Summer Self-Care Conference
A FREE LIVE virtual conference for educators to beat burnout, work smarter (not harder), and live their best lives in and out of the classroom.
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✨CALLING ALL BURNED OUT TEACHERS✨
This online conference will give you the encouragement, motivation, and tools you're looking for to reduce stress, prevent burnout, and make teaching sustainable again!
20+ Speakers Presenting on Topics Like:
→ Teacher Burnout
→ Teacher Health & Wellness
→ Productivity for Educators
→ Compassion Fatigue
→ Behavior Management without Burnout
→ Trauma-Informed Teaching
→ Classroom Organization
→ & SO MUCH MORE!
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The best part of this conference is? It's all online.
You can attend all the sessions from the comfort of your own couch (no professional dress required)!
There are so many different strategies to reducing the impact of burnout and self-care that feels authentic and so many tools to use that could reduce your stress and allow you to fill your cup that it can be overwhelming. Summer Self-Care Conference is the place for you to learn from experts in teacher burnout, self-care, and education who have been and still are in the same situation you're in - balancing personal and professional obligations and using actionable strategies in order to be the most effective educator/parent they can!
July 2023 will be the THIRD annual conference and we cannot wait to show you what's in store!
To see what you missed in previous years ...⤵
See the Archives for 2021 & 2022 Conference→
Here's How the Conference Works!
Friday, July 7th- Registration opens for Summer Self-Care Conference 2023
Friday, July 21 - Day 1 Conference Sessions will be available to attendees
Saturday, July 22 - Day 2 Conference Sessions will be available to attendees
Sunday, July 23 - Day 3 Conference Sessions available to attendees.
*Conference ends at 11:59 pm and sessions are no longer available unless you upgrade to an All-Access Pass.
Monday, July 24th - The bonus library is unlocked for the All-Access Pass holders.
All ticket holders will receive a certificate that you will fill out and can turn into your school or district requesting professional development credit hours for each of the online video sessions you watched to completion.
This conference is not accredited by an educational institution and professional development credits are not guaranteed.
Requested professional development credits will be assigned at your institution’s discretion.
You can attend all the sessions from the comfort of your own couch!
There are so many different strategies to creating a self-care plan that feels authentic and so many tools to use that could reduce your stress and allow you to fill your cup that it can be overwhelming.
The Summer Self-Care Conference is the place for you to learn from experts in self-care and education who have been and still are in the same situation you're in - balancing personal and professional obligations and using self-care strategies in order to be the most effective educator/parent they can!
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The podcast that gives overwhelmed educators the support, tools, and mindset to reduce teacher burnout and keep teaching sustainable. You'll be inspired to individualize self-care and learn to prioritize your well-being and mental health, all while making a bigger impact on your classrooms and community.
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"The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Automating Your Classroom to Stop Doing it All & Avoid Burnout" | Brittany Blackwell, M.Ed.
3-3:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
As a teacher, you're constantly being tasked with more and more to do. What if you could reclaim your evenings and weekends and stop bringing piles of work home? …and do it without that overwhelm and dread that there will be more to do the following week? Feeling at ease that it's handled and you can focus on your personal time. This is where the magic of automation comes into play! In this session, you will learn the basics to stress less, begin automating your classroom so you can get tasks done without ever lifting a finger, and scratch things off of your to do list.
"Why Community is Crucial for Living a Joyful Life" | Maddy Fry
4:00-4:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
As a teacher, you are constantly surrounded by other people, both big and small. But are you actually connecting and creating a true community around you? Humans are social creatures on a biological level and must have a community around them to feel seen, supported, and encouraged to live a joyful life. In this 30-minute workshop, you are going to be learning not only the importance of creating and being a part of a larger community but also how to create a community you thrive in! If you are ready to feel more deeply connected to a community and live more joyfully, be sure to join this summer self-care session!
