Self-care, Self-Compassion and Stress Reduction Strategies for Resilient Educators
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Lisa is currently a Professor in the College of Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a speaker/trainer that provides workshops on Engaging Learners, and a professional coach that specializes in helping others achieve balance- finding the median between working to live and living to work.
She has decades of experience in education as a teacher, instructional coach, administrator, and consultant, and currently a professor. Essentially, she is a life long teacher educator. She has taught in public, private, parochial, pre-school, and higher education.
Her research focuses on creating a culture of mindful educators and students in environments that are collaborative and healthy. Most recently, she is investigating whether adopting deliberate habits and stress reduction strategies can help educators manage the “overwhelm” and live a more peaceful, productive, and balanced life.
Her book, Practicing Presence by Stenhouse Publishers is a compilation of simple self-care strategies, habits and resources for educators at all levels.
Her teaching focuses on engaging learners, change theory, educational leadership, designing optimal learning environments and social emotional awareness for both students and adults.
She has been a Collins Writing Program Associate since 2008.
For over a decade she has been an educational consultant working with pre-schools, K-12 schools and universities, helping improve student performance through writing and thinking across the curriculum, with a focus on student engagement.
Lisa practices evidence-based coaching with clients she has the ability, knowledge, resources and skills to find current information from valid, reputable research, translate it, determine its applicability, and then mobilize the client’s inner resources for the purpose of enhancing performance for personal and career development.
Dr. Lisa Lucas is a professor in the College of Education and Social work at West Chester University, Pennsylvania. She’s also a professional wellness coach, an author and an active workshop leader in the area of learner engagement.
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Lisa Lucas: Responding Instead of Reacting
We discuss reframing our thinking, Lisa shares her 4 C’s and leads Nate in the Presence Pause, a simple and effective technique to ground and transition yourself and your students. Do it with us!