Next week Powerful Learning Practice will be kicking off our Make & Think Micro-Conference!
It includes three days of content on topics that matter most to you right now and Day 3 is all about creativity, self-care, and taking a much-needed break!

Feeling uninspired and desperate for the need to do something fun? Tired of always thinking about work and new strategies? We know teachers are naturally creative, but emergency online teaching and living through a pandemic can leave us feeling stuck and not ourselves.

Day 3 was created because there is more to you than being an educator. Attend  sessions around self-care, beauty, art, creativity and more. Come laugh, learn and walk away refreshed with a creative plan for so much more than lesson plans and faculty meetings.

Mixed Media Painting 

Presented by Buddy LaHood

You are an artist! Follow Buddy as he models step by step instructions on creating a beautiful painting using collage, crayon, charcoal, acrylic paint and other materials. A materials list will be provided before the session and you will leave this workshop with a gorgeous painting to hang up in your home.

The Pursuit of Happiness(Work-Life Harmony)

Presented by Christen Dodd

Is your life overwhelming right now? Do you find it hard to balance your work and personal responsibilities? If so, join this workshop as we share tips and tricks to creating a harmonious relationship between your professional and personal lives. In theory, many believe that our lives should be equally balanced. Practically speaking this can not only be a daunting but impossible task. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to pursue a happier lifestyle by creating a work-life harmony plan. We’ll discuss why it’s okay to let go of  guilt, it’s important to say no, and why “I” isn’t a bad word.  

Body Positive Yoga

Presented By Amber Karnes 

Honor the body you have today with this accessible yoga class taught by Body Positive Yoga founder Amber Karnes, an expert in adapting the practice for all bodies. This class is for “the rest of us”—folks with bigger bodies, creaky joints, folks who don’t want to get up and down off the floor, beginners and more. It’s low-pressure, judgement-free, and includes variations on poses and practices for different abilities and body types. You’ll explore movement, meditation and breathwork…and be sure to stick around after class for a short Q&A!  

Indoor Gardening: How to End

Your Streak of Houseplant Carnage

Presented by Grace Beach Davis 

Ever find yourself wistfully wandering the garden section, picking up a plant and asking it, “Wanna come back to my place and die?” I feel you. In this session, I will attempt to convert you from houseplant-executioner to green-thumbed-plant-patron. Whether you neglect and wither your green friends or waterboard them, I am guilty of it all and I can help. Quick tips for recognizing and utilizing the amount of light your home receives, and suggestions on hard to kill and economical houseplants to brighten your space. We will be making seed starting paper plant pots, and turning a basic terra cotta pot into something that fits your style. 

Practical Strategies To Help You Age With Grace

Presented by Kathryn Cargile

Join Kathryn Cargile, occupational therapist and skincare consultant, to learn more about the many ways that you can begin your journey of aging gracefully despite your full and sometimes hectic schedule. Kathryn has a passion for empowering people to include healthy choices for their skin and body into their everyday routine. Life as a teacher can be demanding. You are selflessly giving all of your time and energy to helping your school and your students achieve their best potential, along with all of the other roles you are potentially fulfilling as a spouse, a parent, a caregiver, and a homemaker. Come spend 40 minutes learning tangible effective strategies to include in your everyday life to better care for your body and your skin so that you can age with grace.

Click the link below to learn more about Day 2 and Day 3 and to register!

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Jennifer Bloomingdale

Jennifer Bloomingdale graduated from the College of St. Rose with a Bachelors in Childhood Education and a Masters in Educational Technology. She is a former classroom teacher who developed a passion for integrating technology and assisting others in doing so. Jennifer has been an eCourse facilitator at Powerful Learning Practice since 2012, where she developed and facilitated courses on using Google Apps for Education and integrating technology. Her work at PLP introduced her to the world of coaching, which has lead to her becoming a certified evocative coach and an instructional coach.

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