The W.E.L.L. Lab™: An Alternative to Suspension
The US suspended 3.5 million students in-school, 3.45 million students out-of-school and expelled 130,000 students in just a single year. These individuals are at a greater risk for ending up in jail, sick, or even dead. Suspensions are associated with negative student outcomes such as lower academic performance, higher rates of dropout, failure to graduate on time, decreased academic engagement, and not being able to form future meaningful relationships and functional families. Each child who drops out, uses drugs and becomes a career criminal costs the taxpayers 2.5 million dollars. Research shows that what is needed is a safe place for students to process emotions and stress, build appropriate sensory input strategies and positive references, learn to self-regulate and set meaningful, reachable goals, engage in restorative justice practices, and develop cognitive, social, and emotional skills that effectively transfer back into the classroom and community.
i.b.mee. is piloting an in-real-time Empowerment Lab that is taking the place of in- and out-of-school suspensions in K-1. We are so excited to pilot this in Johnston Elementary in Asheville NC.
Teacher Empowerment: The W.E.L.L. Classroom™
The Teacher Empowerment Coaching program, just in the design of the program itself, supports teachers in learning and sustaining the most current trauma-informed, resilience-building, personal empowerment research practices today. School Districts and principals who want their teachers to become truly effective in these skills can call on our Teachers Empowerment Coaches to support them in the classroom in implementing teacher methodologies for empowering all their students even the most troubled. Each teacher receives in-real-time classroom coaching from an Empowerment Coach. The two become a team for transforming whatever is needed. -No evaluations -No “have to’s”. Instead, there is an ART and SCIENCE to this shift. The science of the “why” and “how” to truly be empowered is mixed with the art of the teacher’s personality and gifts come together to create their own W.E.L.L. classroom.
Teacher E-Coaching is part of the W.E.L.L. Kids NOW™ Lab or can be an individualized program for certain teachers who are ready.
Secondary Student Empowerment “In-School” Course: Live Your Legacy
Most middle school and high school students live with toxic stress that affects their choices, health, and levels of success. School is a place that we can teach teens how to deal with the stressors in their lives and set goals that truly work and are enjoyable. i.b.mee.’s W.E.L.L. Life Coach & Consultant works with the Principal and a teacher (health, PE, or counselor) to develop and implement an empowerment course/program that covers the Principles of Success of i.b.mee.’s W.E.L.L. Life curriculum. The foundational framework of the W.E.L.L. Life is based in coaching science and includes learning concepts and skills in wellness, personal emotional and mental resiliency, process goal setting, finding and living your purpose, peer coaching, and setting boundaries to name a few. The first year involves a lesson-by-lesson development process until the school’s program/course is complete.
Consulting for Trauma Informed Education
If your school is ready to move forward with creating an environment that is truly healthy and empowered for your students and staff in the new educational paradigm, then contact us to consult with you to discuss what you are wanting. We will help you create a plan and help you implement it! We will meet with the key stakeholders of the school to determine and implement healthy, empowered and W.E.L.L. ways of being (processes and systems) in the school. We also do speaking engagements on different Empowerment Education topics for PTO’s, teachers, and students to help them understand what empowerment is and why it is important to develop these skills.