2020 has been an unforgettable year, demanding extreme and rapid change in many areas of our professional and personal lives. Our ability to bounce back in the face of these challenges has been tested as never before. Remote learning, closed campuses and virtual staff rooms have eroded the connections we have to our schools, our students and to each other.
The current uncertainties have led us to question how we can foster resilience and connection and harness the power of our school communities to maintain positive and supportive relationships.
Renowned US author, speaker and leadership development expert Rachel Simmons will address these issues in an exclusive member-only event for K–12 educators.
During the session Rachel will discuss:
- High level strategies for connection building and resilience.
- Overthinking: what it is, why we do it, and tools to manage it.
- Self-compassion: the research and myths, and the practice of the three steps of self-compassion.
- Advisory lesson plans for cultivating resilience and connection with students, for use virtually or face-to-face.
About Rachel Simmons
Rachel Simmons is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl, and Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives. As a leadership development expert, Rachel teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage.
Rachel serves on the faculty of the Google School for Leaders and is currently the Director of the Phoebe Lewis Leadership Program at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is co-founder of the national non-profit Girls Leadership, and her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Atlantic, Slate, and The New York Times.
An ABC News contributor for Good Morning America, Rachel appears often in the national media. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her daughter.
For more information, please visit www.rachelsimmons.com.
This is a member-only event.