Teacher Self-Care Conference One Day Institute- Houston

Saturday, January 25 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [EST]

4450, University Drive, Houston, TX, 77204, United States

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Saturday, January 25 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Let us cut straight to the chase….if you are a teacher then your mental health can’t afford for you to not join us in Houston on January 25, 2020, for our second stop during our 2019-2020 Teacher Self-Care Tour!
So now you may be thinking "what the heck is the Teacher Self-Care Conference?”
The short answer is, it’s the ultimate self-care event for teachers.
The long answer is so much better though. The Annual Teacher Self-Care event is the only conference that is created by teachers for teachers with an intimate focus on TEACHER SELF-CARE.

When you are here…you are at home.

If you are a new teacher, you get to network and collaborate with seasoned teachers who understand the mental pressures of being a teacher.
If you are a veteran teacher you get to be in the company of fellow teachers who are eager to help their fellow teachers find mental peace.
No matter where you are in teaching, you will learn from EDUCATIONAL GURUS who are speaking to the spirit of teachers.

So wherever you are in your journey - we got what you need to level up from a mental health perspective!

During this epic one-day event we will be covering:

  • The latest strategies to address the INCREASING DEMANDS of teaching and learning.
  • How to leverage YOUR EXPERIENCE and skills to address the gaps in how you take care of yourself.
  • Strategies for making YOU a priority while still working to be the best teacher you can be.
  • How to build a toolbox of strategies that will help you REASSESS WHAT YOU NEED to make the current school year the best one yet.
  • Much, much more

That doesn’t even take into consideration the game-changing nuggets you will pick up just from being in a room with fellow teachers from around the world and who genuinely want to see you succeed. Life-long relationships are formed at Teacher Self-Care events - and their value is PRICELESS.

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About the Organizer

The average teacher makes roughly 1,500 decisions per day. With the overwhelming weight of these decisions and lack of training on how to process them, there’s no wonder that teachers are citing stress as one of the major decisions to leave education. But what if things could be different? What if teachers had a safe space to collaborate with others around mental health? Through structured programming, self-care resources and research, the Teacher Self-Care Conference equips educators with strategies and resources to navigate through the highs and lows of the classroom, while ensuring that their mental health remains at the forefront of not only their careers but their lives. The average teacher makes roughly 1,500 decisions per day. With the overwhelming weight of these decisions and lack of training on how to process them, there’s no wonder that teachers are citing stress as one of the major decisions to leave education. But what if things could be different? What if teachers had a safe space to collaborate with others around mental health? Through structured programming, self-care resources and research, the Teacher Self-Care Conference equips educators with strategies and resources to navigate through the highs and lows of the classroom, while ensuring that their mental health remains at the forefront of not only their careers but their lives.

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Event Schedule

  • January 25, 2020
08:00 AM
to
08:45 AM
Track : Keynote

Keynote Speaker

Ballroom

Join us for an earth-shaking, soul-shattering Keynote Speaker from Jeremy Adams, renowned author, and speaker who has been featured in the LA Times!

Jeremy Adams

09:00 AM
to
10:15 AM
Track : Teaching Strategies

How to Teacher for Twenty Years and Love It

In this session learn how to find joy in teaching from a veteran teacher.

Tamara V. Russell

Track : Teacher Mental Health

Overcoming the People Pleaser Syndrome

Hi, I'm Meredith, and I'm a recovering people pleaser. If you are too, that's okay! In this workshop we're diving into the roots of how why we're so afraid to let others down and how the detrimental effects of people-pleasing can play out in our lives as teachers and people. I'll also share with you a bit of my own journey and what's helped me start beating the stubborn people-pleasing habit. The goal of this workshop is to find the courage to start putting our own needs and dreams first, express our authentic selves in our classrooms and our lives, and stop caring as much about that age-old question, "But what are they going to THINK?" You'll walk away with a real shift in your mindset and attitude so that you can start pleasing yourself--instead of others all the time-- without feeling guilty about it.

