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Mindfulness and Adult Social and Emotional Learning

Event:  Mindful Teachers Weekly Drop-In

Description:  Mindful Teachers is a weekly Friday drop-in for educators from throughout the district.  We meet on Teams and create a healing and supportive space and practice a variety of mindfulness, relaxation, and self-care skills.

Dates:  Ongoing (Every Friday)
Registration Information:  The link to Microsoft Teams can be found on the RCPS Intranet Mindfulness page. Click here and enter your RCPS username and password to access. 
Start Time:  9:00 a.m.
End Time:  9:20 a.m.
Target Audience:  Teachers/School Counselors
Instructor/Contact Information:  Laurie Seidel,  Coordinator of Mindfulness Education  lseidel@rcps.info

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Course:  
Summer Book Club - Permission to Feel  
Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

Description:  Enjoy summer reading and time with colleagues!  We will read the book Permission to Feel:  Unlocking the power of emotions to help our kids, ourselves, and our society thrive by Marc Brackett, PhD, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor of the Yale Child Study Center. Meetings will include a short opening practice followed by review and reflection on the week’s chapters and discussion questions.  

Dates

June 23

June 30

July 7

July 14

July 21

July 28


Registration Information:  eSchedule 
Start Time:  3:30 p.m.
End Time:  4:15 p.m.
Recertification Points:  15 points
Target Audience:  All Staff
Instructor/Contact Information:  Laurie Seidel,  Coordinator of Mindfulness Education  lseidel@rcps.info

Odette Iferika, School Counseling Coordinator -Taylor Learning Academy, oiferika@rcps.info

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Course:  Self-Care and Resilience Series 

Description:  These 30-minute online sessions are for all RCPS staff who would like to learn more about self-care and build resilience. You will learn practical self-care skills that can support you in remaining centered, steady, and self-compassionate while at work. Three sessions are offered in the series; each with a different theme and opportunity to practice a variety of self-care skills.

Dates

June 28

July 19

July 26

Registration Information:  eSchedule 
Start Time:  3:30 p.m.
End Time:  4:00 p.m.
Recertification Points:  5 points
Target Audience:  All Staff
Instructor/Contact Information:  Laurie Seidel,  Coordinator of Mindfulness Education  lseidel@rcps.info

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Course:  Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education CARE for Teachers

Description:  
CARE is designed to support stress reduction and promote well-being by increasing awareness, presence, compassion, reflection, and inspiration.  CARE is SEL for adults.  These inner resources help us flourish in our personal and professional lives, so that we can support ourselves, our colleagues, and our students socially, emotionally, and academically.  

We learn evidence-based, practical skills in a supportive, caring community of teacher colleagues.   

Key topics include caring for ourselves, social emotional competencies (SEL), mindful awareness, mindful listening series, the importance of emotions, emotions and the brain, navigating our emotional landscape, awareness of triggers and scripts, understanding our anger, cultivating self-compassion and compassion.


Dates

July 14

July 16

July 20

July 21

Registration Information:  eSchedule 
Start Time:  9:00 a.m.
End Time:  1:00 p.m.
Recertification Points:  30 points
Target Audience:  Teachers
Instructor/Contact Information:  Laurie Seidel,  Coordinator of Mindfulness Education  lseidel@rcps.info
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