Teachers are the engine that drives SEL programs and practices in schools, and their own social-emotional competence and well-being strongly influences their students.
— Dr. KIMBERLY SCHONERT-REICHL, PROFESSOR OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, UNIV. BRITISH COLUMBIA

WELCOME TO Millennium Forum

 

Millennium’s Forum is a social learning platform for teacher well-being & SEL development which translates research in developmental science into practical tools and content that teachers integrate amongst themselves and in their classrooms. Forum leverages peer-to-peer circles with a goal to strengthen teachers’ social and emotional learning (SEL) capacities and cultivate greater well-being in three ways:

  1. Self-Care, and Commitment to a Personal Mindful Development Practice

  2. Peer-to-Peer Connection, Intimacy, Trust, Coaching and Mentorship

  3. Professional Development on Mindful Social-Emotional Learning and the Science of Human Development

 
 

The Forum method tackles current gaps in the SEL movement by helping educators confidently develop the capacities they seek for themselves and to model in the classroom. Within the confidentiality of their Forum teachers can safely access peer-to-peer support and coaching, learning from others equally committed to whole-child development. In contrast to one-time workshops, teachers take turn surfacing real-world challenges each month, applying science-backed techniques within a structured process for sustainable, embedded professional development. The ultimate goal of Forum is to facilitate a compassionate global community of educators, empowering them to cultivate their most inspired inner teaching qualities, reducing burnout and increasing overall Well-being.

 
 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Small groups of 8 educators led by senior Forum moderators

  • Meeting for 120 minutes every 3-4 weeks

  • Log-on from the comfort of your home, when convenient to you

  • Dedicated online moderated circle technology & tools

  • Opportunity for deeper in-person and school-based sessions

  • Expert mindfulness, SEL and restorative practice content

  • Possible path for certification as a future Millennium Forum Moderator

  • Forum pilots launch in late August 2018 and run through May 2019

Educators from across the country will be matched into 8-person Forums, which will meet online each month. Veteran moderators will guide each group through instruction in Forum practices, including advanced mindfulness, social-emotional, and restorative practice skills. Through peer-to-peer exploration and coaching, participating educators will deepen their personal access to greater self-care, human-centered teaching techniques, and overall wholeness and Well-being.

 

 
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For further information AND TO SIGN UP visit:

www.MillenniumForum.org

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