Meredith Newlin

Track : Teacher Mental Health

How to Avoid the Dreaded Teacher Uniform

Teaching can literally suck the style right of you, if you let it. What starts out as cute little sweater sets and trendy pants can easily turn into school polo shirts and the cleanest pair of khakis closest to your bed. You focus more on meetings, the lesson plans, the after school tutorials and trying to make your classroom the talk of the teacher's lounge and less time on how you present yourself. The goal of this session is to remind educators that investing in your personal style doesn't make you less effective as a teacher, its a form of self-care. We will discuss strategies such as shopping your own closet, building the basics of a capsule wardrobe and how to make the school dress code work for you. During the session, participants will discuss, reflect and strategize actionable steps to Avoid the Teacher Uniform.

Reiko Foster

Track : Teacher Mental Health

There's Greatness in You: Fighting the Imposter Syndrome

Teaching is a demanding and highly complex activity that sometimes leaves us feeling inadequate and filled with self-doubt. We will work to understand what it takes to strengthen and sustain ourselves as mathematics educators by answering one question: How do we step into our greatness?

Laila Nur

Track : Teacher Burnout

Demoralization or Burnout

Self-care heals burnout best when its root causes are addressed. Demoralization lies at the root of most teacher burnout. This workshop presents the 5 causes of teacher demoralization. Participants create an initial plan to address one significant cause of demoralization in their lives. Following a 5-10 minute meditation on the kind of teaching day each teacher would find most personally fulfilling (the kind of day that would use all their gifts and inspire their students), participants can inspire each other by discussing the key points of the meditation. Next, we examine the 5 causes of demoralization. Finally, participants identify an empowering “game-changer” from their list to focus on creating in the upcoming quarter or semester. They identify which causes of demoralization are blocking their game-changer from becoming reality and brainstorm where to create boundaries in order to make space for it in their life. Participants create a plan for bringing their game-changer into their lives. They leave the workshop armed with their initial plan.

Diana Zwinak

Track : Teacher Burnout

The Happy Teacher Revolution

Happy Teacher Revolution is a Baltimore-born, international movement with the mission to organize and conduct support groups for teachers in the field of mental health and wellness to increase teacher happiness, retention, and professional sustainability. This discussion-based session explores caregiver burnout, vicarious trauma, the importance of self-care in the field of education, and the necessity for teachers to feel empowered to claim happiness as their own as a "best-practice" to help students. Participants will engage in an experiential learning opportunity by participating in a “demo” Happy Teacher Revolution meeting as part of this session.

10:30 AM
to
11:45 AM
Track : Teacher Mental Health

Status Quo Whoas: Rethinking the Good Teacher Narrative

There are countless spoken and unspoken expectations that educators feel they must meet to be considered effective. In their efforts to fulfill these standards, many teachers burn-out and ultimately leave the classroom altogether. In this session, participants will engage in live polls, discussion, and brief activities where they will examine common limiting beliefs about effective teaching. Participants will also identify connections between teaching norms and self-care, and rethink teaching norms by drafting a belief statement. Participants will leave empowered to battle burn-out by re imagining good teaching through the lens of authenticity. They will be able to re-imagine examine self-care beyond trends and restore (or maintain!) their love of teaching. Audience engagement will include: a.) 3 live polls throughout the session using polling website Slido.com b.) Gallery Walk activity at the start of the session c.) Q&A d.) Group & pair prompted discussions

Track : Teacher Mental Health

Are You Financially Fit to Quit

Many decide to leave the profession due to stress and burnout; however, they do not think of the financial consequences. Also, most do not create a clear and strategic exit plan. Sometimes, they don't have time to think about their next move due to losing a teaching or administrative position. Are You Financially Fit to Quit is a workshop geared to help educators take a meaningful look at why they want to quit teaching. What makes them want to leave or what makes them stay. Next, participants will assess their personal, emotional, and physical lives. Then they will reflect on what they need to survive financially, i.e. mortgage/rent, health care, family responsibilities, etc. Finally, participants will think on their next move; job hunting, freelancing, retirement, etc. The goal of the workshop is for educators to realistically assess their financial stability before making a decision to walk away from teaching. Another goal is for participants to walk away with a basic plan or to outline how to financially maintain one's standard of living upon resigning or retiring. Finally, the last goal is to give participants an overview of what to expect financially when one makes a decision to leave the profession. The participants will have the opportunity to collaborate through discussion with their peers. They will communicate their opinions, fears, ideas, and suggestions. Lastly, they will begin to design their own plan of action to financially support their employment decision. The workshop, Are You Financially Fit to Quit is designed to provide participants with resources including links to associations, budgeting strategies, and articles. They will also receive a Get Fit to Quit Plan that can be individually completed after the conference.

