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Professional Development For Educators

REBOOT for Educators

Building happy, resilient educators who enjoy their work, feel valued, and are equipped to accomplish all the things they need to do every day

Teacher Professional Development Day Agenda

  • 8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. – Check-in & Welcome
  • 9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M. – Mindfulness Practice: Breath Techniques
  • 9:15 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. – Presentation: Relax and Recover
  • 10:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M. – Mindfulness Practice: Guided Meditation
  • 10:15 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – Presentation: Replenish and Rebuild
  • 11:00 A.M. – 11:15 A.M. – Mindfulness Practice: Tapping
  • 11:15 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. – Presentation: Reset and Relaunch
  • 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. – Lunch Break
  • 1:00 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. – Self-Care Is Not Selfish: Toolkit
  • 1:45 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. – Teacher Catch-Up

Relax and Recover

Educators will learn the key skills that will help them to RELAX and RECOVER from these unprecedented times. They will assess their own resiliency and learn how to cope with the challenges educators face daily.

Replenish and Rebuild

Educators will learn the key skills that will help them Replenish their emotional tank and Rebuild a solid mental foundation on which to build their future. They will learn to take stock of how they are managing their energy and put themselves in a more powerful place because of it. They will be able to recognize when their foundation is cracked, identify the cause, and learn the how practicing self-care can repair it.

Reset and Relaunch

Educators will learn the key skills that will help them to Reset their mind and Relaunch their career and life. They will learn how to let go of the past and create their future. They will be able to untangle their mind, feel more relaxed even during difficult times, and be more present in the moment. They will discover how to stay motivated and gain a new sense of control in their life.

Instructional Objectives

  • The participant will be aware of the benefits of self-care, rejuvenation, recovery to self, students, colleagues, and others in their immediate circle of family, colleagues, and friends. The participant may or may not be aware of the toll their expenditure of professional and emotional energy has taken and may be experiencing symptoms of fatigue, stress, undesired habits, fears, phobias, anxiety, and/or physical symptoms such as headache, rash, or digestive issues.
  • The participant will be able to define the stress/thought cycle, identify differences between stress, anxiety, and depression, understand the importance of mindfulness and stress management, increase capacity to effectively manage stress, discover solutions to overcome any challenge and determine appropriate responses.
  • The participant will fill their recovery and rejuvenation toolbox with many tools and skills that can be employed “in the moment” as well as long-term to manage stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, and fatigue. These tools and skills will be available to the participant for self-care as well as teachable tools for students, friends, family, and colleagues.
  • The participant will practice practical coping strategies and be comfortable utilizing multiple stress management techniques.
  • The participant will be able to readily recognize when the need to employ tools from their tool kit such as mindful breathing, meditation, restorative yoga, emotional freedom technique (tapping) to address self-care needs and/or teach/share the techniques with students and others.
  • The participant will value the importance of self-care and appreciate how it helps create happier, healthier students, friends, family, and colleagues.
  • The participant will be able to use these skills to help their students succeed in the game of life.


Bev Waters Shankman
  • Integrated Healing Arts Practitioner; South West Institute of Healing Arts, Tempe, Arizona, 2018
  • Plant Based Living; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2015
  • Integrated Nutrition, Health and Wellness Coach; Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, New York. 2012
  • MPA, Public Health Track; Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs; Cleveland, OH; 2004. Capstone: “Chronic Disease Management and Prevention.”
  • BA, Health Services Administration; Ursuline College; Cleveland, OH; 1988
Stephen Pelton
  • ACE Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise
  • Behavior Change Specialist, American Council on Exercise
  • Realizing Resilience Masterclass, PositivePsychology.com
  • Masters of Business Administration, Finance, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Information Systems, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts, Printmaking and Ceramics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Christopher Milo
  • Resiliency certified through Summit County Educational Service Center
  • QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention, The QPR Institute, Inc.

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