Professional Development

During our monthly Professional Development conversations, we take time to pause, focus on you the teacher, and explore how you can support your classroom. We provide simple and practical developmental tools to help you and your students be calmer and more focused. We've compiled the following recordings and resources from some of our past PD sessions. 


2022-2023 Professional Development Series

October 2022

Brain Language

Introduction & Making Brain Language Part of Your Classroom

PD Recording
Parent Connection Activity
Podcast: Inside the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis

November 2022

Social-Emotional Well-Being

January 2023

Brain Language

Guest Speaker: Andy Smallman, Connecting People to Their True Nature

PD Recording
Link to Andy Smallman

Kind Living
The Secret Agent of Compassion
2022-23 Mid-Year Check-In
Feedback Form

2021-2022 Professional Development Series

November 2021

Classroom Calm

Classroom Calm: Co-Regulation and Self-Regulation

PD Recording
Classroom Activity Checklist
Self-Care Activity
Grateful Goat Lesson
Grateful Goat Video (English and Spanish)

December 2021

Movement, Nature and Regulation

Movement, Nature, and Regulation
Guest Speaker: Sarah Schlichter, Director of Waldkinder Adventure Preschool

PD Recording
The 7 Types of Rest
Podcast: Why We Give Thanks
Mindful Movement Video
Self-Care Activity

January 2022

Pouty Pig

Naming and Normalizing Feelings in the Classroom

PD Recording
Self-Care Activity
Pouty Pig Lesson

February 2022

Calm Down Corner

Calm Down Corner

PD Recording
Calm Down Corner Lesson (English and Spanish)

April 2022

Dr. Christine Runyan

What has COVID done to our nervous systems? And what can we do to reset?
Guest Speaker: Dr. Christine Runyan, Clinical Psychologist

PD Recording
The Window of Tolerance
Book Recommendations