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New CPE Course for Adult Wellness in Tough Times

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 3/16/2022

Educators are leaving the profession at an alarming rate, and if we don’t want this trend to continue, we desperately need to address the stress that teachers are facing. In this 45-minute session created exclusively for the ATPE Professional Learning Portal, Sharon Bradley guides participants to explore strategies and acquire tools that help support their social emotional health during this tough time.

The shared trauma of the last two years has led many educators to burn out. It is difficult enough for stressed-out brains to learn; it is even harder for stressed-out brains to teach. Luckily, adult social-emotional competencies are similar to the ones we look to build in our students. By analyzing our strengths, limitations, motivations, and triggers, we can create a plan for successful self-management, maintain healthy lifestyles, and resolve interpersonal conflicts. In her new CPE course, “Adult Wellness Tools for Tough Times”, Bradley provides an effective strategy for self-reflection, managing emotions, and practicing self-care that can impact our classrooms, improve our relationships, and help alleviate stress.

Sharon Bradley currently serves as Director of Family and Social Services/SEL Department for Plano ISD where she has helped shape the district’s approach to social and emotional development for all students. Sharon has extensive knowledge and experience in restorative practices, truancy prevention, and social emotional learning. Throughout her 21 years in education, Sharon has served as secondary principal, assistant principal, team leader of a dropout prevention program, general education teacher, and special education teacher. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University where she earned her bachelor's degree in Special Education, and she received her master's degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M University.