"Enhance Connectedness using Mindfulness in Nature" | Victoria Hackett
3:30-4:00 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Did you know research has shown mindfulness in nature to be helpful to teachers, improving their own emotional well-being, helping them understand student perspective, and freeing them up to be more effective in the classroom? In this workshop, we explore what we can collectively do to move mountains and discover how can we immerse ourselves in the gifts nature has to offer to get there. Self-Care looks different for everyone. Come learn 10 simple practices that will enhance your connection to the natural environment using mindfulness and other contemplative techniques.
"Owning Your Teacher Wins (Mindset Hacks to Celebrate How Far You've Come)" | Kelsey Sorenson
5:00-5:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
As teachers, we're lifelong learners. That means we're often striving to learn more, do more, and improve ourselves. However, when we do this, we tend to always be looking at ourselves compared to where we want to be, and the goalpost keeps moving. We never stop to see how far we've come. In this session, former teacher and certified life coach Kelsey Sorenson will share mindset hacks that will help you see your accomplishments in a way you never have before, as well as practical strategies to own your teacher wins each and every day. You'll walk away feeling confident and ready to take on the next school year.
"Leave Burnout Behind by Creating Your Own Online Business" | Amanda Reed
5:30-6:00 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Teachers are searching for a way to stay home with their families, be more present with their own children, and strive to find a better work life balance as a means to leave the burnout behind from being an educator. In this workshop, I am going to show teachers how to leave burnout behind and start your very own online business. You will walk away with an understanding of how to start your own online business as well as leaving the workshop with several business ideas that are currently needed in the online space that you can start as your own!
"Lesson Plan in Half the Time" | Jamie Sears
7:00-7:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Coffee mugs. Pens. Picture books. Teachers have plenty of those! But, time? That is something teachers never seem to have enough of. In this session, Jamie shares real, simple strategies to save time lesson planning. Even if you have to write super detailed plans, you’ll leave with practical tips that can cut your planning time in half!
"3 Simple Systems To Maximize your Time and Minimize your Work" | Samantha Holcomb
8:00-8:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Feeling overwhelmed by the never-ending lists or the "not enough hours in the day" mantra is Teacher Stress 101. We all struggle with not only wanting more time in our day, but wanting to use it on OUR terms. In this session, we will discuss 3 simple productivity systems (that almost every "big wig" and major corporation use) that are easy to implement, and will earn you back your free time the longer you use them. Let's chat block scheduling, using templates, and how SOP's can all be a time-saving game changer! Don't worry, I wouldn't give you something that only works in one area of your life. Together, we will implement all 3 of these systems into your work, home, and personal life to make the most of your time and minimize your effort!
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"One Rock Solid Way to Overcome the Daily Teacher Drain " | Elizabeth Peterson
11-11:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Are there moments when you feel like retreating to a quiet, dark corner of your classroom so that you can hide beneath a big piece of butcher paper? Or maybe you sit in your car each morning dreading when the clock will signal that it's time to step into the school. With student behaviors ramping up and the overload of responsibilities, teaching can seem like an uphill battle. But when you have a clear understanding of your priorities and what led you to be a teacher in the first place, you can stand solid and find the motivation to keep going. In this engaging workshop, you'll participate in a hands-on, reflective activity that will keep you grounded in what truly matters to you both personally and professionally. Feel free to bring along your favorite coloring tools to enhance the experience!
"Don't Let Weight Weigh You Down " | Andrea Mishio
11:30-12:00 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
During this energetic presentation, you will gain practical strategies and effective supports to help you discover and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Here, you will learn how to navigate all aspects of life: work, relationships, and parenting while most importantly, maintaining your own optimal health. How do you put yourself first in a time during your life when you are always giving everything you have to others? I will provide you with simple tips for ordinary humans to inspire you and to help you transform yourself into the wonder woman (or man of wonder) of your wildest dreams. Join me, as I share my 4 year journey of I evolved my ordinary « Mom Mindset » to one of a « Wonder Womom »
"Trauma-Informed Breathwork as a Gateway to Deep Healing and Honoring Your Wholeness " | Dr. Katie Raher
12-12:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Most people know that doing some intentional breathing can be restorative for them and the kids they support, AND the power of the breath is so much more! A foundational piece of creating meaningful, trauma-informed relationships, interactions, and environments for children is the adults’ connection with their own nervous systems. Breathwork is a powerful body-based practice that allows adults to deeply cultivate that connection with the body. Learn about and experience the power of continual, conscious, active breath as a means to cultivate a deep listening to the wisdom within the body and a felt sense of safety, while being given agency and empowered choice to honor your own needs through a trauma-informed approach.
