The Teaching Well

The Teaching Well The Teaching Well empowers school systems to more effectively support, retain and leverage the brilliance of their educators. In partnership, we heal adult culture by providing tools for healthy dialogue, emotional regulation and stress resilience.

The Teaching Well is a non-profit that was started by teachers for teachers. We believe that the health and well being of educators makes a critical difference in school culture, teacher retention, and the lives of students. We are committed to cultivating healthy, resilient educators by providing a variety of experiential, somatic-based workshops and in person offerings for educators, school sites and districts.

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What an honor to steward educational experiences with you.Like, comment, and share this post to spread seeds of connecti...
09/04/2021

What an honor to steward educational experiences with you.

Like, comment, and share this post to spread seeds of connection through the work.

What an honor to steward educational experiences with you.

Like, comment, and share this post to spread seeds of connection through the work.

Calling in all full-time staff working with students to embody anti-racist education.The Teaching Well has been awarded ...
09/03/2021

Calling in all full-time staff working with students to embody anti-racist education.

The Teaching Well has been awarded $500,000 by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to create a series of racial affinity spaces for educators across the country.

Nine racial affinity groups are calling in participants: AAPI (Pacific Islander, East Asian-, and Southeast Asian-American), Black, Cross-Tribal Indigenous, Haudenosaunee (Onondaga Nation), LatinX, Mixed/multi-racial, South Asian, SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African) & White.

FREE monthly affinity group sessions begin online in October and culminate in a Multiracial Convening in Northern California on June 28-30, 2022.

We are exploring the intersection of racial identity and education, state-sanctioned policing, personal and professional impacts of racial trauma, the intersectionality of multiple identities and race, experiences of healing and resourcing, connected communication, and more.

Applications are accepted through Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:59pm PST. To learn more, visit theteachingwell.org/racialhealing.

APPLY TODAY: bit.ly/racialhealingaffinitygroups

Has your team talked about communication preferences? Check out these assessment questions from adrienne maree brown.Com...
08/31/2021

Has your team talked about communication preferences? Check out these assessment questions from adrienne maree brown.

Comment below with the juiciest question you want to ask your collaborators.

Welcome to the start of a new year! Self-assess your facilitation approach with prompts from adrienne maree brown.Share ...
08/29/2021

Welcome to the start of a new year! Self-assess your facilitation approach with prompts from adrienne maree brown.

Share these questions with other teachers holding space during this great time of change.

We stand with you in solidarity.

Teachers need opportunities to heal before the school year begins.And all throughout the school year.Comment "I agree," ...
08/27/2021

Teachers need opportunities to heal before the school year begins.

And all throughout the school year.

Comment "I agree," and we'll send you a direct link to the application for educators ready to join racial healing affinity groups. Free for you every month.

If you haven't heard it yet today, it's all going to be OK.Like, comment, or share this post if you're taking it one bra...
08/25/2021

If you haven't heard it yet today, it's all going to be OK.

Like, comment, or share this post if you're taking it one brave and resilient step at a time.

We're walking alongside you.

If you haven't heard it yet today, it's all going to be OK.

Like, comment, or share this post if you're taking it one brave and resilient step at a time.

We're walking alongside you.

Swipe to read how 97% of staff agreed to return this year at one of our partner schools, Digital Pioneers Academy. Have ...
08/23/2021

Swipe to read how 97% of staff agreed to return this year at one of our partner schools, Digital Pioneers Academy. Have a great year, DPA!

Read the full article - link in @theteachingwell bio.

#teachertestimonial #teacherwellness #selfcare #mindfulmentoring #coaching #educatortestimonial #teacherssupportingteach...
07/10/2021

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"Teaching students to 'transgress' against racial, sexual and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom i...
07/04/2021

"Teaching students to 'transgress' against racial, sexual and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is the teacher's most important goal. -bell hooks

#educationforliberation #diversityequityinclusion #teacherstransformingtheworld #wellnessbeyondwhiteness #healingjustice #freedom #collectiveliberation #racialhealing #educatorinspiration

"Teaching students to 'transgress' against racial, sexual and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is the teacher's most important goal. -bell hooks

#educationforliberation #diversityequityinclusion #teacherstransformingtheworld #wellnessbeyondwhiteness #healingjustice #freedom #collectiveliberation #racialhealing #educatorinspiration

