public training" for significant savings.

This fun, interactive training provides the blueprint for creating a trauma-informed school with practical tools that build self-regulation, connection, and focus, so that all students and staff have the opportunity to thrive. Also included in the training:

  • The latest research on the brain and body response to stress/trauma.
  • A packet filled with all cutting-edge information and all 50 activities.
  • One year free subscription to the Generation Wellness App.
  • Help developing a plan to immediately integrate mindful practices and social/emotional learning into...
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[STUDENT SPOTLIGHT] I Like Writing Gratitude Notes

 
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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:

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 postcards...

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[STAFF 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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[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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[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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[EXPERIMENT] Stillness

Stillness is the absence of movement or sound.

Can you remember a time when you stayed still for a moment, tuning into the present moment, aside from trying to go to sleep? How did it feel? Was your mind and body relaxed? Or was your mind buzzing with to dos, planning details, or ruminating over what happened throughout the day?

The idea of surrendering to stillness is counter-cultural to our fast paced, always on the go society. Multi-tasking is often the norm and we may feel that every second of the day is scheduled with an activity that needs to get done. In the midst of such busyness, many of us secretly long for a simpler life. One that reflects a slower pace, where we are able to relax and enjoy some peace of mind. We may fantasize about getting away from it all or leaving our responsibilities behind. But rather than retreating to a cabin in the woods or catching the next plane to a beachside villa, the real solution is to learn how to maintain a sense of inner peace while...

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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!

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 with 20% all apparel. 


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

Sale ends November 26th, 2021

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[STUDENT SPOTLIGHT] The Brain Can Change

 
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[RESOURCE] Empathy vs. Sympathy with Brene Brown


A great video to share with staff as we start a new school year filled with change, challenges, and the potential for transformation. Staff and students are stressed. Connection and empathy are going to be our super powers this school year.

[0:15] Empathy fuels connection.

[0:17] Sympathy drives disconnection

[0:30] 4 qualities of empathy

[1:00-2:30] Examples that show how empathy and sympathy are different.

Soul Pancake researched the effects of sympathy vs. empathy and on average people who received sympathy were less happy than people (happiness dropped by -6.71%) who received empathy (happiness increased by +6.92%). What is the different between sympathy and empathy? Empathy fuels connection while sympathy drives disconnection.

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