For Staff

Teacher & Staff Wellness

An important part of the CASEL framework involves implementing SEL at all levels in a district, which includes the central office and all staff. Teaching in a pandemic has been particularly stressful. By caring for its teachers, #SEL in 205 believes that these behaviors can be modeled for our students as well. A website was created to aid teachers in accessing resources and information around wellness. Additionally, every Wednesday CUSD #205 staff receives an e-mail with the subject line “Wellness Wednesday”. This brief digital newsletter focuses on wellness themes/topics and uplifting messages for district staff to think about and try out. Some themes have included: Gratefulness, Friendship, Muster Your Inner Palm Tree, and Am I Enough? The Wellness Wednesday newsletters are linked on the Mental Health and Wellness website, linked below.

Self Care

Teacher Resources Around SEL & Mental Health

When fully implemented, SEL is a part of every aspect of the school day, including core curricula. Teachers in District #205 have received resources and professional development around SEL in the classroom. A teacher dashboard was created to cull a variety of resources. Additionally, this year alone our teachers have received professional development around brain regulation, LGBTQ issues and mental health, and restorative practices. Mindy Matthews, a district-level instructional coach, uses 50% of her time on SEL in 205. Our long-term goal is for SEL to be found within every classroom and curriculum in #205. Click on the link below to view the referenced teacher dashboard, known as the #SELin205 Virtual Office.

Mental Health & Wellness Site

Staff Mental Health & Wellness Page

#SELin205 Virtual Office

#SELin205 Virtual Office