"Stepping into purpose is not a process of discovery, it is a process of remembering." -Giulio Brunini...#purpose #remem...
07/02/2021

"Stepping into purpose is not a process of discovery, it is a process of remembering." -Giulio Brunini
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#purpose #rememberyourwhy #somaticexperiencing #intutiveleadership #vulnerageous #courageous #vulnerable #transformativeleadership #teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #mindfulmentoring #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #educateliberatelaboroflove #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #radicalmindfulness #elementaryteacher #highschoolteacher #middleschoolteacher #transformativesel #remember

"Stepping into purpose is not a process of discovery, it is a process of remembering." -Giulio Brunini
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#purpose #rememberyourwhy #somaticexperiencing #intutiveleadership #vulnerageous #courageous #vulnerable #transformativeleadership #teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #mindfulmentoring #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #educateliberatelaboroflove #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #radicalmindfulness #elementaryteacher #highschoolteacher #middleschoolteacher #transformativesel #remember

#teachertestimonial #teacherwellness #selfcare #mindfulmentoring #coaching #educatortestimonial #teacherssupportingteach...
06/30/2021

#teachertestimonial #teacherwellness #selfcare #mindfulmentoring #coaching #educatortestimonial #teacherssupportingteachers ##teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #youareworthit #educateliberatelaboroflove #teachersfollowteachers #healthyschools #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #radicalmindfulness #elementaryteacher #highschoolteacher #middleschoolteacher #transformativesel #fillyourwell #radicalacceptance #somaticexperiencing #regulate4resilience

#teachertestimonial #teacherwellness #selfcare #mindfulmentoring #coaching #educatortestimonial #teacherssupportingteachers ##teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #youareworthit #educateliberatelaboroflove #teachersfollowteachers #healthyschools #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #radicalmindfulness #elementaryteacher #highschoolteacher #middleschoolteacher #transformativesel #fillyourwell #radicalacceptance #somaticexperiencing #regulate4resilience

"People want to know, ‘How can I do this life without experiencing too much pain?’ The sad/beautiful answer is: you can’...
06/28/2021

"People want to know, ‘How can I do this life without experiencing too much pain?’ The sad/beautiful answer is: you can’t. You can either hurt from being closed or you can hurt from being open. And you can hold on, or let go. Both hurt. And only one is the gateway to freedom and joy.” – Allison Falllon

#beauty #sel #humancentered #mindfulmentoring #vicarioustrauma #teacherssupportingteachers #healing #honoringourpain #bloom

"People want to know, ‘How can I do this life without experiencing too much pain?’ The sad/beautiful answer is: you can’t. You can either hurt from being closed or you can hurt from being open. And you can hold on, or let go. Both hurt. And only one is the gateway to freedom and joy.” – Allison Falllon

#beauty #sel #humancentered #mindfulmentoring #vicarioustrauma #teacherssupportingteachers #healing #honoringourpain #bloom

"sitting at the intersection of life and death, love and grief, waiting for a train." -adrienne maree brownAny other edu...
06/26/2021

"sitting at the intersection of life and death, love and grief, waiting for a train." -adrienne maree brown

Any other educators out there feeling philosophical after such an intense school year?

#lifereflections #journey #adultsel #teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #mindfulmentoring #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #transformationalleadership #teachersfollowteachers #humanizingeducation #elementaryteacher #highschoolteacher #middleschoolteacher #transformativesel #radicalacceptance

"sitting at the intersection of life and death, love and grief, waiting for a train." -adrienne maree brown

Any other educators out there feeling philosophical after such an intense school year?

#lifereflections #journey #adultsel #teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #mindfulmentoring #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #transformationalleadership #teachersfollowteachers #humanizingeducation #elementaryteacher #highschoolteacher #middleschoolteacher #transformativesel #radicalacceptance

May the beauty of this day take your breath away.#breathwork #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #beautyishealing #...
06/24/2021

May the beauty of this day take your breath away.

#breathwork #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #beautyishealing #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #youareworthit #healyourself #findyourmedicineanduseit #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #radicalacceptance #somaticexperiencing #regulate4resilience

May the beauty of this day take your breath away.

