Want to become a Resilience Champion?
Why Become a
Resilience Champion School?
No one knows your school better than your teachers, and in this process, your teachers will have the ultimate say and input into how the skills of resilience are introduced to your staff. They will be the ones to create a strategic plan to support the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.
Research by Lankford, Loeb, Ronfeldt, and Wyckoff (2001) highlights the relationship between teacher turnover and student achievement. Schools with higher teacher turnover have shown to have lower student test scores, particularly in ELA and Math. Focused training in resilience is designed to equip teachers with the skills necessary to stay in the profession for the long-haul.
Stress in education is at a crisis point. Our teachers are experiencing increasing amounts of stress in the classroom. In fact, 40% of teachers report experiencing high levels of stress on a daily basis (Penn State University 2017). Resilience training helps educators understand how to handle the stress in healthy and wholistic ways.
Stress is costing you money. According to the American Psychological Association (2015), 75-90% of all healthcare visits are due to stress. If we can improve the ways our teachers are handling the stress in the classroom, we can decrease our overall healthcare costs.
Resilience training will improve the culture and collaborative spirit of your staff. Utilizing the best practices in education, positive psychology, and mindfulness, we train your staff how to engage with one another in healthy, positive ways that fosters creativity and innovation.
What are the
Skills of Resilience?
Educators learn how to build and practice these skills, so that when the stress hits, they have a toolbox from which to pull.
Some of the lessons we emphasize:
Understanding and working from our core values
Building the capacity to have difficult conversations
Growing our own self-compassion
And many more relevant and transferrable lessons.