Equipping students + staff with the tools to thrive in school + in life. We are the generation of 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!
While all of us are familiar with the recommendations to stay physically healthy - wash your hands, cover your cough, practice social distancing, sanitize high-touch areas - Tumwater School District quickly realized that we also need to tend to the social/emotional health needs of our staff, students and their families. Being hurled into completely unknown territory - some dealing with the stresses of a lost job, sick loved ones, anxiety, and more - Tumwater School District quickly partnered with Lyndsay Morris, Founder of Generation Wellness and BHHS alumni, to address these important aspects.
TSD has committed to staff, student and community wellness by utilizing a phase-in system to provide ongoing resources, utilizing grant funds, as they endure the challenges of the pandemic:
Phase 1: Staff Wellness
Learn more about the Workplace Wellness Academy here.
Phase 2: Family Wellness
Learn more about the Family Wellness Toolkit here.
Phase 3: School...
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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
Play means to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.
How does play relate to wellness, you might ask? Well, play is vital to human development, lowering stress levels, and increasing creativity.
Also, when we play, we are more likely to engage in laughter because we’re having fun. Laughter enlivens us. Both literally and figuratively.
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!
We would like to thank the 2,500 educators and all of the schools and organizations we had the opportunity of working with in August 2021. We know that this school year is different and we hope that you left our trainings feeling inspired and equipped with simple tools for a resilient school year. Thank you for everything you do!
Educators are the super heroes of our country and we know that you will always find a way to rise no matter the circumstances. This video provides a snippet of the back to school professional development virtual events. Keep shining!