Teacher Self-Care & Classroom Management
Explore practical ways to attune to the needs of your students, while honoring and caring for yourself in the process. Sarah Clark, a K-6 classroom teacher and intervention specialist will share a suite of self-care practices and daily classroom activities that create a healthy and welcoming learning environment. These strategies pro-actively reduced classroom stress and the need for extreme interventions…
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Sarah Clark, MAT, RYT
January 11, 2020
8:30 - 11:30 am
Still Moving Yoga
Create a classroom environment where everyone can thrive — including the teacher!
Teachers who have created positive teacher-student relationships that are more likely to have the above average effects on student achievement. --John Hattie
Research supports the importance of the teacher-student relationship as paramount to academic and social/emotional growth. This workshop will help you explore practical ways to attune to the needs of your students, while honoring and caring for yourself in the process.
Over the last 12 years, Sarah Clark—K-6 classroom teacher, intervention specialist, and certified Yoga Calm instructor—has developed a suite of self-care practices and daily classroom activities (K-8) that create a healthy and welcoming learning environment. These strategies proactively reduced classroom stress and the need for extreme interventions.
Sarah recognizes the difficulties of the current education system and honors teachers and students alike by helping develop strategies and daily practices to create safe, social and productive classrooms.
What You Will Learn
- Brain basics: Polyvagal (social engagement) theory, trauma-informed care, and the importance of nervous system regulation to transform your classroom into a safe and social place for learning.
- How to identify and prevent the stress response in yourself and your students.
- How to integrate simple breathing, movement, mindfulness and other evidence-based practices into your daily class routine to regulate, build classroom community, and foster resilience.
- Simple art projects and other creative, sensory experiences that develop self-awareness,regulation and self-expression – and that meet academic standards.
In addition, you will learn how to create your own “Nervous System Emergency Kit” consisting of sensory tools you can access in moments of stress in the classroom to help you regulate and ground.
One of the hallmarks of a Yoga Calm workshop is the collegial sharing and support from other passionate and creative educators and therapists who come from around the region. This workshop format models Yoga Calm’s approach in the classroom, where self-care in a supportive community context serves as the foundation for cognitive and social/emotional learning.
By honoring educators' intelligence, training and gifts, and supporting their health, well-being and job satisfaction, we can create an environment where both staff and the youth they serve can truly thrive.
$75 ($60 for Certified Yoga Calm Instructors. Contact us for discount code).
10% Discount for groups of three or more.
No previous experience required.
Small group setting with registrations limited to 15.
Professional Development Credit
A certificate of completion documenting three clock hours/PDUs will be provided upon request.
Sarah Clark, MAT, RYT 200, Yoga Calm Teacher and Trainer is an experienced K-6 teacher and intervention specialist who is currently supporting teachers to implement Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Portland Public schools.
Early in her career, Sarah recognized the importance of prioritizing teacher self-care and received her Yoga Calm Youth & Adult Instructor certifications.
Sarah specializes in trauma-informed classroom strategies, social emotional learning, and integration of arts and common core standards in her work with students and staff. Sarah's compassion and enthusiasm make learning fun and give inspiration and hope to anyone who works with kids.