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Special Guest Speaker Dr. Shauneen Pete ~ August 31/2021 9:00 -11:30 am by Zoom

Target audience: K-12 Location: on Zoom
Date: August 31 2021 Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM      

Special Guest Presenter: Dr. Shauneen Pete
Register directly through Doug David, Pro D Chair, at pd71@bctf.ca
Maximum number of participants = unlimited

Dr. Shauneen Pete, Professor, Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the university of Victoria’s Department of Indigenous Education in the Faculty of Education. As a long-time educator, Dr. Pete often hears from teacher education students that they were not given enough formal Indigenous education in the school system. As a result, these pre-service teachers are scared of integrating the province’s Indigenous education requirements. Even some faculty members have never had structured education about Indigenous culture. In her work, Dr. Pete strives to help fill these gaps.

Like educational practice generally, the theory and practice of Indigenous Education continues to evolve. You will consider your current practices in Indigenous Education and we will explore some options to expand your teaching practice so that you can confidently choose from a variety of pathways. You will be provided with the opportunity to identify commitments for advancing your work into the new year.


Special Guest Speaker Lisa Baylis ~ September 1/2021 9:00 -11:30 am by Zoom

Target audience: Strong Start – grade 12 Location: on Zoom
Date: September 1 2021 Time: 9:00-11:30AM

Special Guest Presenter: Lisa Baylis
Register directly through Doug David, Pro D Chair, at pd71@bctf.ca
Maximum number of participants = unlimited

Lisa Baylis has been sharing wellbeing strategies for the last 20 years. A natural born connector with an innate ability to make people feel valued and heard, she is an instructor, a counsellor, a facilitator, and a mother. Lisa is a published author of Self-Compassion for Educators as well as, the creator of the AWE Method — Awakening the Wellbeing for Educators — which merges self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion.

This workshop helps educators understand why mindfulness and self-compassion are the fundamental first steps in helping to bring intentional presence back into any area of our classroom, school or personal life. Whether you’re a new teacher or an experienced educator you will understand why our personal practices will create a ripple of wellbeing around us. This workshop will help you learn to create more pause for you! 

Educators have the highest risk of burnout than any other occupation in the world. Lisa’s workshops refine habits and strategies to put wellbeing first.

  • Are you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and weary?
  • Do you find yourself counting the days to every long weekend, holiday or break in your very busy week?
  • When is the last time you gave yourself permission to pause and ask,
    “What can I do to truly care for myself at this moment?”

Participants will:
Understand mindfulness and self-compassion as conceptual theories. Practice meeting the struggles we face with self-compassion. Recognize the importance and skills of self-regulation to build positive culture and relationships within your school and classroom.