Teaching Wellness


Course No. ED475k, ED575k


Post-Pandemic Stress Disorder (PPSD) is a new term coined to describe a significant disability some of our colleagues and students experienced in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. The constant stress, anxiety, and fear experienced during the pandemic caused severe emotional distress many have had difficulty processing. Now more than ever, it is crucial to focus on learning new strategies to cope with this disorder. 

This course will focus on supporting you in gaining practical everyday self-care techniques to combat PPSD such as increasing your energy, reducing your stress, centering yourself, and regaining your purpose for teaching. You will also be introduced to tools that help your students work through trauma, making supportive connections and inspiring them to take pride in their class work. As THI’s presenter Dario Mobini states, “We, as teachers, can help our students to thrive in a time of fear, war, and uncertainty.”  So, join us on this journey of healing and rejuvenation.

The materials covered apply to K-12 and will be appropriate for all school staff (administrators, teachers, support staff, and instructional assistants).

This course includes ten (10) hours of Zoom presentations.
Dates and times are:  Monday, July 11th – Friday, July 15th, 2022

Each day there will be two 1-hour presentations.
      1st presentation starts at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PST)
      (A 15-minute break)
      2nd presentation starts at 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (PST)

Topics covered are:
*  Building Relationships With Kids At The Edges.  By John Creger, M.A.
*  Cultivating A Social-Emotional Mindset. By Ann DeChenne, M.Ed.
*  How To Work Easier: Ideas From A Math Teacher. By Aleta Doss, M.Ed.
*  Mastering Motivation: Timing & Focus. By Mary Ann Johnson, M.Ed.
*  Shining Our Light: How Teacher Wellness Fosters Student Success. By Alison Leepin, M.Ed.
*  Five Strategies For Alleviating Pandemic Fatigue. By Brenda McKinney, M.A.
*  Making Authentic Connections With Students. By Dario Mobini, M. Ed.
*  Brain-Based Learning & More.  By Laurel Pederson, M. Ed. & Ed.D. 
*  Finding Your Purpose For Teaching.  By Sarah Rosman, M.A.Ed.
*  Reducing Stress: Using Emotional Freedom Techniques. By Shelley Baker White, M.A. Ed

The presenter’s recording, PowerPoint presentations, and presentation resource sheet will be made available within 24 hours of the Zoom session.
Participants missing a live presentation may view the recorded version on this Padlet.  

Download this important document on Zoom links, schedules, presenters, descriptions, participation, and bios.

The registration period for this course will end on July 18th. After that date, we will not be accepting new registrations.
This is a six (6) month course, and it will no longer be available after January 15th, 2023. Please make sure all of your assignments are completed before then.

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  • Learned the effects that trauma could have on student learning outcomes
  • Identified the needs of hard-to-reach students.
  • Learned strategies on motivation to enhance student growth and wellness. 
  • Fostered a need to prioritize self-care to improve successful outcomes for students.
  • Gained strategies to overcome pandemic fatigue. 
  • Learned how to develop authentic connections with students.
  • Learned techniques for relaxing the body and mind.
  • Learned how to reduce stress and anxiety among staff and students.

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