"5 Steps to Maximize Your School Day through Productive Planning Time" | Brianne Beebe
12:30-1- Q&A in the Facebook Group
Our planning time at school is precious. It always seems that once we really get to work, our time is up. In this session, we will explore five steps teachers can take to maximize their school day by making the most of their valuable planning periods. By the end of this session, you'll be equipped to effectively structure your planning periods and create a more efficient teaching experience so you can finally stop taking work home.
"Save Your Sanity with Writing Systems that Reduce Planning Time and Student Behaviors" | Susan from Shared Teaching
1-1:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Discover the 3 writing systems you should implement in your classroom that will help streamline your lesson planning and lower your stress levels. I'll show you exactly what to do to create your own! This jam-packed session will provide a ton of inspiration and ideas so you can leave feeling confident and prepared to bring these writing systems to life in your own classroom.
"How to Not Work For Free: Your Plan to be an Efficient AND Effective Teacher" | Jen Manly
1:30-2:00 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
If the last few school years taught us anything, it's that teachers need their time back. In this 30-minute workshop, you'll create customized action steps to increase your efficiency without compromising your effectiveness as an educator. We'll discuss how to navigate the unique challenges of teaching in order to maximize both effectiveness and efficiency including setting boundaries and creating systems for both students and yourself. With a focus on actionable strategies, teachers will explore ways to streamline both class processes and workload to help you feel good about working your contract hours (or close to it!)... reclaiming time for the things that are most important to you.
"Data Collection and Management Systems to Make Educators Lives Easier " | Adelaide Jones
2-2:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Data collection and management is a huge headache. I created a system that make my life easier. Join me for an asynchronous workshop presentation on creating a comprehensive digital data collection and management system for educators. This workshop is designed to help teachers streamline their paperwork, improve communication with parents and administrators, and reduce stress. Using free tools available to all educators, participants will learn to create a user-friendly system with clickable links, forms, and organized resources. This system centralizes data, measures individualized student goals, fosters collaboration, and provides a reliable paper trail. Whether you're a special education teacher or work in any subject or grade level, this workshop equips you with valuable skills applicable in various contexts. Accessible through a simple link or QR code, the system can be utilized by the entire team, facilitating efficient data tracking and management. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your teaching experience and make your life easier with a practical and sustainable data collection system.
"Meal Prep and Planning to Save Your Time and Sanity " | Tara Dusko
4-4:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Never worry about what's for dinner again! Does that sound too good to be true? In this session, you'll learn how meal prep and planning can save you time each week. When you get home from a long, stressful day at school, you'll know exactly what your family is having for dinner, and it will already be partly or completely ready to heat and serve. I'll teach you how to find recipes your family will love, how to schedule them out for the whole week or month, and how to get most of the prep work done ahead of time. You don't want to miss this session!
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"Hacking Teacher Burnout: 8 Steps to go from Isolated to Empowered and Overcome Any Challenge " | Amber Harper
11-11:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
In this presentation, Amber will help you understand where burnout truly comes from, what you have the power to change, and (most importantly) the steps you can take to make the changes that are right for you and your burnout. She will lay out the 3 mistakes and mindset shifts you MUST make if you want to see change in your life and (of course) the 8 steps you can take TODAY to begin to make small shifts that will help you grow through your burnout, rather than stay stuck in it.
"Regulation: Why Nervous System Regulation is the Key to Behavior Change" | Rachel Nye
11:30-12 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Has student behavior ever made your body tense up? Have you ever left feeling defeated by the disrespect, aggression, and lack of support? If you answered yes (which I'm sure you did) this session is for you! With a focus on nervous system regulation, we'll chat ways to prime yourself to beat the behavior burnout and you'll leave with tools you can use to address those challenging situations in your classroom.