Track : Teacher Mental Health

M.O.V.E. Movement Overcomes Virtually Everything

Do you remember that song by Nina Sky, Move Your Body? Our brains love it when we groove, even if in our seats! There is an abundance of research to support the need for movement in our lives, everyday, not just to strengthen our bodies but to also strengthen our minds. Participants will try different types of movement that they can easily add to their day, both inside and outside the classroom. They will learn about the science behind movement and learning, as well as how it has many benefits for our minds, bodies and souls. They will reflect on their current daily activity level and work out a plan to add more and varied movement to their day. In addition, they will plan out how they can incorporate movement into their classes so that students are less sedentary and more engaged. Participants will receive a list of different tools they can use to track their progress including apps and calendars. They will also gain access to resources I have created. They will leave enlightened, empowered, and of course, with a mini dance party! As Beyonce said, “Wanna party, wanna dance, wanna be myself tonight! Hey!”

Track : Teacher Mental Health

Is Teacher Self-Care a Thing?

When a teacher asked me if teacher self-care was a thing, I realized that it was something I would have said before I burned out in 2015. As educators, we need to be aware of our yellow zone or the warning signs of burn-out but more importantly, we need to understand that self-care is not an indulgence but necessary in the work we do. Self-care is the ability to meet the needs of others while meeting our own needs. This often requires putting ourselves first and letting go of guilt which many educators find difficult. In this workshop, I will speak briefly about my experience of professional burn-out and introduce my own simple self-care strategies and the need for new healthy habits. The workshop will also include examples of teacher myths, mindsets & beliefs that can hinder self-care. Participants will reflect and share some of their own myths, mindsets & beliefs with the goal of challenging them so we can make better choices.

Track : Teacher Mental Health

From Secretly Frustrated to Openly Fulfilled: How to Be Your Own Success Story

Are you secretly frustrated and living a private life of overwhelm? Do you sometimes feel guilty for wanting to make certain changes in your life? Does it seem as if you are stuck in a cycle of waking up in the mornings – only wanting to throw the covers back over your head because you dread walking into a new day executing the same unfulfilling routines? Or are you simply grateful for a life that (truthfully) you no longer (fully) enjoy living? In this 60-minute interactive workshop participants will learn how to effectively integrate habits and practices that create and sustain life fulfillment into their daily life regardless of their daily schedules. Participants will receive tips and tools on how to achieve and maintain daily harmony within themselves while contributing to the harmony and collective wellness of those around them. This workshop is ideal for those seeking to create a personal life culture and climate that soars and thrives.

Tunja Morton

Track : Teacher Mental Health

Latinax, Hispanic: What Does it Mean and How Can it Effect Self-Care?

1.This presentation will aim help administrators and teachers support both teachers on campus and on their grade level teams and students who identify as part of the Latinx/Hispanic community. 2. Participants will be provided handout of the presentation to be able to follow along with powerpoint/Google Slide presentation. 3. Participants will learn the definitions of the terms Latinx and Hispanic and that each is an ethnicity not race and there is no one way to look or sound as a part of this community. Participants will learn strategies to support both teachers and students who identify as a part of this community. 4. Participants will also be encouraged to ask questions and give their testimony. 5. Participants will learn ways to spot microaggressions against Latinx/Hispanic teachers and students, and how to speak out.

Cristina Gonzales

11:45 AM
to
12:45 PM
Track : Panel

[Panel] Thriving Under Difficult Leadership: How I Survived.

01:00 PM
to
02:15 PM
Track : Teaching Strategies

Using Music and the Creative Arts for Personal and Professional Self-Care

Join us to find fun, fabulous, and creative ways to incorporate the arts in to your self-care plan. Attendees will participate in short activities that promote reflection and rejuvenation through music, movement, and creative arts. Together, we will organize your ideas and add an arts-integrated section to your self-care plan.

