Sensational Self- Care for Educators and Creatives

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Location: Room 260-2
Experience live: All-Access Package
Watch recording: All-Access Package Year-Round PD Package

Participate and share : Interactive session

Tanya C Griffin  
Dr. Sahara Haney  
Angelica Johnson Smith  
Cecile Washington  

Effective Mindfulness strategies that can be applied to your everyday educator life/routines. Discuss challenges and stress relievers to promote productivity and peace. Deep dive into self-care practices for the educator. Easy self-care options discussed and help you create a plan for execution through exploration with panelists.

Audience: Professional developers, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Social emotional learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Change Agent
  • Cultivate a supportive coaching culture that encourages educators and leaders to achieve a shared vision and individual goals.
Professional Learning Facilitator
  • Design professional learning based on needs assessments and frameworks for working with adults to support their cultural, social-emotional and learning needs.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Present Mindfulness strategies and discuss practices that can be performed anywhere
Establish healthy coping skills for dealing with trauma and traumatic situations
Discuss the importance of self-care strategies for women
Engage in a fun exercise that can enhance clarity and productivity
Discuss resilience and perseverance while customizing individual methods of radical self-care that aid in maintaining physical and mental health
Identify methods of self-care in mind, body and spirit that can be applied daily


To present and teach hands-on techniques in mindfulness practices, self-care strategies for students, parents, faculty and staff and to establish healthy coping skills for dealing with trauma and traumatic situations. To define mindfulness, trauma, resilience and perseverance while customizing individual methods of radical self-care that will build behavioral and academic success even through a pandemic, grief and loss.

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Tanya C Griffin, ICARE Prevention Program- EBRPSS

Tanya Chapman Griffin is a Licensed Prevention Professional who promotes a holistic wellness approach to coping with trauma and traumatic experiences. For over 20 years, she has passionately educated youth of all ages and adults in the areas of prevention education and SEL. Tanya enjoys teaching others about mindfulness, self-care, and other healthy coping skills to remain resilient. Additionally, Tanya is a certified Zumba Fitness and WERQ Fitness Instructor and she is the founder and owner of Curvy Girl Dance and Fitness.

Dr. Sahara Haney, Baton Rouge Community College

Dr. Sahara Haney has been an educator for ten years with teaching experience serving as a 6th/7th grade English Language Arts teacher and 4th/5th Gifted Education teacher. She currently serves as Coordinator of the Instructional Technology Team for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. She is passionate about student achievement, professional development, and instructional technology best practices.

Angelica Johnson Smith, East Baton Rouge Parish
Cecile Washington, ICARE- EBRPSS

Cecile J. Washington is a Licensed Prevention Professional at I CARE in the EBRPSS. She received her master's degree at Southern University College of Education, Arts and Humanities in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Practice. As an I CARE specialist, she was afforded the opportunity to gain insightful knowledge on topics that support prevention efforts in EBR communities. With trauma on the rise, as a mother of triplet boys and with a full-time career, intentional practices to balance and enhance through Mindfulness is at the forefront of her life. Sharing the experience with others is a delight.

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