Your Daily Break

A dash of Mindfulness-based SEL for everyone!

Stay the course!

As we get into the rhythm of a new school year, let's help remind students and colleagues how they can recharge their batteries. What is draining us? What's replenishing us? As you navigate your needs to keep your energy reservoir full, let's support each other in the process. We got this!

Be well & breathe,

Liane Benedict & Kate Ginney

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Kate's Think Tank Thursdays are Open!

Join me for office hours! Kate will be available for check-in's or planning sessions via Zoom! Looking for some key ideas to build in SEL throughout your structured time with students? Let me help you navigate what resources and strategies will suit you and your student's needs. Need help with a specific student or SEL activity? Need to reflect on a lesson or brainstorm ideas to pull SEL into the mix? Then let's chat! We're all in this together!

Join me on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 for an open Think Tank session! Put a reminder in your calendar with the Zoom link below. If you prefer a one-on-one appointment just send me an email and we will work around your schedule!

Use the link below, no appointment necessary, join when and however long you need to connect.

Do You Ever Feel Like You Are Winging It?

In this podcast, Emma Isaacs talks about the "art" of winging it and her new book, Winging It.

I want to live a big life. I want to challenge myself. I want to push the boundaries of what’s possible. And I have found that the more things I do that scare me, the bigger life becomes, the more life opens up, the more opportunities present themselves ... There’s a liberation in doing the things that scare you.

Energize Challenge from Sanford Fit: K-5

Use this free slide deck to help facilitate a conversation with K-2 or 3-5 students on replenishing their personal reservoir.

Get inspired & inspire others with this 6 minute video

What Makes us Different | Joshua Bingwa | TEDxYouth@BrookhouseSchool

Dr. Bill Rogers

How do we respond to students who just say "no" or refuse direction? Dr. Bill Rogers touches on two key points that maintains student choice and classroom management as he relays an experience with a student named Harmony.
Dr Bill Rogers - Students who just say "NO"

Mindful Self-Compassion - Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength and Thrive! (Book Study)

"When we are mindful of our struggles, and respond to ourselves with compassion, kindness and support in times of difficulty, things start to change" say the authors, Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer. We can learn to embrace our lives despite imperfections inside and out and we can cultivate the strength to thrive. Much research points to the importance of self-compassion to well-being. It seems we need it now more than ever! This 6 month self exploration will use The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer as the focus of this book study. It will be structured using Zoom and a Facebook Social Learning Group. Each week a new chapter/focus will be explored. There will be an opening Zoom meeting and then a monthly meeting throughout the book study. **Please note: participants will need to purchase the book on their own for this book study.**

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