A Unique Approach to Professional Development
Most teacher professional development focuses on curriculum delivery. CARE for Teachers is different because it promotes core skills and dispositions teachers need to create and maintain supportive learning environments while retaining their well-being and love of teaching.
Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but it can also be one of the most stressful. CARE is a unique program designed to help teachers reduce stress and enliven their teaching by promoting awareness, presence, compassion, reflection, and inspiration – the inner resources they need to help students flourish, socially, emotionally, and academically.
Cutting-edge neuroscience confirms that practicing mindfulness facilitates awareness and self-regulation and develops the capacity for a calm, focused mind — a mind with the openness, responsiveness and sensitivity for optimal teaching, guiding, and learning. For teachers, these resources can provide the inner strength to be powerfully present and emotionally responsive. As a result, teachers become effective guides, and influential models of healthy social and emotional behavior.
What is CARE?
CARE for Teachers is a unique professional development program that helps teachers handle the stresses and rediscover the joys of teaching. Developed by the Garrison Institute to meet the specific needs of K-12 teachers, CARE is not another curriculum and does not increase teachers’ workload. Instead, it offers them tools and resources for reducing stress, preventing burnout, enlivening teaching and helping students thrive socially, emotionally and academically.
How does CARE work?
Based upon current research on the neuroscience of emotion, CARE introduces emotion skills instruction to promote understanding, recognition and regulation of emotion. To reduce stress, and to promote awareness and presence applied to teaching, CARE introduces basic mindfulness activities, such as short periods of silent reflection, and progresses to activities that demonstrate how to bring mindfulness to challenging situations teachers often encounter. Through these activities, teachers learn to bring greater calm, mindfulness and awareness into the classroom to enhance their relationships with their students, their classroom management, and curricular implementation. The CARE program also promotes empathy and compassion through caring practice and mindful listening activities.
In order to participate, you need to REGISTER for ONE of the following 2-day training sessions: (click the training session you wish to attend)
- June Training Session: 6/4/18 – 6/5/18 from 9a.m. – 4p.m.
- August Training Session: 8/2/18 – 8/3/18 from 9a.m. – 4p.m.
The June training will be held at the Centennial Barn, centrally located at 110 Compton Rd, 45215. We are still confirming the August location. We recognize the training is taking time out of your summer so we will be giving you a $100 gift card for participating!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE 5/11/18