If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.”   -Donald Quinn

 

ONE-on-ONE COACHING

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ONLINE COURSES

Teacher Stress Code Coming online Soon.

Mother? Hero? Rescuer? Sage? Good Cop Bad Cop? Friend? Who are we when we teach? By the end of this workshop you will understand how your stress type influences your teaching, marking, classroom management, prep time and your lunch time!   You’ll recognize, stop, and give a healthier expression to your stress type in your life – so you can teach with less stress, guilt, worry, and overwhelm…and find joy in your job.

 

There is Enough Time Coming online soon

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Put into Practice:

✓ Recognizing the triggers that cause us to take on too much and become overwhelmed. Learn to plan with the rhythm of the year. Discover the Do’s & Don’ts of Marking & Planning. Empower yourself with the power of a professional no. Create time in your day.

 

WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS

Replace the top 3 mistakes even smart teachers make that keep them stressed and exhausted, with 3 powerful solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dealing with Compassion Fatigue

Discover practical solutions around:  The signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue; Setting & negotiating kind boundaries; Engaging in self-care and keeping our passion lit; Responding to systemic frustrations as teacher advocates for justice; and school-based solutions for a culture of care.

 

 


A portion of proceeds from all coaching, courses and workshops is donated to Shannen’s Dream. Shannen Koostachin was a youth education advocate from the Attawapiskat First Nation in Ontario. She advocated for safe, comfy schools and culturally-based education for First Nation Children. She passed away in a car accident in 2012 at the age of 15. Shannen’s Dream supports reconciliation and equitable funding in education for indigenous children in Canada through the First Nations Caring Society.

In 1988 I had the opportunity to visit Attawapiskat as part of a school-exchange program when I was a grade 8 student. We witnessed the devastating effects of the legacy of colonialism. Many First Nations schools receive less funding per student than provincial and territorial schools, and zero dollars for things like libraries, computers, languages or extracurricular activities. Inequitable funding often results in unsafe learning environments that may pose serious health concerns, including mold contamination, high carbon dioxide levels, rodent infestations, sewage, and inadequate or lack of heating. In fact, the new school built in Attawapiskat in 2012 replaced the previous school that had been built on contaminated ground (a diesel spill) and was deemed a serious health hazard.

On that trip, we also witnessed the resilient spirit of the people of Attawapiskat, of which a young woman like Shannen is just one example. The impact of that trip has stayed with me. Reconciliation is a journey that has just begun for Canada. To learn more about Shannen’s Dream and the work towards equity in education funding for Indigenous youth in Canada please visit www.fncaringsociety.org