The Resilient Educator® Skills for Personal and Classroom Effectiveness

The Resilient Educator

Have you noticed it takes more energy and stamina to teach successfully today? The Resilient Educator professional development workshop is a highly relevant training program that helps educators from pre-school to higher education boost performance, improve school relationships and strengthen resiliency.

Acclaimed by educators for its new ideas and solid foundation in neuroscience, the program’s proven techniques are easy to learn and help rekindle educators’ motivation and energy, why they went into the profession in the first place and teaches practical, research-based tools and strategies to strengthen physiological resilience while preventing the negative impact of stress – mentally, emotionally and physically. The toll of not being resilient can lead to costly early retirement and medical expense, lower morale and diminished job satisfaction. New research has found a strong correlation between teacher stress and student test anxiety and between student test anxiety and test scores. To stay in the teaching profession and be effective and resilient in today’s educational climate, educators need new skills and strategies.

Participants learn to:

  • Think more clearly and make smarter decisions, especially under pressure.
  • Improve communication with staff, students and parents.
  • Understand the relationship between resiliency and overall health, performance and career longevity.
  • Increase vitality and well-being while transforming physiological response to stress.
  • Improve classroom climate, the overall learning environment and esprit de corps.
  • Create a follow-up plan of action for implementing what they learned from the workshop.

Why it works

HeartMath’s outcomes and organizational benefits are the result of more than 24 years of in-depth scientific research into the physiology of learning and high performance, both for the individual and the organization. Heart-Based Education creates a balanced integration of mental, emotional and physiological factors, thus producing high-performance results. Research has shown emotions are reflected in our heart-rhythm patterns. Negative emotions lead to increased disorder in the nervous system and in the heart’s rhythms, which adversely affect our body and health. Conversely, positive feelings increase harmony and coherence in the nervous system, help people recover more quickly from health challenges, and prevent, manage and reverse the negative effects of stress.

The graph below shows how emotions affect our heart-rhythm patterns. The chaotic rhythm associated with frustration and other negative emotions taxes our body and drains our energy. It also adversely affects the brain and our ability to think clearly and make sound decisions. Positive feelings such as appreciation are associated with harmonious and coherent heart rhythms and heart and nervous-system health. They are associated with increased resiliency, energy levels, mental clarity and a wide range of health benefits.

Feeling Stressed

Heart rhythms when stressed.

Feeling Positive Emotions

Heart rhythms when feeling a positive emotion.

Sustainable, scalable and quantifiable

Proven results: Three months after school administrators and K-12 teachers from a Kentucky school district received training, symptoms of stress had dropped dramatically. Prior to the training, 34% of the participants said they felt exhausted. Three months after the training that number had dropped to 11%. Those who said they felt like quitting their jobs dropped from 21% to 14% during the same three-month period.

Flexible training modes:

The Resilient Educator is available in three, one and a half-hour presentations, or, over several course offerings spread out over several weeks.

Program Content:

  • Resilience: How to build and sustain it
  • The Physiology of Resilience and Optimal Function
  • The role of emotions in performance and health
  • Coherence: Achieving greater resilience and excellence
  • Heart-Focused Breathing™ for neutralizing stress/daily applications
  • Demonstration of the emWave® technology
  • Emotions that create coherence
  • The Freeze Frame® Technique: A decision-making tool for out-of-the-box solutions
  • Three essential practices for sustaining resilience
  • The impact of relational energetics on communication and classroom effectiveness
  • The Inner-Ease™ Technique for maintaining and sustaining resilience
  • Coherent communication and productive working relationships
  • Plugging the Leaks and Building Resilience Capacity – applications in daily life

CEU’s available:

1 unit available for a combination of class time and study time.

The Resilient Educator is available either through the Institute of HeartMath, Clemson University in South Carolina or Licensed Qualified Instructors.

Learn more about this program by contacting the Institute of HeartMath or Clemson University. Visit the Licensed Qualified Instructor page for a list of program providers.

Learn more about HeartMath’s Resilient Educator Qualified Instructor Program.

Call toll free in the United States (800) 711-6221 for assistance by telephone.