Our Mission

We create cultures where educators thrive.

We believe teacher well-being is inextricably linked to student success. That the health and well-being of educators makes a critical difference in school culture, teacher retention, and the lives of students. 

We cultivate healthy, resilient educators through a range of experiential programs for educators, administrators, and districts. When teachers and administrators cultivate their well-being and healthy communication: outcomes transform

 
 

Teacher Burnout is a huge problem in American education—one that is largely unaddressed. If teachers leave the classroom in less than five years, it doesn't matter if we raise standards, change curriculum, and require more rigorous certifications for teachers, we are losing.

“The most important factor of a teachers staying (or leaving) is their school’s coherence—organizational leadership, material and social support, trust in colleagues, and a shared commitment to success.”
— Stated conclusion of 2016 study by Bruce Fuller (University of California/ Berkeley), Anisah Waite (University of Virginia), and David Torres Irribarra (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile) on teacher attrition in high-poverty Los Angeles elementary and high schools.
 
 

Our solution-focused work is based in research on mindfulness in schools, mirror neurons, stress resilience capacity and thriving schools:

  • We provide teachers with a greater capacity to build positive school site relationships (amongst administrators, colleagues and students)
  • We create an environment conducive to learning, facilitating time for teacher well-being and self-care. 
  • We increase teacher retention rates and save schools money on training new teachers, rebuilding lost instructional expertise, rebuilding staff camaraderie, and introducing new teachers to relationships and resources in the community.

 

 

We are a fiscally-sponsored non-profit organization through Inquiring Systems, Inc. which incubates and launches non-profit organization committed to ethical social change.