How to Start Restorative Communication is a 6-module online course that will teach you the step-by-step framework for having more effective, productive, and healthier conversations with your administrators, colleagues, students, and parents — so you can get your needs met, build better relationships and partnerships, and enjoy your work more.
How to Start Restorative Communication will deepen your understanding of the four key elements of healthy, effective communication — as well as habits that you may be using (either consciously or unconsciously) to block healthy communication of your own.
The Four Key Elements Include:
Armed with this newfound knowledge, you’ll be able to better navigate conflict, set strong boundaries, connect and empathize more deeply with your colleagues, and simply become a more effective and happier teacher.
Sound like the kind of teacher you want to be?
Communication among family members can be so challenging! Finding ways for your home be an enjoyable place for everyone can be especially difficult during this pandemic. People’s tempers are shorter and frustration runs high. Learning to say how you feel and recognizing how other people feel is a valuable way to reduce stress and strengthen relationships.
The tools that you learn through this class can help you communicate calmly and clearly. You’ll discover resources and methods to help resolve situations that may arise between child and parent, parent and parent and child and child.
In this class you will learn to:
You’ll also learn how to de-escalate a conflict between two people by:
The class consists of:
Well-Being Just for Teachers is a new hybrid class (a mix of live and self-paced) that recognizes the unique challenges of educators in their self-care and well-being practices.
This class explores the seven areas of well-being, and will focus on the most critical for the health and well-being of the participants, allowing for a truly personalized learning experience.
Dr. Jenn's compassionate, motivational style will open your eyes to new, creative opportunities for well-being and will help you uncover the inner- power you have for change. The tools and resources that you receive through this class are relevant, effective and enduring — geared to support you through lasting change!
This hybrid class incorporates both LIVE and self-study weeks:
next course starts february 2022
Following the eight week class, participants are offered private coaching sessions with Dr. Jenn at a reduced rate.
In this course, we discuss how to use our strengths of empathy, kindness and love to broaden our understanding of, and appreciation for, the challenges and joys that People of Color experience. Additionally, we discuss strategies, behaviors and attitudes we can use to disrupt racism in everyday life.
For this course, you receive a weekly plan that identifies the various content that you choose to learn from each week - easily accessible articles, videos, movies, TV shows, IG posts, podcasts, children’s books and specific new actions. During each two-hour class, the first hour is spent in a Talking Circle, giving participants the space to process what they learned from the weekly content. The second hour is spent in open discussion, with participants answering the question “So what? Now what are we going to do with our deepened understanding of race? How do we check ourselves and consciously change our everyday behaviors?”
"(Jenn's class on racism) has opened the door for many emotions both personally and professionally. This has permitted me to think deeply about my own biases and grow as an ally for equity in education. As a leader, my goal is to empower teachers, children and families, to examine their thoughts and feelings about how children learn and how we together can create a better world for all. This course is a step in the right direction for our community."
-- J. Hubbard
Family & Education Services Manager
GKBCommunity Head Start & Early Head Start
In my extensive experience in facilitating Talking Circles, I have witnessed many “a-ha” moments, personal connections, relief, understanding, compassion and courage. I encourage you now to be bold and engage with other educators in discussing this important issue that shapes and defines our students, staff, schools and society.
~ Dr. Jennifer Moore
“I really, really enjoyed the talking circle time. It really helped to get to know each other more, but also there was such a great opportunity to share on such a deep level. It was good to be open and vulnerable with people I might not have been or have a chance to be with.”
- Sheena, In-kind Specialist
GKB Community Head Start and Early Head Start
"I thoroughly enjoyed the talking circles. I wish more people would have participated. I got so much from them."
- Jami, Family & Education Services Manager
GKB Community Head Start and Early Head Start