#breathwork #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #beautyishealing #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #youareworthit #healyourself #findyourmedicineanduseit #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #radicalacceptance #somaticexperiencing #regulate4resilience

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." -Anne Lamott#unplug #fillyourwell...
06/22/2021

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." -Anne Lamott

#unplug #fillyourwell #teacherssupportingteachers #summervacation #resilience #teachersonvacation #rest #mindfulmentoring

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." -Anne Lamott

#unplug #fillyourwell #teacherssupportingteachers #summervacation #resilience #teachersonvacation #rest #mindfulmentoring

#teachertestimonial #teacherwellness #selfcare #mindfulmentoring #coaching #educatortestimonial #teacherssupportingteach...
06/20/2021

#teachertestimonial #teacherwellness #selfcare #mindfulmentoring #coaching #educatortestimonial #teacherssupportingteachers ##teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #youareworthit #educateliberatelaboroflove #teachersfollowteachers #healthyschools #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #radicalmindfulness #elementaryteacher #highschoolteacher #middleschoolteacher #transformativesel #fillyourwell #radicalacceptance #somaticexperiencing #regulate4resilience

#teachertestimonial #teacherwellness #selfcare #mindfulmentoring #coaching #educatortestimonial #teacherssupportingteachers ##teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #youareworthit #educateliberatelaboroflove #teachersfollowteachers #healthyschools #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #radicalmindfulness #elementaryteacher #highschoolteacher #middleschoolteacher #transformativesel #fillyourwell #radicalacceptance #somaticexperiencing #regulate4resilience

06/18/2021

Somatics is a body based theory of change that can move us toward individual, community, and collective liberation through working to embody transformation. Somatics with a social analysis understands the need for deep personal transformation, aligned with liberatory community/collective practices, connected to transformative systemic change. We believe that in order to create transformative spaces for young people to learn we must begin with the adults who hold those spaces.

#teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #listentothebody'swisdom #mindfulmentoring #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #somaticspractice #teacherinspiration #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #educateliberatelaboroflove #teachersfollowteachers #healthyschools #humanizingeducation #fillyourwell #somaticexperiencing #regulate4resilience

52% of teachers surveyed by We Are Teachers in April 2021 reported that they are considering leaving teaching after this...
06/16/2021

52% of teachers surveyed by We Are Teachers in April 2021 reported that they are considering leaving teaching after this year.

75% of teachers say that their mental health is worse after this school year.

Meanwhile, 93% of our teachers report significant changes in wellness habits through the partnership with The Teaching Well.

Click the link in our bio if you think you and your colleagues at your school might benefit from partnering with us.

#teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #mindfulmentoring #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #teacherinspiration #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #youareworthit #educateliberatelaboroflove #teachersfollowteachers #healthyschools #healyourself #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #radicalmindfulness #elementaryteacher #highschoolteacher #middleschoolteacher #transformativesel #fillyourwell #radicalacceptance #somaticexperiencing #regulate4resilience

52% of teachers surveyed by We Are Teachers in April 2021 reported that they are considering leaving teaching after this year.

75% of teachers say that their mental health is worse after this school year.

Meanwhile, 93% of our teachers report significant changes in wellness habits through the partnership with The Teaching Well.

Click the link in our bio if you think you and your colleagues at your school might benefit from partnering with us.

#teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #mindfulmentoring #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #teacherinspiration #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #youareworthit #educateliberatelaboroflove #teachersfollowteachers #healthyschools #healyourself #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #radicalmindfulness #elementaryteacher #highschoolteacher #middleschoolteacher #transformativesel #fillyourwell #radicalacceptance #somaticexperiencing #regulate4resilience

#lgbtqa+teachers #pride #loveislove #justiceequitydiversityinclusion #jediwork #dei #allyship #teachersupportingteachers...
06/14/2021

#lgbtqa+teachers #pride #loveislove #justiceequitydiversityinclusion #jediwork #dei #allyship #teachersupportingteachers #educationforliberation #selfcareforsocialchange #diversityequityinclusion #teacherstransformingtheworld #wellnessbeyondheteronormativity #healingjustice #healthypeoplehealsystems #healthysystemshealpeople

#lgbtqa+teachers #pride #loveislove #justiceequitydiversityinclusion #jediwork #dei #allyship #teachersupportingteachers #educationforliberation #selfcareforsocialchange #diversityequityinclusion #teacherstransformingtheworld #wellnessbeyondheteronormativity #healingjustice #healthypeoplehealsystems #healthysystemshealpeople

As educators, it is imperative we have an awareness of how trauma shows up in our classrooms- in our students, in our co...
06/12/2021

As educators, it is imperative we have an awareness of how trauma shows up in our classrooms- in our students, in our communities and in ourselves. We get to co-create healing centered spaces where trauma can get transmuted.

