Reclaiming Your Resilience:
How to Nurture Teachers' Well-Being in 2020

Intended For:
Faculty and Administrators

June 22 & 23, 2020
July 13 & 14, 2020
August 3 & 4, 2020


  • Early Bird Registration: $290/person
  • After June 12: $350/person

Groups 3-5: $700

A learning experience designed for teachers and school leaders to heal and build resilience during and after COVID-19

About this Event

Reclaiming Your Resilience: How to Nurture Teachers’ Well-Being in 2020

As educators, you have experienced the most stressful year in recent history. You have faced tremendous loss--a loss of student interactions, your school community, and for many, a sense of feeling good at what you do. But you are not alone.

Over the next few months, Ellen Mahoney (CEO of Sea Change) and Kristin Daniel, Ed.D. (Education Consultant) will bring teachers and school leaders together to be part of a global community to support one another, build resilience, and improve self-efficacy through connection and personal reflection.

“Reclaiming Your Resilience” is a three-part summer learning experience that will support educators through these lenses:

  • Past: We will ask “what the heck just happened?”, share our stories, and connect. We will go back and remember what we value most about our work.
  • Present: We will ask ourselves how the last few months have changed us: “who are we now as educators and school leaders?” And we will rewrite our narrative by identifying our strengths and rediscovering what we’re good at.
  • Future: We will use resiliency skills to change how we move forward in order to thrive and be ready for whatever lies ahead.

What will participants get out of this learning experience? By the end of “Reclaiming Your Resilience”, participants will:

  • Become more resilient educators and leaders,
  • Build a stronger sense of well-being for themselves and their community;
  • And begin to make plans for how to sustain that well-being in the fall.

Who should sign up? This learning experience is designed for teachers and school leaders. Participants will be placed in separate peer support communities (PSCs). Each PSC will be facilitated by a coach to tailor the experience to our participants’ needs and provide support.

Teachers: Join a group of other educators and ask yourself: “Who am I as a teacher after this year?” “What do I value in my teaching self?” “And how do I bring those values back to my teaching this fall regardless of what my classroom may look like?”

School Leaders: Join a group of other school leaders and ask yourself: “How do I be my own leader?” “How do I bring my own experience into my leadership this fall?” “And how do I sustain this work over time?”

What is my commitment and when will it take place? Participants will meet online at three points throughout the summer for our work together. In the weeks between sessions, participants will do shorter reflection projects (either individually or in small groups). The dates are:

  • June 18 - 22 (Open Introduction - 25 minutes anytime between June 18-22)
  • June 22 & 23 (2-3 hours total);
  • July 13 & 14 (2-3 hours total);
  • August 3 & 4 (2-3 hours total).

Fees - Individuals:

  • Early Bird Registration: Register by June 12th for $290 per person
  • After June 12: $350 per individual

Fees - Groups of 3-5: $700

Given the difficult times we are in, it is important to us to find ways to reach educators who need this course but who can’t afford the fee. We will be providing a limited amount of full and partial scholarships to those who need it most.

Scholarship applications are due on June 12th, 5:00 pm PST.

Apply here

For groups larger than five or to inquire about a scholarship, please contact Ellen Mahoney at