Tapping into the joys of teaching

Customized sessions for OPSEU members at York Regional District School Board, designed to help participants focus on what they really hope for in their work and personal lives.

Working from the premise that when people notice and draw from their existing strengths and resources, motivation and clarity of direction will be forthcoming.

In any situation, some things are already working well – let’s find and expand upon them. Also, change happens in small steps. And a small change can have significant consequences.

Group activities, guided coaching questions and smaller breakout-rooms experience will give participants an opportunity to both reflect and participate.

  • 75 minutes, online sessions via zoom
  • you will need camera, microphone and speakers
  • laptop/desktop suggested
  • mobile devices will work but the screen will be small


Sparkling moments
Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7 pm to 8:15 pm

Take a moment to contemplate some of your best moments of your work as a teacher. Through a guided exercise, discover the strengths and other positive qualities that these moments reveal about you. Discover how you might have more of these moments in the future.


Building rapport in face to face and virtual classrooms
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 7 pm to 8:15 pm

As we spend more time meeting face to face and virtually, let’s be sure to maintain and even strengthen the human connection between participants. Through this Solution Focused workshop, you will have an opportunity to gain greater clarity into what participants notice when a class is going really well for everyone, and reaffirm the leadership skills and resources you can draw upon to create even better group dynamics.

Turning the corner – COMPLETED
Tuesday, September 1,  2020, 7 pm to 8:15 am

As we move into the fall term, let’s discuss your best hopes and what getting it right means to you. Through a guided exercise, reflect upon your most meaningful lessons from this time. Reaffirm the skills and resources you can draw upon to create an even better quality of life. Turn this next corner with greater ease.