We know that self-care is essential, but with all that we're juggling, I'll bet too many of us have put off making a doctor's appointment or dropped something we knew was important for ourselves -- even within the past year and even before the pandemic hit us.
And we know that self-care is important. We know that "putting on our own oxygen masks" is important if we're going to help anyone else.
Yet here we are.
Sometimes, self-care feels like just one more thing we're failing at. And knowing that feels even worse than we did before. Why is that? And what can be done about it?
If any of this rings true for you or for your close friends and colleagues, then this is the support space for you!
How it works: Sign up and each week you will receive an email with a link to a powerful yet lightweight CoCare challenge just for you. You can choose to do the challenge or pass for the week. But don't pass too many times, especially when you're stressed. That's exactly that time you really need to take the challenge. When you're finished with the challenge, let us know on our Private Facebook group, made just for others like you who are committed to CoCare.
Download a FREE colorful scorecard to keep track of the CoCare Challenges you complete...and then treat yourself! Laminate this scorecard and use again and again! Create groups in your organization and see if you can complete each month with a black out!
Bonus video: Learn why we want to take the dangerous lie of self-care off our plates and instead make a caremittment to CoCare. Learn how we can use the science of our brains to build resilience in our organization through the use of CoCare challenges.
Keynote speaker, Trauma Responsive Education, Education Redesign, Project/Problem/Passion-based Learning, Gifted & High Ability Learners, Instructional Technology & Integration
“There is nothing better than watching the face of a teacher, or a group of educators, or an entire school, as they watch their kids get excited about learning and doing things they never thought was possible. I know exactly what that feels like from the perspective of the learner, the teacher, and the school leader. It’s the most awesome thing in the world. Because in that moment, everything is possible. It’s the best feeling of possibilities for all involved and they will want to do it again.”
Ginger is a national consultant & keynote speaker with ESSDACK, a non-profit education service center based in Hutchinson Kansas. She inspires and helps all levels of educators figure out the in’s and out’s of teaching and learning. Some of her specialty topics:
- Redesigning schools & learning environments
- Building Resilience in staff & students (self-care and
- Project/Problem/Passion Based Learning
- technology integration
- working with gifted and high-ability learners
Ginger is deeply passionate about helping educators rethink and revision what teaching and learning can be in today’s world.
Originally a social science teacher, then shifting to Special Education/Gifted, Ginger eventually was tapped to start a school from the ground up with the only directive being that it was to be 1:1 laptops and 100% Project-Based Learning. She describes the adventure of building the school with her students, their parents, and the staff she hired as a “baptism by lava,” learning so much about truly student-driven learning and how to rethink how to serve a variety of students and families. When she stepped away from that beautiful school to join ESSDACK full time as a consultant, it was K-8, both virtual and F2F, and they were in the process of building the high school.
Combining nearly 30 years’ teaching & leading experience with her childhood background, rooted in incredible abuse and addiction which caused her to have 7 ACEs, Ginger is well-suited to helping school and communities rethink their school systems and what we might do differently to better serve students from all backgrounds.
Someone wise once said that the best time to plant a tree was 10 years ago. The second best time to plant a tree is today.
We all find ourselves struggling right now with not enough time, not enough patience, and not enough ... enough ... to make any of this easy.
So when is the right time to get those tools?
What better time than here? What better time than now?
See you inside!