Kelsey Scheuerman

Track : Teacher Mental Health

How to Avoid the Dreaded Teacher Uniform

Teaching can literally suck the style right of you, if you let it. What starts out as cute little sweater sets and trendy pants can easily turn into school polo shirts and the cleanest pair of khakis closest to your bed. You focus more on meetings, the lesson plans, the after school tutorials and trying to make your classroom the talk of the teacher's lounge and less time on how you present yourself. The goal of this session is to remind educators that investing in your personal style doesn't make you less effective as a teacher, its a form of self-care. We will discuss strategies such as shopping your own closet, building the basics of a capsule wardrobe and how to make the school dress code work for you. During the session, participants will discuss, reflect and strategize actionable steps to Avoid the Teacher Uniform.

Reiko Foster

Track : Teacher Mental Health

5 Steps Teachers Can Take to Build a Career That Fuels Passion

Are you ready to disrupt the patterns and walk in your purpose? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, teachers are about 30 percent more likely than non-teachers to work a second job. Unfortunately, most times these “jobs” are based on necessity not passion. As teachers you have successfully developed many transferrable skills that can turn your passion into profit. Join me for this hands-on and interactive workshop where we explore 5 steps teachers can take to identify skills that will help them leverage their vision and move forward into victory. Through a co-active environment, participants engage in tools to help foster reflection, develop goals, and action plans in order to be the masters of their own destiny! During this process, it becomes clear that by networking our pieces in deliberately focused ways, we lay the foundation for preparation to meet opportunity. Participants will be exposed and engaged in a process that teaches them how to: 1. Clarify and Identify Vision 2. Create a SMART Goal 3. Construct an Action Plan 4. Craft an Accountability Plan 5. Compose a Digital Vision Board

Carol Campbell

Track : Teacher Mental Health

There's Greatness in You: Fighting the Imposter Syndrome

Are you ready to disrupt the patterns and walk in your purpose? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, teachers are about 30 percent more likely than non-teachers to work a second job. Unfortunately, most times these “jobs” are based on necessity not passion. As teachers you have successfully developed many transferrable skills that can turn your passion into profit. Join me for this hands-on and interactive workshop where we explore 5 steps teachers can take to identify skills that will help them leverage their vision and move forward into victory. Through a co-active environment, participants engage in tools to help foster reflection, develop goals, and action plans in order to be the masters of their own destiny! During this process, it becomes clear that by networking our pieces in deliberately focused ways, we lay the foundation for preparation to meet opportunity. Participants will be exposed and engaged in a process that teaches them how to: 1. Clarify and Identify Vision 2. Create a SMART Goal 3. Construct an Action Plan 4. Craft an Accountability Plan 5. Compose a Digital Vision Board

Laila Nur

Track : Teacher Mental Health

The Keys to Caring for You: Using the Enneagram as a Tool For Self-Care

What if exploring your unique personality showed you a path to better self-care? The Enneagram is a personality typing tool that is used to help us care for our body, mind, and soul. Teachers across the world are using the Enneagram to develop better mental and physical practices that create a sustainable work/life balance individual to them. In this introduction to the personality typing tool known as the Enneagram, educators will examine the nine different lenses in which we view the world. These are key to understanding the self and others as we cannot change what we do not name. This session will help educators figure out their type, and they will walk away with self-care tools that are distinct to their personality. This increase in self-awareness will also help educators set better boundaries and effectively communicate with their teams. Educators will engage with the nine personality types through storytelling, research, and group discussion/ reflection. They will conclude knowing their type and many additions to their self-care toolbox. No previous Enneagram knowledge required.

