One of the biggest predictors of student success is the quality of their teacher. And we need teachers functioning at their best to support unprecedented student needs.
But right now, even the most committed teachers are feeling more burned out than ever before and, as a result, a record number of teachers are leaving or considering leaving the profession.
Therefore, cultivating teacher resilience must be a central focus of professional development and support in 2023 and beyond.
I offer the following services for schools, districts, and teacher organizations:
- Preventing Teacher Burnout
- Overcoming Teacher Burnout
- Cultivating Teacher Resilience
- Setting Boundaries in Order to Thrive
- Finding Joy Amidst Fatigue
- Cultivating the Mental Muscles for Teaching
Speaking engagements are customized to the needs of your organization and can general run between 1-2 hours in a day and last 1-4 days.
I work within most budgets including offering some pro-bono speaking engagements. Contact me to discuss pricing and your specific needs.
Your organization can hire me to work with groups of teachers or leaders to:
- support teacher burnout
- build teacher resilience
- improve organizational culture
- increase teacher retention and overall job satisfaction
- New teacher coaching
- Teacher leader coaching
- Coaching for coaches (supporting instructional coaches to develop adult SEL coaching skills)
- Principal and administrative leadership coaching
Speaking + Coaching
When speaking engagements and/or professional development sessions are coupled with group coaching engagements, the results are multiplied!
Teachers don’t just want “one more thing” on their already overflowing plate, which is what some even well-intentioned SEL trainings can seem like to them.
When thoughtful SEL training is combined with ongoing support via a coach, teachers know the organization is serious about their wellbeing and committed to supporting them to thrive in their career as a teacher.
These programs are tailored to your needs and goals for teachers as well as your budget. Click below to schedule a time to discuss what is possible for your organization to work with me.
Many ah-ha moments for me today! Thank you!Workshop Participant
I am soooooooo grateful for this time to reflect on things I can change or set boundaries on so I can continue my love of teaching. Alison was amazing!!! Thank you for the tools I didn’t realize I needed.Teacher
I feel like I have been given the hope to continue as a teacher. I was introduced to concepts and skills that I can apply AND I signed up for a POD to continue the discussion and learn ways to take care of myself and stand up for my needs.Teacher
Alison Smith is the most knowledgeable person I know on the subject of resilience. She seems to have read everything and shares what she knows in the most helpful ways so that I don’t feel compelled to need to read everything out there on the topic myself. I can simply use her coaching to apply the wisdom of the research in order to seek my own balance and set my own boundaries.DaNel Hogan – Learning Officer, STEMAZing Systems Thinking Division, Waters Center for Systems Thinking
All of Alison’s sessions were top notch and I learned so much.Teacher
Mind-blowing exercise!Workshop Participant
This week has given me the strength to make changes for me, stand up for me, believe I can do this!Teacher
“Thank you! This was really great and needed.Workshop Participant
I didn’t realize how helpful this was going to be. I already feel lighter and I had a conversation yesterday with my administration about another task I was going to be given. I was able to address it, point out my already overflowing plate and get it off my plate with a suggestion. Yes!!!!Teacher
I really enjoyed Allison, looking forward to learning more from her.Teacher
Teachers easily connect with Alison and feel valued as an educator and as a person. Alison’s own experience as a classroom teacher provides her the insight of the pressures teachers have on a daily basis. She is a great listener and helps the teacher to determine which tool(s) will help them become more resilient and cope with the daily challenges of being a human.Sara Torres, Executive Director, Arizona Science Teachers Association
Learning to deal with burnout is an ongoing process that is common. Even if you’re not experiencing it someone around you is. I didn’t realize I needed a reset and how to be mindful of stress and how to clean up my “mess”. I think this will make me more aware of my students stress levels as well. I love the connection to the iceberg model and deeper thinking.Teacher
This was absolutely fantastic! Thank you, Alison.Workshop Participant