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Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood: Strategies for Change

In this series of training opportunities, Ellen M. Drolette, author of Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood focuses on the many reasons why early childhood professionals can suffer from the low staff morale that causes such a high industry turnover rate. Included in this series are ways to motivate and inspire yourself and others to view their work in a way that is healthy, intentional, and creates a high-quality early childhood environment. Personal stories from the field highlight how educators have themselves stayed motivated.

There are several ways for individuals, networks, and organizations to take advantage of what the Overcoming Teacher Burnout series has to offer:

Overcoming Burnout in Early Childhood: An Introduction

This introductory overview will allow participants to take part in a balance of small and large group discussion, to hear inspirational stories from the field that will not only fuel positivity and optimism but have you leaving wanting to know more. This workshop focuses on some of the biggest struggles faced in early education, as well as compassion fatigue, mental health, optimism, attitude and being present.  Join Ellen for an uplifting, inspirational session.   

Overcoming Burnout in Early Childhood: Strategies for Leaders

What are we doing as leaders to help or hurt the staff or team when they are experiencing stressors like compassion fatigue, financial stress, or behavioral struggles in the classroom?  This interactive session will examine the structures, practices, missions, and philosophies that support you and your staff.

Overcoming Burnout in Early Childhood: Internal Barriers

Join Ellen in exploring some of the internal barriers that distract us from showing up sufficiently to support children and families. Participants will look within themselves to examine what stressors are currently feeding into their feelings of burnout.

Overcoming Burnout in Early Childhood: The Role of Self-Awareness

Explore communication styles, personality traits, and temperaments to gain a better understanding of how a deeper self-awareness can lead to a more peaceful learning environment.   

 

Overcoming Burnout in Early Childhood: Creating a Peaceful Space

Participants engage in a series of small and large group conversations, self-reflection, and opportunities that will not only fuel them but help them learn. Areas of exploration include: compassion fatigue, mental health, optimism, attitude, and being present.  Join Ellen for an uplifting, inspirational, deep dive into morale and build strategies as a team for combatting burnout.

Overcoming Burnout in Early Childhood: Sharing Your Story and Strategies

Everyone has a story of vulnerability, courage, bravery, and strength that brought them through a journey they have overcome. Strategies are built from what we learn from each other and discover. Come share your stories in this interactive session that brings together lively conversation, laughter, humor and storytelling about the work of early childhood education.

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