"The Truth About Mental Health as a First Year Teacher " | Helena Hains
12-12:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Let me guess, you are scrolling social media and YouTube videos for all of the teacher tips and tricks on how to get ahead this summer. The problem is, you're secretly overwhelmed by all the information and things you have to get done this summer. Maybe you're confused because you're not sure where to start. Secretly, you may be thinking to yourself: "Can I do this? Will I be a good teacher? How am I going to get all of this done?" It's no secret that there is a lot more to education than we were told in College. That's why in this 30-minute presentation, Helena tells you the truth about mental health and the education system. So you can be proactive now and prevent burnout from occurring later in the year.
"Revive and Thrive: Empowering Burned-Out Teachers through Efficient Curriculum Mapping" | Khristen Massic
12:30-1 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Are you a teacher who finds yourself juggling multiple preps and feeling overwhelmed? Get ready for an exciting session where we'll walk you through the process of efficient curriculum mapping. Say goodbye to overwhelming lesson planning and hello to a more balanced and fulfilling teaching experience!
In this workshop, we'll help you simplify your workload and create a clear roadmap for your curriculum. By the end of our time together, you'll leave with a practical roadmap to kick-start your curriculum mapping journey. You'll gain the knowledge and next steps necessary to confidently create unit and lesson plans that perfectly align with your students' needs.
It's time to rejuvenate your teaching practice and find that spark again. Don't miss out on this opportunity to simplify and revitalize your curriculum planning. Join us and embark on a journey towards a more manageable and rewarding teaching experience!
"Write Your Way Out: Using Creative Writing to Heal from Burnout and Compassion Fatigue " | Ayesis Clay
2:00-2:30 - Q&A in Facebook Group
Write Your Way Out is an interactive workshop that explores how creative writing can serve as a powerful and fun tool for healing stress, adversity, and trauma in and out of the classroom. In this workshop, you will: use mindfulness exercises to spark creativity, use writing prompts to help reveal your teacher story, and share your writing in a supportive environment. This unique and engaging workshop will provide tools to reduce your stress, boost your mood, and help regulate your emotions - all while having fun! No writing experience is necessary.
"Three Simple Wellness Hacks Every Educator Needs " | Lauren Girgash
11-11:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Simple wellness strategies have the power to alter the way educators experience their day-to-day! This session will examine three actionable wellness strategies that educators can start implementing immediately. In fact, doing so in the summer will only better prepare teachers to continue implementing the strategies throughout the school year. We will dig into the why and how behind every strategy so that teachers feel equipped, confident, and ready to prioritize THEIR health and happiness.
"Using Unit Hubs to Organize Your Teaching Resources " | Lisa McHargue
2-2:30 - Q&A in the Facebook Group
Sick of wasting time searching for resources you need to teach you next unit? Wondering how many days a unit took or how you started it? Stop asking these questions and wasting time! Unit hubs are about to be your new favorite thing! Unit hubs pull all of your resources into one, easy-to-use document. In this session you'll learn what unit hubs are, and the simplest way to create one.
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Meet Your Host, Brittany Blackwell, M.Ed.
Meet Brittany, the Teacher Burnout & Sustainability Strategist and mastermind behind this jam-packed 3-day conference. Real life educator? Check. Passionate about giving you real life, simple strategies & tools to make teaching sustainable? Check.
In the ever-evolving world of teaching that constantly is adding more to your plate, Brittany is like that teacher bestie who always knows the next best way to stop doing it all and With over thirteen years of experience in elementary and middle school classrooms, Brittany has become an expert in addressing teacher burnout. She is also the host of the top education podcast "The Resilient Teacher Podcast".
Join Brittany at the THIRD annual Summer Self-Care Conference for teachers and get ready to have your socks rocked with the systems, support, and sustainability you always dreamed of! Her firsthand experience and knack for making complex concepts simple is not to be missed! Discover how to work smarter, not harder and live your best life inside AND outside of the classroom without burning out!