A safe space for teachers to come together as a community
Attentive Talks is a special project of Attentive Teaching.
We’re organizing teachers to come together as a community every week and talk through issues related to education today, share their personal struggles, and learn mindfulness-based solutions.
Founded by teachers and therapists, our nonprofit knows that teachers don’t always feel heard or cared for. We want you to know that we care about you and your well being. We’re here to help.
What to expect during our virtual weekly teacher chats.
Our chats are hosted every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm via Zoom. Each week, we talk about a theme. We might discuss what it means to be vulnerable with your students and how that can provide a model for them, or times that you’ve felt powerless and how we can work to help you feel more empowered. Each Attentive Talks session begins with an intention to heal and ends with a short meditation or visualization.
Our goals for Attentive Talks:
1. Create a safe space for teachers and/or parents to share their feelings, struggles, successes.
2. Provide a resource for advice, tips, and suggestions from our team of teachers, mentors, and mental health counselors, as well as from other group members — We want to help you recognize and address symptoms of trauma through mindfulness and self-regulating techniques.
3. A long term goal is to use the information we learn from teachers in this group to advocate for legislative change. This is a grassroots movement that has to start with YOU. We must be the change we wish to see in the world.
Join our community of teachers committed to helping themselves so they can help their students.