The location for summer all offerings* is a quaint home nestled among the redwoods in the beautiful Russian River town of Cazadero. Prices include meals and materials. Arrangements can be made separately to stay overnight at the local inn if you are interested.
Coming together in communion with fellow teacher-warriors will break the bonds of isolation and open you up to greater efficacy in the classroom.
By the way, I donate 15% of my workshop fees directly to one of three organizations supporting teachers (your choice!):
- Alameda Education Foundation (Adopt-A-Classroom) — This is my local education foundation, doing one of the best jobs supporting teachers of any local organization I’ve seen. 166 classrooms were adopted last year and I’d like to see that number be higher, particularly on the West end of town where the needs are greater.
- Donor’s Choose — 94% of donations go directly to teachers and their classrooms. Any teacher who’s wanted something for their classroom they could not afford to buy or could not ask parents to provide knows the great value of this organization.
- Camfed (Teacher Training) — Camfed uses 91% of its donations on programs and services it provides. Camfed focuses on educating girls on the continent of Africa and has a unique track for interested young women to be trained as teachers when they are finished with their formal secondary schooling.
Option One: Long Lunch and a Time to Reflect $85 11am-2pm, Sunday August 16th
Consider this a time to soak in some nature as you prepare yourself emotionally for the year to come. Sit among like-minded colleagues as you explore your intention for the year and the steps you’ll need to complete in order to meet that intention. This is a time for reflection and community that will include some writing, sharing, and creating.
Option Two: Day-Long Retreat $165 10am-4pm, Tuesday August 18th
This, too, is about reflection and community, however it is also about action. With more time we can dig deeper into what’s gone well for you in your years of teaching and how you can leverage those successes in places where you still feel stuck. The afternoon will be dedicated to exploring what’s next and creating a plan of action, which will be shared with colleagues for valuable feedback. It’s a day of writing, sharing, and creating.
The Fine Print
*Both options include an opportunity to extend the work of the community through the year either on-line or in person. Have ideas? Please share in the comments below.
*These offerings are only feasible with a minimum of 6 participants. Maximum capacity is 8 to keep the experience both comfortable and intimate.
*Must be ok with dogs as my two furry children will be present through both events. My two human children and husband will float through here and there as well but they won’t linger like the dogs will.