And yet, things get in the way: high expectations, increased stressors, feeling judged, disruptive behaviors, or students who are disengaged. You genuinely want to help your students, but you rarely have the time or even the permission - and this was true before the pandemic.
We’re here to help you learn practical strategies for managing the stress of these times - because your well-being matters too.Discover Teacher Courses
When we talk to teachers they tell us what they love about educating children…seeing the "aha" moments and the way the students light up. But power struggles, disruptions, disengagement can get in the way of those moments. We can help.
Power struggles in the classroom - from responding to an inappropriate gesture to chasing a running child - are pervasive and challenging to overcome. At Mariposa, we understand the neuroscience behind these behaviors, providing you with strategies to interrupt this cycle.
We’ve discovered that certain traditional teaching approaches inadvertently heighten a child's stress response.
Instead, our teaching strategies help:
“I can keep the stress level down and take control over the situations that occur in the classroom.”
When facing students' challenging behaviors such as talking back, disruptions, or disengagement, most programs overlook two crucial aspects: stress levels in the child that contribute to these behaviors, and the teacher's needs. In our course, we equip educators with the skills and language to understand and connect with children and to maintain balance in the classroom.
Teachers who have have enrolled report:
“Children's challenging behavior decreased, and I felt more competent.”
When a child or teacher perceives a threat, their body releases cortisol, which severely inhibits listening, thinking, understanding, and learning. Research shows that trust is the most powerful antidote to this anxiety; trust in oneself, processes, or supportive adults. Amid a world laden with stress and anxiety, building these crucial bonds requires specific adult skills and behaviors.
Mariposa Education offers teaching strategies and language to:
"The children trust me more than other teachers when I give them emphatic statements because they feel heard and understood."
You walk into your staff meeting at the beginning of the school year and your principal asks about staff stress levels. Across the board, teachers’ stress is through the roof. The principal hears this information, and to your dismay, moves on to a different topic, providing no real solutions. Like clockwork, another teacher resigns the next day, and the administration piles on even more tasks for the teachers remaining.Discover Mariposa's Burnout Solution
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