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Joys of Teaching Community of Practice: Promoting a Culture of Self-Care by Building Resilience, Before, During and After a Crisis!

April 27, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Joys of Teaching Community of Practice Session 4: Promoting a Culture of Self-Care by Building Resilience, Before, During and After a Crisis!

Taking care of yourself is an important part of being a caregiver. It can be challenging to prioritize time for yourself when you have so many other things in your life to tend too and COVID-19 only magnified this existing challenge. If you are not feeling well, healthy, and nurtured, your stress and fatigue can impact others including the children in your care and your colleagues. It can be easy to forget that adults influence the climate in their classrooms and contribute greatly to the school culture. With some intention and best practices, even the most stressful situations can be managed by adults to ensure that the school environment is one of peace and safety where all can thrive. This session will introduce educators to the concept of healthy stress, unhealthy stress and chronic stress. Not all stressful events lead to harmful outcomes including COVID-19. During our two hours together we will explore practices that reduce stress and build resilience. In addition we will discuss research on COVID-19 and how vulnerable populations experience adversity at higher rates due to COVID-19. Resilience is one way we can combat the impact COVID-19 continues to have on our children, families and friends. Resilience is not a trait we are born with or without, it is a skillset we can develop by focusing on the following six areas: self-awareness, self-regulation, mental agility, strengths of character, connection and optimism. Resilience is one small way we can buffer stress and create classroom climates that are rooted in social-emotional learning. This session will provide folks with lots of opportunity to chat about what works for them with regard to self-care and identify many ways in which they can cultivate their skills of resilience.

The Joys of Teaching Community of Practice will meet monthly on the fourth Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm EST through June 2022. The cost is free. Each COP is approved for 2 hours of ECE-TRIS credit.  

For more information on our Communities of Practice, go to www.4cforkids.org/training/communities-of-practice 

For a downloadable flyer, click here.

COPs in 2022 are being planned as virtual events with the potential for in person opportunities in the future. 

Thank you to our sponsors at the Lift a Life Foundation and Metro United Way for making this a free opportunity for our early childhood community.

Notice: This is an online class.  Please make sure you include a valid email address when registering and that you have internet and email access at the time of the session. This session will be conducted via Zoom, and you will be required to participate via video and audio through a computer, phone, or tablet. All classes are on Eastern Standard Time.

Level 3  CDA 5, 6  CC 3   Audience-All

2 Credit Hours


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April 27, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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