Unstorying for Schools and Organizations

 

Most schools would say that they endeavor to be a kind and warm environment, a place where real learning can take place in a safe and nurturing space, but in reality, school communities are made up of human beings, and human beings are complicated.

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Interpersonal dynamics and conflicts of all kinds occur between children and adults alike. So how does a community become more kind in an authentic, meaningful way? 

Unstorying is a tool for creating more authentic relationships within your school community, as well as in your personal life. This process addresses how we understand the patterns of how and why we interact, with an emphasis on empathy and the stories we believe about ourselves, and each other. This leads to a deeper understanding of the dynamics we find ourselves in so that we can respond rather than react. We can then choose to respond with honesty and clarity, even in the most trying of circumstances.

This new social-emotional learning process that helps to build a healthier school Screen Shot 2018-07-06 at 7.06.21 PMcommunity by addressing several components: Identifying dysfunctional patterns, interpersonal dynamics, communication skills and strategies, conflict resolution, honesty, a focus on compassion and empathy, and a willingness to create a stronger school community for students, parents, faculty, and administration. This 360° Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum offers strategies for school and organization professionals to use some of these tools at their own institutions.
 
If you would like to bring Unstorying to your school or organization as a professional development workshop for faculty and/or staff/employees, on a consultancy basis for administration/HR Departments, or adapting it as an ongoing curriculum or professional Development workshop, please contact Dr. Miller via the form below to discuss your organization’s needs:

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