THE MISSION OF REACH ACADEMICS is to spotlight and codify the central importance of relationships in teaching. With Time to Teach: Time to Reach at its core, this consultancy works with schools to help all individuals in their learning communities to receive the support they need in order to thrive.
Specifically, Reach Academics helps public, charter, and independent K-12 school communities:
Appreciate the foundational importance of relationships in schools
Identify the impact of relational teaching on social-emotional growth
Share relational teaching strategies centered around
Making Time for Reflection
Approach time management in creative ways
Address and eradicate social isolation, ostracism and bullying
Embrace risk and innovation in teaching
Incorporate technology with intention
Navigate between friendship and friendliness (social boundaries on and off campus)
Celebrate and honor the life-long call to teach
INDIVIDUALS (1-on-1 coaching)
Reach Academics works with individual teachers in order to improve their work on:
Peer/colleague and teacher/student relationships
New roles within the school
Communication with parents, students, peer/colleagues
Specific areas of focus as advised by administration
Managing Up for mid-level administrators
Sample Seminar Outlines
COMING IN SUMMER 2019:
Hungry for time to unwind at the end of the school year?
Looking to make friends with teachers outside your school?
Wondering about your path ahead in teaching and schools?
Have a student you just couldn’t connect with like you wish?
Daydreaming about surf, sun, and lobster rolls?
Then consider attending this collaborative, and celebratory 3-day writing retreat on Cape Cod.
Specifically, we will:
Reflect on certain themes from the school year
Consider our relationships with our students and colleagues
Connect with each other in order to grow as educators
Take time to recharge in a beautiful environment with recreational activities (yoga, swimming, kayaking, tennis)
Rediscover our call to teach
Date: June 11-13, 2019
Deadline for application: April 1, 2019