Self-Care for the 21st Century Classroom: Breathwork, Self-Awareness & Mindfulness (Session 2 of 5)

Speaker

Theresa Melito-Conners, Ph.D. (Dr. MC)

Description

In this session, participants will predominantly examine the self-awareness and mindfulness domains of self-care and how it pertains to their classroom settings. We will also learn several calming breathing practices and explore the nervous system. Cultivating mindfulness and self-awareness practice as an educator is critical for student success. Keeping personal strengths and weaknesses in mind, participants will have time to reflect on their routines. Ideally, participants should take all 5 workshops to maximum learning potential on this important topic.

The Educator as a Momentologist: Reframing Your Career Focus and Intentions (Session 1 of 5)

Speaker

Mitch Abblett, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Consultant

Description

This webinar aims to shake the paradigm attendees currently operate from that limits their ability to educate and intervene with students for maximum impact and the highest levels of personal meaning and purpose. Every aspect of attendees’ work, every role in their job descriptions, will be housed within a new, inclusive frame that provides simplicity and focus to working with students regardless of educational domain or situational factors.

Infusing DEI in the Classroom and Curriculum – Supporting Multiple Identities in the Classroom (Session 2 of 5)

Speaker

Jessica Pepple, Ed.S., MBA

Description

Session 2 of Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom will discuss the stages of the Black, Latinx, and Asian Racial Identity Model to serve as a framework for understanding the background of students who are situated differently from yourself. Additionally, introducing the racial identity model will serve as a foundation to enhance classroom libraries and curricular materials to reflect diverse backgrounds.

You Matter Too: Sustainable Self-Care for Educators and Clinicians – Essential Foundations of Self-Care: Mindful Awareness of Your Needs and Habits (Session 2 of 5)

Speaker

Matt Hersh, PhD, DCEP

Description

As we explored what self-care is and is not within the first webinar, we now turn to what you, as an individual embedded within your personal and professional milieu, need and would benefit the most from regarding self-caring actions and routines. We will address how the one-size-fits-all self-care promise is indeed a misguided premise as we gather “data” on how you, individually, tend to feel, think, act, and respond to the world around you. As educators and practitioners come to know themselves and their surroundings with greater nuance, they can make more informed and compassionate decisions for sustainable self-care and greater well-being.

Reentry Post Covid – Struggling with Anxiety and Stress: Strategies to Support Children in Facing their Fears (Session 2 of 5)

Speaker

Yudelki Firpo-Peretti, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, School Consultation Program, McLean Hospital, Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Description

This presentation is focused on providing psychoeducation on childhood anxiety profiles and strategies for students to respond to unhelpful, worry thoughts and/or avoidant behaviors.

Violence Prevention Through Internet Safety Education: Better Understanding the Threat of Hate and Extremism Online (Session 1 of 5)

Speaker

Tyler Cote, Director of Operation250

Description

This webinar will explore the threat of hate and extremism in the online and offline space today. It will examine how and where youth are encountering hate online and the risks associated with this exposure. This webinar will also delve into environments online that might foster hateful sentiments and narratives.

Self-Care for the 21st Century Classroom: Relationship, Rest and the Environment (Session 3 of 5)

Speaker

Theresa Melito-Conners, Ph.D. (Dr. MC)

Description

In this session, participants will predominantly examine the importance of relationships, rest, and the environment. We will also explore how to set healthy boundaries and create a soul-loving space in our classrooms/schools. Keeping personal strengths and weaknesses in mind, participants will have time to reflect on their routine and connect these domains to the classroom setting. Ideally, participants should take all 5 workshops to maximum learning potential on this important topic.

In-Person Conference – From Sandy Hook to Uvalde: The Challenges of School Safety

Minuteman High School, Lexington
SPEAKERs

Michele Gay, Educator and Co-Founder, Safe and Sound Schools, John Antonucci, Ed.D., Superintendent, North Attleborough Public Schools, Chief Michael Cassidy, Holliston Fire Dept., Jeff Farnsworth, Senior Policy Advisor for Law Enforcement, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Chief Kevin Kennedy, Lincoln Police Dept., Colonel Christopher Mason, Massachusetts State Police; Scott Morrison, Ed.D., Superintendent, Tri-Town School Union

DESCRIPTION
Student safety is of paramount concern to school administrators, staff, and parents. At this year’s school safety summit, participants will examine issues surrounding school safety from multiple perspectives. Massachusetts State Police Colonel Christopher Mason and Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) Executive Director, Margie Daniels, will introduce the conference and frame the issues presented. Michele Gay, mother, educator and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, will present a parents’ perspective. Ms. Gay chose to act after losing her daughter, Josephine Grace, at the massacre on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since that time, Ms. Gay has focused her efforts on advocating for safety and security in schools and communities across the country.

Issues in Anxiety: Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Anxiety Symptoms in the School Setting – Using SEL Kernels to Build Anxiety Management Skills (Session 2 of 5)

Speaker

Alex Hirshberg, Psy.D., Hirshberg Behavioral Services, LLC

Description

Preventing anxiety issues at school requires a universal approach. This webinar will provide a comprehensive vision for how to effectively teach, model, practice, and reinforce the skills necessary for anxiety management. Family communication strategies will also be discussed to promote the generalization of these skills across environments.

From the Bottom Up: Building Your Classroom Environment – “Bottom-up” vs. “top-down” behaviors and regulation strategies (Session 2 of 5)

Speaker

Julie B. Cullen, LICSW, Ed.M.

Description

The ability to regulate attention, energy, emotion, and behavior are crucial to the learning process. Continued regulation throughout the school day can be challenging, and students can all benefit from built-in opportunities to regroup and regain balance. This workshop will explore planned behavior vs. reactive behavior, the role the brain plays in regulation, and strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to promote ongoing regulation.

Mental Health Leadership Institute: Understanding and Addressing System-Level Needs (Session 1 of 5)

Speakers

John Crocker, Director Of School Mental Health & Behavioral Services, Methuen Public Schools/Founder and Director, Massachusetts School Mental Health Consortium and Laura Dziorny, Deputy Director, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy

Description

In this session, the first of a five-part series on School Mental Health Leadership, we will begin digging into how leaders can begin building a comprehensive school mental health system. After introducing a change management framework that will guide future sessions, we will zoom in on identifying a problem of practice by conducting a needs assessment and mapping existing resources. Participants will also have the chance to examine their own leadership style in order to better understand how they can most effectively support the work of building a comprehensive school mental health system.