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Episode 27: Join Us!

Description: Join Dr. Boogren at the Educator Renewal for Student Achievement Institute to continue your educator wellness journey!

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Transcription: Hi, and welcome to Self-Care for Educators. I'm your host, Tina Boogren. This is episode 27 of our third season, and I'm so happy you're here. This week's invitation is a literal invitation. I really want you to join us at our Educator Renewal for Student Achievement Institute coming up this summer. The dates right now for you to check are July 26th through the 28th, and we will be in Des Moines, Iowa. You guys, this is our Wellness Institute. It is two and a half days to take a deep dive into educator wellness. We have made distinct connections to both student achievement and teacher retention, which are the two big areas that we are certain wellness has an impact on. We also, throughout our sessions, will be making direct connections to how, what we talk about for adults also pertains to students. We just can't help but make those connections. And, for this week from the podcast, I just wanted to give you a little bit more information about this to kind of get this swirling around, and maybe you go back to your school and talk to someone about attending this event.

The event is for anyone and everyone, individuals can come. Ideally, school teams can come. I know many of you are part of wellness. And, this would be perfect for you. You will actually leave with a plan to take back of how you can really support educator wellness in your building or in your district, or in your school. And, basically what we're gonna do for this two and a half days is dig into our researched a firm framework that Tim Kanold and I created. So, the presenters will be myself and Tim. So, we are the creators of the framework and the authors of the book. And, also Jasmine Kullar, who, if you've had an opportunity to work with Jasmine, you know how phenomenal she is. What the event will kind of look like is we'll start out on the first day, on Wednesday, July 26th. I'll do the opening keynote where we kind of go over the entire framework and the, then the first day is going to be spent really taking a deep dive into the first two dimensions of our framework, which would be the physical and mental wellness.

So after the keynote, we'll move into breakout sessions. That will be in the morning all about food, movement and sleep and rest. And then, in the afternoon will be the mental wellness routines, which will be about decisions, decision making, balance, and efficacy. We will come back together that afternoon for this kind of really cool session where we're all together doing some individual goal setting around the routines and strategies that we talked about that day. Then, on the second day, on Thursday, July 27th, we'll take a deep dive into the second half of the framework, which will be our emotional and social dimensions. So, Tim's gonna start us off with the keynote to kind of overview that, and then the morning. Sessions will all be around the emotional wellness routines, which is that around an awareness of our emotions, understanding where they're coming from and mindfulness routines. And then, the afternoon will be about social wellness.

And, there we'll get to take a deep dive into relationships and trust and purpose. Obviously, anyone that's working in a PLC or part of a PLT, Professional Learning Team, this will be essential for you, especially that social wellness piece. We will come back together again and take another deep dive in doing some goal setting around those second two dimensions in the afternoon on Thursday and then Friday our final day is a half day. We'll actually be done at 11 o'clock that day. And, what we're gonna do is a really cool full group session, a really powerful full group session, first thing in the morning, in fact. It's gonna be so amazing. I don't wanna give away any spoilers, because I want us to just experience it, but it's gonna be really powerful. It's a brand new addition to the institute, and we are so excited for it. Then, we'll take a little break, and then our closing session is gonna be an ignite session. This by far has been everyone's favorite part of the event. Basically what's gonna happen is Tim and Jasmine and I will all be on stage telling our wellness story.

And, we're gonna do it in the form of an Ignite session. If you've never been part of Ignite, they're pretty amazing. They're high pressure, but they're cool. Basically, we have five minutes to share one aspect of our wellness journey using 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds, whether we're ready for it or not. So, you can think of it as kind of this little mini little TED talk, and they're really powerful. And then. we'll make some connections back with the audience. The key piece is you're gonna leave here feeling rejuvenated and reinspired and motivated to go back and take this work into your school for your fellow staff members for the benefit of your students. Like I said, we are going to make such distinct connections between what it means to take care of the adults and how that positively impacts our students. Specifically thinking about student achievement and thinking also about the teacher retention part. And, these are two big areas that we know schools and districts are really grappling with right now.

So, we're gonna tackle those head on. Our passion is so strong for this and it's the highlight of our year to be able to provide this institute. And, as of right now for sure, in 2023, this is the only institute that we are offering. So, if you feel like this is something you're interested in, we wanna see you in Des Moines. We will absolutely put the link that you can read more about the event. You can see the detailed agenda. You can really take a deep dive into what each breakout sessions are gonna be about, we have that all posted online for you. We also talk about where the event will be. As I said, it'll be in Des Moines, Iowa, and we've got it from July 26th to 28. All sorts of information there for you. There's even a ... information about the, a PDF that you can send to your boss saying why you need to attend this event. All sorts of good stuff there for you. Of course, we'll have a book site, bookstore on site, and it's just gonna be amazing. The book in bag will be the Educator Wellness book that Tim and I co-authored. You also get an event notebook and the really cool part is that we are ... that for this event, we will, we will have on sale, we are creating a paper planner that is going to be a companion to the Educator Wellness book. So, this is your school planner, your paper planner that you get to write in with wellness, kind of seeped into it as a way to help guide you through your year.

And, that should be available for a purchase the time that institute comes up in July. So, I just wanted to take this week and just give you a personal invitation to please join. Gosh, we would love to have you. We've had two of these already and we have, gosh, each one just keeps getting better, and we love them so much. There's tons of testimonials of people that have attended and gosh are still in touch with us about how much this positively impacted not only their professional life, but their personal lives, their families, and I just don't want you to. It's gonna be absolutely amazing. Please, of course, reach out if you have any questions. Otherwise, oh, please take a look at that and sign up. That's your invitation. Your invitation is a literal invitation. Please join us for the Educator Renewal for Student Achievement Institute this summer.

As always, a huge thank you to Brooke for making this happen. Thank you, Solution Tree and Marzano Resources for supporting us in this work. And to you, my bad-ass Self-Care Squad. I want to meet each and every one of you. Can you imagine the meetup that we could have in Des Moines? Please sign up and let me know if you do sign up. I wanna know. I am counting down the days until we get to get be together in Des Moines, Iowa. I'm cheering so hard for you guys. Have an amazing week.

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