Cultivating Resilience  

March 22, 2019

There is a moment between stimulus and response that demonstrates our resilience. Every day, educators face many moments between something that happens and how they respond. Each moment, by itself, may seem like a minor inconvenience but when compiled can lead to exhaustion, overreaction, and even burnout.  
Starting May 31, ESU 10 will be offering a year-long course to support teachers that would like to build their resilience. All participants will receive Elena Aguilar’s books, Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and the Onward Workbook. Once a month participants will meet either in person, at ESU 10, or connect using the video-conferencing platform, Zoom. Every month will have a new theme that will aid educators in their self-care journey. Participants will also brainstorm and share ideas for using the themes with students. 

This course is also an opportunity for educators to receive graduate-level college credit through Hastings College. Each semester (summer, fall, and spring) will be worth one credit. Therefore, participants can choose to earn either 1, 2, or 3 credits for this class.

For more information on this course and to register, go to bit.ly/CRregESU10. Also, check out Elena Aguilar’s site, Onwardthebook.com, and follow her on Twitter, @brightmorningtm. 

This year-long experience will focus on the habits and dispositions of individual resilience. If we cultivate resilience in teachers, students will thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

-by Theresa Ritta-Olson, Teaching and Learning Coordinator