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Education news, tips, & resources for February
Welcome to the February 2022 edition of Learning and Leading.

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! What better way to start 2022 than to focus on educator and student wellness. Developing awareness and support of the mental, emotional, social, and physical aspects of student and staff well-being provides a solid foundation for teaching and learning.

In this edition, we are pleased to feature our latest Canadian release, From Burnt Out to Fired Up by Morgane Michael. You can also learn more about our Wellness Solutions for Educators™ resources and PD created by Timothy D. Kanold and Tina H. Boogren. We hope this month’s newsletter will support you, your staff, and your students in having a great start to 2022.

—Solution Tree Education Canada
New and Best-selling Books
From Burnt Out to Fired Up
From Burnt Out to Fired Up
By Morgane Michael
 
 
Drawing from the latest research and her own teaching experiences, author Morgane Michael delivers research-backed strategies to replenish your well-being and reignite your passion for your purpose.
 
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The School Wellness Wheel
The School Wellness Wheel
By Mike Ruyle, Libby Child, Nancy Dome
 
 
Backed by educational, psychological, and medical research, the resource introduces a growth-focused framework for supporting students’ cognitive, social, and emotional needs.
 
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Educator Wellness
Educator Wellness
By Tina H. Boogren, Timothy D. Kanold
 
 
This reflective journal provides the ideas and guidance you need to support you on your wellness journey.
 
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180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators
180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators
By Tina H. Boogren
 
 
Access 36 weeks of daily self-care for teachers and administrators to support your health and wellness throughout the school year. These self-care ideas and activities will help you manage stress inside and outside of the classroom.
 
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Trauma-Sensitive Instruction
Trauma-Sensitive Instruction
By John F. Eller, Tom Hierck
 
 
Learn how to cultivate a trauma-informed classroom environment and utilize classroom management strategies to encourage positive learning experiences for trauma-impacted students.
 
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The Metacognitive Student
The Metacognitive Student
By Richard K. Cohen, Deanne Kildare Opatosky, James E. Savage, Susan Olsen Stevens, Edward P. Darrah
 
 
Dive deep into the what and how of structured SELf-questioning—a powerful metacognitive strategy you can use to support students academically, socially, and emotionally.
 
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Building Great Mental Health Professional–Teacher Teams
Building Great Mental Health Professional–Teacher Teams
By Tonya Balch, Brandie M. Oliver, Chavez Phelps, Bradley V. Balch
 
 
Learn how teachers, school counselors, psychologists, and social workers can harness their collective power to support the complex needs of students through meaningful team building.
 
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Building Blocks for Social-Emotional Learning
Building Blocks for Social-Emotional Learning
By Tracey A. Hulen, Ann-Bailey Lipsett
 
 
Support the growth of your students with meaningful, effective social-emotional learning. You’ll engage in deep reflection and discover ways to refine instruction, lesson planning, and assessment; promote whole-child development; and foster a productive learning environment for all.
 
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On-site and Online
Professional Development
Wellness Solutions for Educators PD: How do you avoid the emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion—not to mention anxiety and even burnout—that seem to lurk within every school season? Wellness Solutions for Educators™ workshops will help you achieve a positive, prolonged state of professional well-being. Learn more »

[Mini Course] 180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators: Give yourself permission to embrace self-care and live your very best life. Aligned to the much-loved book, 180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators, this course from Dr. Tina H. Boogren delivers bite-sized actions that greatly impact overall well-being and happiness. Learn more »
Expert Spotlight
Timothy D. Kanold
Timothy D. Kanold, PhD, an award-winning educator and author, is former superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, a model professional learning community district in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Request PD »
Upcoming Events
Webinar
Leading and Learning in a Trauma-Sensitive Environment
Webinar | February 28, 2022
 
 
Join in-demand experts John F. Eller and Tom Hierck for a truly inspirational and informative learning session. John and Tom draw from their personal and professional experiences with trauma to provide insight on how it can impact the lives of students and teachers alike.
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Virtual Summit
Student Self-Assessment Virtual Workshop
Virtual Event | March 4, 2022
In this practical workshop led by assessment expert Katie White, participants will explore key practices that ensure self-assessment lives within the learning process while building independence, engagement, and decision-making skills for students of all ages.
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Free Resources
Free Chapter
Free chapter
Access a free chapter from From Burnt Out to Fire Up that delivers research-backed strategies to replenish your well-being and reignite your passion for your purpose.
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Free Reproducible
Free reproducible
Use this tool from From Burnt Out to Fired Up to help educators take a mental health inventory.
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The Solution Tree Blog
"Relationships: First and Always"
By Beth Pandolpho
In the 2020-2021 school year, the focus of my job quickly shifted from a supportive colleague to a 24/7 helpline and wellness coach. I felt perpetually under-prepared because I lacked so many of the answers teachers so urgently needed… Continue reading »
Videos to watch and share
Video
The Four Dimensions of Wellness for Educators
 
 
Educators who pay close attention to their wellbeing are better able to aid their students. This short video introduces The Four Dimensions of Wellness for Educators, which can help you bring your best self to your profession.
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Video
Embrace the opportunity to envision and create a “new normal.” In this recorded webinar, Jay McTighe and Greg Curtis offer a compelling vision for a contemporary education.
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Additional Reading & Listening
Featured Article
A Tale of Two Programs
By Stace Burnard
TEACHERS ARE ASKED to play many roles. They must be creators of engaging lessons, leaders who can motivate students to learn, operation managers, administrators who report and document increasing levels of paperwork, and compassionate…
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Featured Podcast
KindSight 101 with Morgane Michael
This is KindSight 101, the podcast where you’ll hear from world renowned educational leaders about the mobilizing power of kindness
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Featured Podcast
Self-Care for Educators with Tina H. Boogren
Each week, Tina will help educators dig into the essential work of self-care via bite-sized episodes that fit into your busy schedule.
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Lori Veres
For more information on Solution Tree Education Canada
resources and PD, please contact Lori Veres at [email protected].
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