Stretch Yourself Book Study
Dive deep into the concept of EdTech Yoga! This book study is ideal for a group of PK-12 educators willing to refocus on their vision, take risks, and reflect on their teaching practice.
Educators are experiencing great stress and pressure and often do not get the chance to pause and reconnect with their purpose to rejuvenate. During the 6 weeks, we will read the book Stretch Yourself together and intentionally connect the concepts to our life within and beyond school through the three main parts: Breathe, Stretch and Meditate. his course will take you on an EdTech Yoga journey to breathe, stretch and meditate.
Who is this course for?
The course is for PK-12 teachers – part of the same school of partner schools enrolled in this book study – who are interested in diving into the concepts and practices around breathing (self-care, self-awareness), stretching (taking risks with caution when teaching), and meditating (reflecting on self, and providing quality feedback to others).
This course is completely self-paced and allows participants to:
- Reconnect aspirations and access their internal sources of efficacy by taking time to pause and reflect on beliefs and identity
- Use self-awareness tools (such as journaling and coaching tools) to deepen their teaching practice and find the internal resourcefulness to continue their learning journey beyond.
The Learning Process
The course typically takes 6 weeks:
- Week 1 -2 Breathe: We explore the need for self-awareness. We reconnect to our purpose as teachers and find our inner source of empowerment.
- Week 3-4 Stretch: We investigate what cause us to fear failure and how we can overcome these obstacles and engage in quick prototyping. We experiment with intentional use of technology.
- Week 5-6 Meditate: We take the time to receive and give feedback in ways that support ourselves and our learners and we share our learnings beyond.
Authors and Course Instructors
Founder of No Borders Learning, Fanny Passeport has +11 years of experience in international schools in leadership and teaching positions. She currently works at Erasmus University Rotterdam, co-creating radical educational innovations for and with students.
Educational Technology Consultant
Caitlin is an award-winning educational technology coach, author, and consultant (at Blank Crayon LLC) who implements innovative solutions to the challenges of teaching and learning in the digital age through transformative uses of educational technology.
Before the book study
You need to have purchased the book before the book study starts.
Content to support you during the course and beyond.
Journal – A reflective journal that allows you to embed mindfulness throughout the course. This supports you take intentional pauses to gain clarity.
EdTech Tools List – We often spend so much time looking for a digital resource. The list of EdTech tools will help you go right to the resource you might need.
Self-Coaching Templates – The self-coaching template acts as a process that allows you to be intentional and focused when planning.
When does the course start and finish?
This is a privately run book study that is organized for a group of teachers within one or several schools.
What do I need to be prepared?
You need to have access to high-speed internet so you can easily watch the videos and access the material without problems. It is preferable to use a laptop/computer rather than a tablet or smartphone.
Do I need to purchase the book?
You will need to purchase the book before the course starts. It is available on various platforms (ISTE, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles). You can by the e-book or the paper version.
Will I get a certificate of completion?
After completing the book study by engaging in all experiences actively, you will to receive a course certificate.
What is your cancellation policy?
Refunds requested within 48 hours of registering will be honored minus a 50 EUR cancellation fee. One week before the online course starts, registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. If a participant does not log in and attend the course, registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.