A virtual series for directors and owners who want to focus on stability, security, and success.
The world has been shaken by a pandemic. The effects are being felt in our lives every day. Our schools are in crisis.
How do you lead your teachers during a season like this? How do you support children and parents? How do you make strategic decisions about your school in a season of unknowns?
You've spent weeks wondering...
How to motivate your team at a time like this?
How to earn and sustain trust with parents and teachers?
What the impact is of teacher anxiety on the children in their care?
How to make decisions as a war-time leader?
How to deal with the grief, loss and the crisis that is constantly weighing on you?
Since the pandemic broke out, I've spoken to dozens of school leaders on the phone. While battling Covid-19 at home, I was messaging leaders to see how they were getting on.
How do we deal with the immediate crises of closing schools, laying off and furloughing staff, and unemployment?
But at Schools of Excellence, we always focus on the ripple effect. What effect is this going to have on our schools?
It goes far beyond the immediate crises, and we need to prepare now. That's why I've created the Schools in Transition Series.
The Schools in Transition Series focuses on 5 areas of school leadership:
As the leader of the school your mental state of being has a direct ripple effect to the staff, families and children. How you choose to make decisions now can be life or death for your school. And the way you show up in your day and enter difficult conversations will determine some of the long term effects of your school culture.
This time is effecting our marriage, relationships, and our children. Our bodies are in constant fight or flight and even when we become aware of it, it’s so challenging to let it go. Fortunately, there are tools we can use in our relationships that will help us thrive during this time and even bring a new level of meaning to our lives.
Your schools and personal finance may have been hit hard and you are trying to gather all the data to make the best decisions for your life and your school. But what about when their are no right moves? How do you make the best decision for you when you don’t know. Our leading financial experts will share their advice.
Resilience and grit will help you navigate this time. How can you become more resilient? How can you guide your staff to create safe containers for connection with the children for when they return. What about all the behavior issues that will come up as a result of this?
Meet the Schools in Transition Speakers
Dr David Fox
joanna faber & Julie king
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Hi, I'm your host - Chanie Wilschanski!
I’m an Early Childhood Leadership Coach and Culture Specialist, and have had the privilege of working with hundreds of Directors who are working to build a school of excellence.
I began my journey over a decade ago, teaching toddlers at the acclaimed Preschool of the Arts in NYC.
Continuing my path into higher studies, I got my Masters in EC and Special Education, and started training teachers and school leaders on the HOW part of creating excellence in their schools.
Throughout my journey, I got married and had 4 children (ages 3, 6, 9 and 10). My hands are full! I know what it takes to lead a large center and have a full-time job at home as well, and it breaks my heart when I see so many dedicated school leaders sacrificing all of their time with their family and all of their self care (what self care?) to a school that feels like it’s constantly getting away from them.
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Session 1: Steps for Financial Stability with Kathy Ligon
Session 2: How to Thrive in The Five Types of Intimacy with Marla Matteson
Session 3: How to Make Strategic Decisions with Todd Herman
Session 4: How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen with Joanna Faber and Julie King
Session 1: Why Your School Shouldn't Go Back to Normal with Lori Buxton
Session 2: Processing Grief & Trauma of Pandemic Proportions with Dr Dipti Solanki
Session 3: The Data Behind Your Decisions + What It Means For Your Business in the Next 6 Months with Scott Wayman
Session 4: How to Create Containers for Connection with Children with Sally Haughey
Session 1: Calming The Chaos: The Emotional Impact of Pushing Too Hard + What To Do Instead with Shari Tiegman
Session 2: How to Take Control of Your Food Cravings, Increase Immunity, and Reduce Anxiety in These Uncertain Times with Jen Edden
Session 3: Stress - Understanding How We Choose to Live with Leah Butler-Smith
Session 4: Creating a Culture of Innovation with Simon Sinek
Session 1: Alignment & Movement at Home with Mushka Kaminka
Session 2: How to Rise Up with Resilience with Tricia Brouk
Session 3: Affordable, Fun & Effective Mind care for Everyone, Everywhere with Troy Byer
Session 4: Alyssa Gallagher
Session 1: Self Awareness, Anxiety & Disruption in Schools and Classrooms with Dr. Fox
Session 2: The Leader vs The Achiever with Marshall Goldsmith
Session 3: Mindfulness Coping Strategies for Educators and Parents During These Trying Times with Nancy Siegel
Session 4: Decision Making for Financial Health as an Owner of Child Care with Anthony D'Agostino
Why should you attend the Schools in Transition Series?
Tools You need right now
This event will be so powerful and give you the tools you need now.
Who is the Schools in Transition Series for?
If you find yourself in one of the following categories, this event is good fit for you...
The Aspiring Leader
You know that becoming a more successful leader can have a dramatic impact on your school’s growth and your personal life. You want to help each teacher shine , you want to create a better culture, and you really want to learn how!
You’ve been burning the midnight oil for far too many nights trying to think of new creative ways to navigate this crisis. You know your school has what it takes to survive and thrive and you are ready to roll up your sleeves and learn the tools and strategies.
You already have 100+ ideas every morning before you sit down for coffee. So you’ve started some initiatives, some have been great, but you want more. You want your staff to “BUY IN” and really get it! And you want to make sure the ones you are choosing with have the right impact.
You care so much about EACH parent, teacher and child. You really want everyone to be happy and care about each other. You want to create a community of parents and a place where everyone can call home. You want this with every fiber of your being and really believe in it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the Schools in Transition Series for?
The Schools in Crisis Series is for directors, owners, parents, and teachers who are committed to taking action. It's for people who realise that they can be part of creating a solution to what’s going on.
Where is the event located?
The Schools in Crisis series is completely virtual and is taking place online.
How do I watch the sessions?
You will receive a link to create your course account from Thinkific once you purchase.
Will this give me CEU credits toward my license?
Though this series gives a certificate of completion at the end, it does not provide any CEU Credits at this time.