Helping You and Your School Community Recover from the Last 17 Months
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About the Event
In order to move forward, it’s crucial to reflect on where we’ve been. The last 17 months have been challenging, eye-opening, scary, frustrating, stressful, surprising - the list of adjectives is endless! How do we go forward in a way that builds on our strengths while acknowledging the overwhelming stress we’ve experienced?
During this session, you will move through a reflective journey over the past 17 months using metaphoric tools that you can bring back and use with your students and your staff. Let’s use the last 17 months as a learning opportunity for ourselves and our community. These ready-to-use digital resources will help you talk about well-being, trauma and racism with students of all ages, as well as your colleagues. Pretending that our worlds were not turned upside down is ignoring what we know about trauma. If we don’t deal with what we’ve all been through, it will creep up and bite us when we least expect it. Following the workshop, you will receive an email with the tools that you experienced, including the powerpoint and additional resources so that you can reproduce the workshop for your students and teaching staff. As a bonus, the activities that you participate in will also be available in the Kikori platform, curated to use with your students.
Participants will learn 1) how to reflect on the last 17 months; 2) how to help students and colleagues reflect on the last 17 months and 3) how to nurture the well-being of themselves and one another moving forward using a trauma-informed lens.
Dr. Jennifer Moore has spent her 20-year career as a classroom teacher, coach, and principal, helping schools define and meet the needs of children, their families, and their communities. Her diverse experiences have helped her to see that there is an urgent need to focus on the overall well-being of children and adults in order to change the trajectory of children’s lives for the better, so that is what she is helping to make happen.