Summer Send Off – Thank You Teachers!
Farewell, 2020/2021 school year. It’s been a time.
We’re sure you have BIG summer plans to get to–hello, sleeping in, enjoying the sunshine and avoiding screens–but before you go, we’ve got a few quick things for you. We’ll keep it short and sweet so you can go find a patio.
First and foremost… THANK YOU.
The end of the school year is often a time that teachers are often thanked, sometimes with gifts or cards (or, historically, with hugs). We cannot let the end of this most unusual and challenging school year pass without thanking teachers for the many ways they have been a key force in our collective response to the challenges of Covid-19. We have collected just a sample of thank you’s from students who wanted to share their appreciation for their teachers. We hope witnessing these expressions of gratitude will uplift you today. Thank you, thank you for all of your concern, creativity, and hard work during this past school year!
Gratitude is the act of expressing appreciation to someone for what they have offered you. Expressing gratitude is beneficial to both parties of a relationship; both giver and receiver are positively impacted by the exchange of a meaningful thank you. Researchers have found powerful benefits to both our physical and psychological wellbeing with the practice of gratitude. Practicing gratitude may help us get a better night’s sleep, improve our cardiovascular health, and decrease our aches and pains. When we notice what others offer to us, we are happier and more optimistic. Looking for ways to express gratitude may seem like a small gesture, but the ripple effects of gratitude are far-reaching. You can learn more about the many benefits of gratitude from Dr. Kerry Howells, a researcher who has spent her career studying the transformative role this habit and intention can play in education on a recent podcast by the Teacher Fan Club.
If you’ve been eyeing a resource thinking it would be SO handy for next year, pick it up now before you forget! Future you will thank the smart, savvy, forward-thinking present you. Our store will be offline for a short period in July while we undergo a bit of a makeover, so hop on over there before our temporary closure!
2021/2022 Professional Development
Ok, so next year’s PD is probably the last thing on your mind right now – but we have BIG ideas and we’d love to know what you’re interested in so we can plan accordingly and be ready when you are! Check out our 2021/2022 professional development offerings below.
Shaping the Future 2022
Shaping the Future is an annual conference that brings together educators, health and wellness professionals and researchers to explore aspects of Comprehensive School Health through a variety of interactive learning formats.
In 2022, we’re coming back with both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL options to give you the best of both worlds.
In the Round
In the Round is ideal for those interested in a deeper, community-based learning experience. Our next series is focused on building our growing your outdoor practice!
EAS In Residence
Ever Active Schools In Residence is a full year of customized support to build a culture of health and wellness in your school community.