Don’t just survive. 
Thrive.

Educators Thriving is a research-based personal development program to help educators achieve well-being.

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Educators Thriving supports educators to achieve well-being.

We believe that attending to the well-being of educators is a prerequisite to achieving the results with students that each of us desires. Through our program, participants learn concrete strategies to help them avoid and manage most common pitfalls of the educator experience: being overwhelmed, personal neglect, struggling with a fixed mindset, unexpected challenges, and isolation. 

Over the past four years, we've facilitated the program with educators in districts across the United States. Participants reported statistically significant declines in burnout, depression, and anxiety alongside increases in resilience and subjective well-being.

 

How does it work?

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Participants gain access to online sessions featuring research backed strategies

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Engage in sessions synchronously with a small group of 3-5 other colleagues

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Between sessions, participants apply research-based strategies proven to increase well-being

  Our Offerings  

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Core Program 

Twelve research-based online sessions to support educator well-being.

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Participants engage in 12 sessions over the course of 9 months with a small group of peers via our custom-built web platform.​ Sessions enable reflection, discussion, and interaction with the content.

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Participants integrate the strategies they learn about into their daily lives alongside their peers and a Teaching Fellow who provides individualized support and feedback.​​

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Those who successfully complete the program have the opportunity to earn units that they may be able to apply to salary advancement. 

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Custom Program 

Research-based professional development customized to your needs.

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Partner schools and districts gain access to asynchronous, research-based professional development customized to their needs. We collaborate with our partners to integrate the professional development content within existing programmatic structures.

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Our tech team creates a customized, members-only website for program participants and provides ongoing technical support as needed.

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Together with our partners, we craft a customized well-being survey that is administered at baseline and at the end of the program. On the basis of the results, our research team runs statistical analyses and produces a synthesis report that includes clear, actionable next steps to improve employee well-being.

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District Analysis 

Gain a clear picture of the well-being of your district's educator workforce.

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Educators Thriving collects quantitative and qualitative data to gain a clear picture of the well-being of your district's educator workforce. 

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With clarity about bright spots and areas for improvement, Educators Thriving collaborates with senior leadership to identify high priority change objectives and tangible next steps.

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For districts that want to go beyond the creation of a plan, Educators Thriving convenes and supports a diverse group of leaders throughout the district to drive lasting change.

 We Also Offer: 

3 Hour Training

Participants practice with three research-based strategies that are empirically proven to increase well-being. In the past, our partners have incorporated this session as a component of their New Teacher Orientation training sessions. ​

1 Day Training

Participants practice with five strategies empirically proven to increase well-being. Educators Thriving crafts a customized website for our partner organization, enabling participants to retain access to a wealth of program resources.

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Who is it for?

Our program is created for those who are on the front lines of this work: teachers and administrators.

Participants are people who are eager to learn about and apply research-based strategies to increase well-being.

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Research & Results

Learn more about the research the underpins the program and our results.

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Dr. Tyler Hester’s Doctoral Capstone

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Dr. Tyler Hester Doctoral Capstone Defense

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2020-21 Core Program Results Synthesis

What our participants are saying

84%

reported that the program made teaching feel more sustainable

89%

reported the program helped to improve their well-being

67%

say the program made them more likely to stay in the teaching profession

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“I have learned to appreciate my students and job. Before the class I was thinking about leaving the teaching profession. I’m sure I’ll be staying for the long haul now.

  Our Partners  

  Press  

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Social-Emotional Learning for You, Too

Educators need SEL as well as their students
 

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PD Also Means Personal Development

Ed.L.D. student creates development program for new teachers to manage stress and well-being

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New Teachers Thriving

Ed.L.D. student Tyler Hester's new venture provides the tools and support to help teachers avoid burnout and build resilience.

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BTU & Educators Thriving win Innovation Fund COVID-19 Response Grant.

Our partner in Boston applied for & won a grant from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to support Educators Thriving.

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Educators thriving: The nuts and bolts of avoiding burnout

Virtual AFT TEACH conference workshop, “We Must and Can Do Better: Five Pitfalls to Avoid to Help Educators Thrive,”

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Want to bring Educators Thriving to your district? 

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