Teachers These Days
What keeps you in the game?
It's not if. It's when.

DR. JODY CARRINGTON, KIDS THESE DAYS, 2019

Connection
In the end or the beginning all we want to know is that we matter.​

DR. JODY CARRINGTON, KIDS THESE DAYS, 2019

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Great Canadian Authors To Read This Month

Oh, Canada! As I continue to listen, learn and reflect this month, I thought it fitting to showcase some of my favourite Canadian authors. These incredible souls have all taught me so much, and I’d love to share some of their wisdom and insights with you.  Jesse Thistle  If you’ve

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Things I’m Looking Forward to this Month

As we enter into “summer mode”, this whole idea of slowing down to reflect and learn rings true for me. I finally feel like I can take a deep breath, listen, learn and reflect on all that has happened in the last few months. And friends, I am beyond excited

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We will talk all things trauma, mental health, joy, and staying connected with our teachers and each other in our communities as we come together, braver than ever, and walk each other home.

MAY 8, 2021

Sisters, mothers, best friends, and daughters, or anyone who identifies this way—this day is for you.

We will bring all the inspiration, hope, and strategies you will need to step back into the classroom, braver than you’ve ever been.

Tickets go on sale May 9th.

This day is for all of you—police, fire, EMS, emergency dispatchers, prison guards, nurses, and physicians. We will talk trauma and burnout, resilience and recovery in a day like you’ve never seen, for people who do the work that few can imagine.

Tickets go on sale August 22nd.

I was always intrigued by relationships. And I thought for a long time that “helping people” meant fixing things. Slowly, along the way, I have learned that it is not about having the answer. It’s not about fixing. If you can connect, however, and truly understand someone’s story—that is where the power lies. In the relationship.

And then I became a mother to a son, followed by boy-girl twins. This is the one job where I really need to rely on this whole “believer” idea. I thought my story was going to read like a milk-and-cookies mom who never yelled or resorted to (extremely) excessive use of the iPad. Turns out, that’s not my story. Truth of the matter is: my kids make my world the brightest it has ever been, but I have also learned that I am a better spouse, a better Mom, and a better friend—better at the most important relationships—when I can find time to balance what I love to do almost as much. And that’s why I’m here. And, if it so happens that we’ve met, or get to meet, I look forward to your story and the lessons I’ll learn from you. And maybe those you might learn from me.

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CONNECTION

Connection is a universal language and disconnection is the biggest problem we face today.

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RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships are at the heart of it all, and can guide you towards answering the most important question on the planet: “Am I worth it?”

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TRAUMA

Understanding the brain from a trauma perspective can change everything.

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GRIEF & LOSS

Grief and trauma can make us feel like lost ships in a stormy sea, but we can help each other come out even stronger on the other side.