EDUCATOR CARE & WELLNESS beyond the classroom

As a classroom teacher or support staff, you may find yourself overwhelmed and stressed

within our current education climate. This workshop will attempt to address the mental health

concern, our stress, observing, and checking in, to know oneself. Once we acquire a handle on

one’s stress, possibility will seemingly come about, allowing for opportunity to thrive as a

“buoyant educator”. During our lively time together, we will explore the possibilities and facts,

ways of guarding against conditions of Burnout. We will investigate Practices of Self Care, ways

to restore energies, thought absent or depleted. Participants will move away from the

workshop experience, hopefully with revisioning, a healthier approach of their craft within

one’s teaching practice.

Target Audience

K-12

To Bring/Important Notes

Power Point, Props, Speakers, Microphone

Sessions

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room E413
Sullivan Heights Secondary School

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Presenters

  • Sunshine Coast Alternative School
    Michael Gabriel

    Michael Gabriel’s professional teaching experience stems from over 25 years working with at

    risk learners within both the private and public school system. Prior to this, he worked in a

    psychoeducational school, group homes, treatment centers throughout the Lower Mainland

    and various Coastal regions in British Columbia. Aside from his work as a clinical counsellor and

    First Nations Mental Health provider, he is also a Special Education teacher in charge of a

    program site for an Alternative School, within his local School District.

  • Melanie Miki

    Melanie Miki is a Surrey School District teacher counsellor of over 25 years. She has taught at the elementary, and secondary level primarily with special education programs. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, BC Expressive Play Therapist and First Nations Health Provider.