Refocus and Re-engage for September 2021
We Are GUTSY (Guyanese United To Serve our Youth)has recently concluded a three-day virtual workshop series (August 9, 10, and 12, 2021) geared towards emotionally preparing educators, caregivers, and students (ages 3-12) ahead of the upcoming school term. Educators for We Are GUTSY Inc. shared with participants various Social Emotional Learning techniques to help with the re-entry into the classroom in a pandemic setting. Additionally, mindfulness techniques, fostering a growth mindset, and self-care strategies were among some of the topics that were discussed. The workshop was entitled Refocus and Re-engage for September 2021. Days One and Two was geared mainly towards educators and caregivers. During these sessions, We Are GUTSY’s Lead Educator Carla Meertens provided teachers with SEL techniques to foster an emotionally empowering classroom setting. While both caregivers and educators learned self-care techniques to support the wellbeing of themselves and the student(s) in their lives. Day Three of the workshop was dedicated to the children themselves. Students learned simple emotional self-regulation techniques and self-care techniques, one of which included a seated yoga session adapted for children.
If you missed that one, don’t worry we’re planning another workshop for December. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.