We believe that this work must begin with ourselves.

"Trauma not transformed will be trauma transferred." -Ashley Judd

#movingfromtraumatotransformation #healingcentered #traumainformed #collectiveliberation #communitycare #healthypeoplehealsystems #healthysystemshealpeople #teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #mindfulmentoring #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #youareworthit #educateliberatelaboroflove #healthyschools #healyourself #findyourmedicineanduseit #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #regulate4resilience

As educators, it is imperative we have an awareness of how trauma shows up in our classrooms- in our students, in our communities and in ourselves. We get to co-create healing centered spaces where trauma can get transmuted.

We believe that this work must begin with ourselves.

"Trauma not transformed will be trauma transferred." -Ashley Judd

#movingfromtraumatotransformation #healingcentered #traumainformed #collectiveliberation #communitycare #healthypeoplehealsystems #healthysystemshealpeople #teacherwellbeing #healthyworkplace #mentalhealthawareness #mindfulmentoring #tapthewellwithin #healigourselvestohealtheworld #educatorwellbeing #selfcarefortherealworld #mindfulnesspractice #teacherinspiration #putonyourownoxygenmaskfirst #transformationalleadership #educatorsustainability #youareworthit #educateliberatelaboroflove #healthyschools #healyourself #findyourmedicineanduseit #humanizingeducation #radicalselfcare #regulate4resilience

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The Teaching Well works in partnership with schools to more effectively support, retain, and leverage the brilliance of their educators. Together, we heal adult culture and create thriving school ecosystems by providing tools for healthy dialogue, emotional regulation, and mindful stress resilience.

We believe that transformation of our public school system relies on the millions of adults who lead within it, and that when these adults are healthy, emotionally regulated, and empowered, all children will thrive.

Our programming model consists of a three-year suite of professional development, alongside regular 1:1 mentoring for administrators and teachers focused on well-being and sustainability. In addition, we offer data-driven feedback on teacher retention and strategic consulting on systemic transformation.

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We are never too young to learn the gift of mindfulness! #mindfulbabies #presentmomen #wonderfulmoment #teachthemwell
Grief sensitive schools - yes!
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If you weren't able to join us today, remember that you can always come back and view the video and participate at your own leisure! I am feeling blessed by those who participated and shared such insightful, appreciative feedback! Have a wonderful evening family
ITS MID - OCTOBER I find that the fatigue, tiredness, and mental exhaustion that often come in October are actually invitations to lean into my flow. By this point in the school year, most of us have laid the foundation for the rest of the semester, but the honeymoon is over and we're starting to meet real challenges - with students, colleagues, systems and in ourselves. Our bodies are beginning to talk to us and let us know we're reaching the "fatigue zone," and rest, restoration and rejuvenation are required. As both of these realities settle within us- the need for rest and the need to stay strong till the holidays - we find ourselves at the intersections of discipline and surrender - and if we can find that magical place where we're doing work that matters, while also trusting the process and nurturing ourselves, we find ourselves in the Flow. SURRENDER What can you let go of to create more ease in your life right now? Who and what can you call upon to be your support and foundation? What would it look like to practice more trust? What part of you needs to be unleashed so more parts of you can rest, relax and soar? DISCIPLINE What core values guide you during challenging times? What are you committed to, in yourself and in your work? What are you unwilling to compromise, no matter what happens? Who are you accountable to, and why? What can you do each day, to stay connected to your larger goals and values, so that when the holidays come, you feel both ready to relax and also proud of your progress??? YOUR TURN What are your self care strategies during the October grind?? What does this reflection bring up for you? What would you like me to discuss during our Live! talk tomorrow??? Comment below! And share!!!
Wonderful reminders on the power of movement.