PALO ALTO – Today, Osmo from BYJU’S, the award-winning, leading edtech company, celebrates World Teachers’ Day by inviting the global educator community to join a series of free mindfulness workshops designed just for them and hosted by The Teaching Well, a non-profit wellness organization.
Educators across the globe are facing extreme burnout and stress related to the pandemic and its aftermath. Teachers have served their school communities continuously since the beginning of the pandemic. The stress has taken an immeasurable toll on educators’ mental health, with nearly 600,000 public education teachers in the U.S. quitting the profession between January 2020 and February 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The theme of this year’s World Teachers’ Day is “the transformation of education begins with teachers.” To truly transform education, teachers need access to resources that empower them mentally, physically, and emotionally, and enable them to find balance in and out of the classroom.
Osmo from BYJU’S is proud to partner with The Teaching Well, a group of teachers, school and district leaders, and healers, to offer three free, virtual seminars focused on stress resilience and emotional wellness. The sessions will be hosted by experts who will provide tangible mindfulness skills, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice considerations, and exercises to identify body, behavior, and communication cues. There will be breakout room options for Spanish-language speakers.
“Educators have dealt with an immense amount of stress and fatigue over the last two years. Our mission at The Teaching Well is to create healthy people and healthy systems, giving educators the tools they need to reconnect with their minds, bodies, and relationships,” said Lindsey Fuller, Executive Director of The Teaching Well. “We are thrilled to partner with Osmo from BYJU’S and offer these interactive workshops to educators across the globe.”
“Educators are essential partners to Osmo from BYJU’S global community and are a constant source of inspiration for us,” said Cherian Thomas, senior vice president of international business, BYJU’S. “We understand that the last few years have been especially challenging for teachers, but they have met the obstacles head-on and continue to show up to guide and teach our children every day. Through our partnership with The Teaching Well, we hope to meet teachers where they are and offer resources that provide relief and energize them for tomorrow.”
To register to attend, visit bit.ly/OsmoWTD. The no-cost sessions will be hosted on:
- Wednesday, October 26, from 4:00-5:00 pm PDT
- Saturday, October 29, from 9:00-10:00 am PDT
- Wednesday, November 2, from 12:30-1:30 pm PDT
Sessions are open to any global educator. For any educators unable to attend the live sessions, they should register as well, to receive resources via email after the live sessions are completed.