Free Online Professional Development For Teachers

They say you can’t pour from an empty cup. If you’re an educator teaching ages 2-12, you probably feel like your cup is being drained quicker than it can be refilled.

This monthly Zoom series is designed to help you skillfully care for yourself and your students. Each session will give you an opportunity to learn, discuss, and practice research-backed strategies that are part of the FocusedKids Method. Strategies that will bring more calm and focus into your classroom and your life.

This Professional Development Series Will Help You…

  • Avoid burnout and overwhelm.
  • Master tools for self-regulation and co-regulation in the classroom.
  • Explore how to show up as your best self personally and professionally.
  • Connect with a group of fellow educators.
  • Expand your knowledge of childhood development.
  • Learn the foundations of the FocusedKids model.

Who It’s For

If you’re one of the professionals listed below, this series is for you!

  • Teachers (Pre-k to high school) who want more calm and connection in their classrooms and lives.

  • Counselors & SEL Coaches who want an impactful method and tool set to use in their work.

  • Paraeducators who need out-of-the-box strategies and tools to engage with the students they care for.

  • Administrators that want to provide their staff with knowledge and tools to help them thrive.

Upcoming Free Professional Development Meetings

More professional development events will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

2023 – 2024 Professional Development Series

October 2, 2023 @ 12:00 am - May 6, 2025 @ 12:00 am

What Participants Are Saying

I loved what FocusedKids teaches me to apply in my classroom. The kids are more aware of their feelings and their actions. They are a more focused and happy group. THANK YOU FocusedKids team!

Elementary Teacher

FocusedKids has been a great tool for me. It helped me a lot with a student in my classroom that has been through an emotional struggle.


Carla Jimenez - 4th Grade Teacher

Thank you so much for every single session. I have been doing them for 3 years and I always learn a ton. This year I put into practice more grounding exercises and they help my students to stay focused!


Judy Feinsinger - 1st Grade Teacher

Recent Professional Development Meeting Recordings

Calm and Connected Classroom FAQ

You will receive salary advancement or continuing education credit each time you participate in the live professional development Zoom chat. The amount depends on your district, but each PD session is one hour long.

Each professional development session has a particular focus. However, we will also practice FocusedKids mindful self-regulation skills in each session. After all, practice makes perfect.

Yes! This training is specifically designed to provide you with tools to help you battle compassion fatigue and exhaustion with your students and the day-to-day.

This development series is intended to serve teachers in pre-K to 5th grade. However, we are working on developing middle school specific trainings.

We know teachers have busy schedules and lives. Our online training course is designed to support the busy schedules of teachers like you. Just check back on this page for recordings of previous professional development sessions.

Still Have Questions? We’re here to help!