Burnout and exhaustion is a reality in our profession. What can center us and bring us direction again? In this creative writing session, we will write a compass for our current teaching lives, both to help us reflect deeply on where we have been and to guide us as we move forward.
Offered by Sarah Campbell
South High School, DPS
Who are we, personally and professionally? How do our beliefs about the world inform how we teach? Together, we will explore the qualities of perceptive teaching and how they can help us teach with integrity and cultural sustainability.
Offered by Christy McConnell, UniversityNorthern Colorado
and Bradley Conrad
Knowing our values is a protective factor to prevent stress and burnout. In a world we can’t control, we can control how we show up with our values and in our integrity. In this workshop, we remember who we are at our core as we walk into our classrooms and practice the art of teaching.
Offered by Emily Strong, Ricks Center
While the classroom often feels like a palpable and politically charged minefield, it can also serve as a site for communal healing, joy, and enlightenment. In this session, we will transform our pain into beauty as alchemist-curators of a single educational experience, i.e., unit, lesson, warm-up, exit slip, communication, etc., per our individual needs and contexts.
Offered by Amanda Bucher
Cherry Creek Elevation, CCSD
The experience of teachers is complex and non-linear. One day teachers can feel successful and optimistic and the next, they can feel frustrated and fractured. This session is designed to equip teachers with tools that they can use for reflection in order to better identify what helps them feel successful, confident, and capable in the classroom.
Offered by Chris Deremer
Manual High School, DPS