IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
According to new research, 46 percent of teachers say they feel uncomfortably high, daily stress. Compared to other professions, teachers are experiencing a level of strain comparable with emergency service providers. In fact, a recent report showed that almost half of all teachers surveyed agreed with the statement, "The stress and disappointments involved in teaching…aren’t really worth it."
With a focus on mindful awareness, this workshop will coach teachers to take charge of their own well-being by targeting challenges specific to the teaching profession. Tips, tools, and techniques will be offered that can be applied both in and out of the classroom.
In this collaborative, experiential workshop, teachers will be encouraged to reflect on their reasons for choosing their career and discuss how they can renew their passion for teaching. In transforming their relationship with stress, teachers can strengthen their own ability to remain calm and present, directly influencing student learning in a positive way.
Hannah Mariotti has an MA in Counseling and over 20 years of experience in education and mental health care. As a counselor, Hannah has held positions in hospitals, health services and private practice. She has worked in both traditional, independent and therapeutic schools with students from K-12 and colleges. Her interests include learning and the brain, interpersonal neurobiology, anxiety/depression, attachment and trauma, addiction, social/emotional learning and mindfulness.
Hannah currently helps to create and facilitate day-long trainings with University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training. She also practices as an educational/therapeutic consultant and is a co-founder of Beacon Coaching & Consulting. Hannah enjoys connecting families and clients to the support and information they need to grow and thrive.
Sarah Wagner is a school psychologist with 20 years of experience as an educator. She has worked in therapeutic and traditional public schools with students experiencing social, emotional, and/or learning challenges. Sarah taught 6-12th grade and held positions including; teacher, behavior specialist, director of academic support, learning specialist and college counselor. She specializes in school psychology, parent education and coaching children and teens with ADHD. Sarah is an educator at a local New Hampshire public school and is a co-owner/practitioner at Beacon Coaching & Consulting. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership.