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

Intended For:
Faculty and Administrators

September 9th to the 16th

Individuals: $800

Groups of 5 or more: $600 per group member

About This Event

School Partnerships and Updated Course: Reclaiming Your Resilience - How to Nurture Teachers’ Well-Being This Year

As educators, you are beginning the most stressful school year in recent history. You are faced with a new normal in how we teach, interact, and create meaningful connections with our students. And this comes with a sense of loss and of feeling good at what you do. But you are not alone.

This fall, Ellen Mahoney (CEO of Sea Change) and Kristin Daniel, Ed.D. (PD Consultant) are offering two pathways to bring faculty and staff together to connect and support one another, build resilience and improve our sense of wellbeing.

A School Partnership: For interested schools, Ellen and Kristin will design a tailored learning experience for your staff and faculty specific to the wellbeing needs of your school community. Research* shows that sustained, reflective, collaborative, and coached professional learning are the most effective forms of professional development. A partnership offers a flexible and personalized approach to help support the long-term growth and resilience of your faculty to thrive throughout this year. To discuss the school partnership option, please contact Ellen at

Course Option: Due to the success of the “Reclaiming Your Resilience” course we launched this summer, we are offering the course again this fall.  In this week-long learning experience, educators will become more resilient, learn the skills to thrive in the year ahead and create a plan to nurture the resilience of their school community.

When? September 9th through September 16th. Registration closes September 7th.

What? By the end of “Reclaiming Your Resilience”, participants will:

  • Connect with a global cohort of educators to reflect on their experiences
  • Build a stronger sense of resilience and efficacy for themselves and their community
  • Share a wellbeing plan that will help colleagues and students sustain resilience throughout the school year

Who? This learning experience is designed for teachers, counselors, administrators 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.

Course Timeline

Total time for a “one week-plus” course = 6-7 hours.

  • Pre-course activities (Time: 25 minute orientation)
  • Day 1-3: Online Collaborative Activities and one Zoom Call with your Coach (Time: 30 minutes a day plus one hour meeting)
  • Day 4-5: Design Resilience Project for school community with short timeline and attainable results (Time: 1 ½ hours over the weekend)
  • Days 6-8: Complete online collaborative activities and plan a follow up Zoom call with coach (Time 30 min a day)
  • Follow up Zoom Call (Time: 1 hour)

Fees - Individuals:

$800 USD

Fees - Groups of 5 or more:

$600 USD per group member

To inquire about a scholarship, please contact Ellen Mahoney at

*Darling-Hammond, L., Hyler, M. E., Gardner, M. (2017). Effective Teacher Professional Development. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.

"I wanted to write a note to say how much I've enjoyed this course, Reclaiming your Resilience! It was exactly what I've needed this past month. While being displaced from Beijing, and teaching online for 18 weeks, the course spoke to me in so many ways - I hadn't ever really considered the word "resilience" before, and I know it wasn't in my lexicon. The activities and reflections truly helped me with skills needed to cope in a crisis in a whole new way. I hope I can be more mindful now with staff and students with these new skills and understanding. The course helped me to feel grounded and connected"
Western Academy of Beijing, Middle School Math Teacher
"I enjoyed the quality and varied nature of the material used in the modules. From Ted Talks, to articles, to videos by mental health professionals. The course was valuable because it caused the participants to pause, reflect, and think about different characteristics of who they are and how resilient are we? The facilitators were great! They were accessible and approachable. Great job Ellen and Kristin."
International school teacher
"The Sea Change course, Reclaiming Your Resilience, is an excellent course that takes participants through a meaningful journey that they can then in turn lead others through. Our coach, Ellen, is outstanding as a facilitator and clearly has a gift for this essential work. The pacing of the course was very well thought out - giving us time to watch, read, and contemplate without feeling pressured or overwhelmed. Having us create a resilience plan for a specific audience was especially appreciated as it ensures that we take the learning forward and continue to foster resilience in ourselves and others. Thank you for providing an outstanding professional learning experience."
International school leader
"As I am finishing up the course and getting back into the new school year I was telling our Admin what a great experience it was for me! I began personal changes that have really been what I needed as a result of my learning in this time. I have always loved professional growth and development but all of my prior study has been about teaching and learning and for the first time this course made me think of how my own personal social and emotional health plays such a big part in all of this."
International school leader