Webinar: Building Resilience in Special Educators


Special educators have demanding jobs that require high levels of energy and resilience. You’re probably stressed by these demands, but haven’t been prepared to effectively manage it all. Eventually, job stress escalates to the level of burnout, which has far-reaching consequences that ultimately impact students. With effective coping resources, however,you can build resilience to burnout, optimize your job performance, and promote a healthy learning environment. This webinar summarizes recent stress research and its implications for the learning environment, and will describe and demonstrate evidence-based resilience-building strategies that prevent burnout, promote wellness, and defuse stress during the school day.

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the warning signs of educator burnout and its consequences.
  2. Implement evidence-based strategies to build their resilience to educator burnout and increase their social-emotional competence.
  3. Utilize evidence-based strategies that deescalate stress-provoking situations.
  4. Improve student and adult relationships that support a healthy learning environment.

Presented by Brandi Ansley, Kris Varjas, Psy.D., and Melanie Blinder, Georgia State University. Original air date January 25, 2017. 61 minutes. #WEB1701A.

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And don’t miss a free Research2Practice podcast with presenter Brandi Ansley, “Writing Your IEP for Stress Management,” where you’ll get additional information on implementing your own Self-Directed Stress Management Plan.