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 seeks to support educators to achieve well-being.

We believe that 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 two years, we’ve facilitated the program with teachers in Boston Public Schools and Stockton Unified School District. Participants reported statistically significant declines in burnout, depression, and anxiety.

 

Educators Thriving in the Press:

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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.

Boston Teachers Union & Educators Thriving win Innovation Fund COVID-19 Response Grant.

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

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,”

Our Partners

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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 achieving well-being.

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How does it work?

The core of our program consists of twelve research-based online sessions.

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

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

Research & Results

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

Dr. Tyler Hester’s Doctoral Capstone

Dr. Tyler Hester Doctoral Capstone Defense

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.

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