|Megan Brain Shana Fairbank
This is a multi-day event.
|Mental Health and Wellness Other
About this Learning Opportunity
Healthy emotional and social development in our early years lay the foundation for mental health and resilience throughout the lifespan (Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2023). While no one can predict if and when someone might experience a mental illness, strategies aimed at developing resilience and other protective factors such as autonomy and positive relations, have proven to be effective for an entire population, including those currently facing mental illness (CMHA, 2023).
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to:
- develop healthy identities,
- manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals,
- feel and show empathy for others,
- establish and maintain supportive relationships, and
- make responsible and caring decisions.
Over five 1-hour workshops, we will take you on an SEL journey where we will explore the five competencies of SEL and discuss effective tools and strategies to use within your classroom to minimize chronic stress and negative behaviours, and improve academic performance and mental well-being.
This session addresses the LQS competencies
- 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
- 4. Leading a Learning Community
This session addresses the TQS competencies
- 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
- 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
Megan's background in mental health, wellness and physical education was the inspiration behind creating Ikigirl Wellness. She is a physical educator, fitness coach, mom of three boys and long-time advocate for whole-school health promotion. Megan's hope for Ikigirl Wellness is that we inspire school communities, workplaces and individuals to expand their well-being through our work creating wellness planners and resources as well as offering meaningful professional development. Megan is excited about this journey and look forward to growing our wellness community.
Shana's background is in physical and mental health. As a physical and wellness educator, she has spent years researching, teaching and developing curriculum for Alberta. As a mom of four boys, coach and active member in my community, Shana sees wellness challenges we face daily. Our goal is to help as many people as we can reach their wellness potential. Through seminars, resources and professional development Shana is excited to work through this wellness journey together!