CONNECT

San Francisco, CA 94158

​​meg.hanebutt@gmail.com

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The Present Classroom approach TEACHES movement & mindfulness techniques to educators to support them in developing the following in their classrooms in a trauma-informed and inclusive way: 

 

-Social/emotional learning (self-awareness, social awareness, relationship building & repair, nonviolent communication, etc) 

-Conscious classroom community

-The ability to build energy/calm energy/maintain energy of the classroom

-Classroom management

-Orienting & spatial awareness (especially important for kids with trauma) 

-Cross-curricular connections

-Special emphasis on teacher/student/parent self care

 

This program is designed to be tailored to your school's individual needs. Meghan will work closely with your administrative team to design your days based on what your team's goals entail. Topics can include (but are not limited to)

-nonviolent communication and active listening

-community circles

-developing rapport with students, parents, and co-workers

-yoga and meditation

-Appreciative Inquiry

-classroom management strategies

-mindful movement

-working with challenging students

The overall program, however is ​based on

 

THREE CORE BELIEFS

1.) Positive classroom community and Social/Emotional learning are the foundations for all other learning

 

2.) Children learn best from experience and by example 

 

3.) In order to model wellness and kindness for students, teachers themselves must first focus on their own self care 

WHY TPC? 

One of the main goals for The Present Classroom is to create a community that brings self-care and wellness practices to teachers and administrators in order to:

 

a.) improve overall wellbeing, thus preventing teacher burnout and 

b.) mentor teachers to be models of mindfulness & self care for their students so that they can 

c.) empower and support their students and each other within their school communities.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (2016), at least 40 million adults, or 18.1% of people over 18 are affected by anxiety and depression each year. Furthermore, in children between the ages of 13-18 years old, 25.1% of children are affected by anxiety disorders. That's 1 in every 4 students in your classroom. "Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse." (ADAA "Facts and Statistics," 2016). Even further, it seems as though anxiety spans gender, race, and socioeconomic status. Some have gone as far as to call it an epidemic. 

 

Because education is so dear to me and so important for our future, because anxiety and depression have directly and significantly affected my own life, and because yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness practices have had a great impact on my overall well-being, I offer The Present Classroom into the world in hopes of helping and healing others.

 

With sincerity and love,

Meghan

Workshop formats: 

 

1 or 2 day team retreats 

(generally best at the beginning or end of school year) 

Weekly team workshops

(local San Francisco Bay area schools only)

Multischool PD workshops

(Coming soon!) 

Also available: 

1 on 1 holistic educational coaching for teachers and parents