Sara Amick

02:30 PM
to
03:45 PM
Track : Teacher Mental Health

Status Quo to Whoa: Rethinking the Good Teacher Narrative

There are countless spoken and unspoken expectations that educators feel they must meet to be considered effective. In their efforts to fulfill these standards, many teachers burn-out and ultimately leave the classroom altogether. In this session, participants will engage in live polls, discussion, and brief activities where they will examine common limiting beliefs about effective teaching. Participants will also identify connections between teaching norms and self-care, and rethink teaching norms by drafting a belief statement. Participants will leave empowered to battle burn-out by re imagining good teaching through the lens of authenticity. They will be able to re-imagine examine self-care beyond trends and restore (or maintain!) their love of teaching. Audience engagement will include: a.) 3 live polls throughout the session using polling website Slido.com b.) Gallery Walk activity at the start of the session c.) Q&A d.) Group & pair prompted discussions

Alexis Shepherd

Track : Teacher Mental Health

M.O.V.E. Movement Overcomes Virtually Everything

Do you remember that song by Nina Sky, Move Your Body? Our brains love it when we groove, even if in our seats! There is an abundance of research to support the need for movement in our lives, every day, not just to strengthen our bodies but to also strengthen our minds. Participants will try different types of movement that they can easily add to their day, both inside and outside the classroom. They will learn about the science behind movement and learning, as well as how it has many benefits for our minds, bodies, and souls. They will reflect on their current daily activity level and work out a plan to add more and varied movement to their day. In addition, they will plan out how they can incorporate movement into their classes so that students are less sedentary and more engaged. Participants will receive a list of different tools they can use to track their progress including apps and calendars. They will also gain access to the resources I have created. They will leave enlightened, empowered, and of course, with a mini dance party! As Beyonce said, “Wanna party, wanna dance, wanna be myself tonight! Hey!”

Alexis Shepherd

Track : Teacher Mental Health

Are You Financially Fit to Quit

Many decide to leave the profession due to stress and burnout; however, they do not think of the financial consequences. Also, most do not create a clear and strategic exit plan. Sometimes, they don't have time to think about their next move due to losing a teaching or administrative position. Are You Financially Fit to Quit is a workshop geared to help educators take a meaningful look at why they want to quit teaching. What makes them want to leave or what makes them stay. Next, participants will assess their personal, emotional, and physical lives. Then they will reflect on what they need to survive financially, i.e. mortgage/rent, health care, family responsibilities, etc. Finally, participants will think on their next move; job hunting, freelancing, retirement, etc. The goal of the workshop is for educators to realistically assess their financial stability before making a decision to walk away from teaching. Another goal is for participants to walk away with a basic plan or to outline how to financially maintain one's standard of living upon resigning or retiring. Finally, the last goal is to give participants an overview of what to expect financially when one makes a decision to leave the profession. The participants will have the opportunity to collaborate through discussion with their peers. They will communicate their opinions, fears, ideas, and suggestions. Lastly, they will begin to design their own plan of action to financially support their employment decision. The workshop, Are You Financially Fit to Quit is designed to provide participants with resources including links to associations, budgeting strategies, and articles. They will also receive a Get Fit to Quit Plan that can be individually completed after the conference.

Cassandra Washington

Track : Teacher Mental Health

The Keys to Caring for You: Using the Enneagram as a Tool For Self-Care

What if exploring your unique personality showed you a path to better self-care? The Enneagram is a personality typing tool that is used to help us care for our body, mind, and soul. Teachers across the world are using the Enneagram to develop better mental and physical practices that create a sustainable work/life balance individual to them. In this introduction to the personality typing tool known as the Enneagram, educators will examine the nine different lenses in which we view the world. These are key to understanding the self and others as we cannot change what we do not name. This session will help educators figure out their type, and they will walk away with self-care tools that are distinct to their personality. This increase in self-awareness will also help educators set better boundaries and effectively communicate with their teams. Educators will engage with the nine personality types through storytelling, research, and group discussion/ reflection. They will conclude knowing their type and many additions to their self-care toolbox. No previous Enneagram knowledge required.

Sara Amick

Track : Teacher Burnout

The Happy Teacher Revolution

Happy Teacher Revolution is a Baltimore-born, international movement with the mission to organize and conduct support groups for teachers in the field of mental health and wellness to increase teacher happiness, retention, and professional sustainability. This discussion-based session explores caregiver burnout, vicarious trauma, the importance of self-care in the field of education, and the necessity for teachers to feel empowered to claim happiness as their own as a "best-practice" to help students. Participants will engage in an experiential learning opportunity by participating in a “demo” Happy Teacher Revolution meeting as part of this session.

Danna Thomas

03:50 PM
to
04:00 PM

Self Affirmation Closing Activity

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