Plug into Cloud9World's Summer Fun-stitute to power up your mental health and learn some important SEL approaches for the coming year.

Join Us! June 7- August 6, 2021 for Summer Fun-stitute!

Workshops available are:

Laughter Yoga - Monday, June 7 - 12PM EST - REGISTER HERE

Ana Tootle is a mindfulness Instructor, laughter yogi, and wellness advocate. Ana brings a sense of calm and wonder to her work.

The idea is to laugh unconditionally like a child as the body doesn’t know the difference yet it can reap the benefits thereof. While initializing laughter as a physical activity, it is important to promote childlike play and eye contact as laughter can be very contagious.

A laughter yoga session may end with a laughter meditation and release of emotions that segues into relaxation exercises. The result is a healthy emotional catharsis that is likely to increase joy and happiness.

Children laugh 300 to 400 times a day while adults only laugh 10 to 15 times a day. Adults use their cognitive ability to laugh and the laughter is conditional. Children, on the other hand, use their bodies for laughter. We are reminded that we adults are capable of accessing laughter when we willfully use our bodies and actively participate in humorous activities. Whatever the source may be, laughter leads to the same positive physiological changes in the body. As the saying goes, we don’t laugh because we are happy; we are happy because we laugh. Laughter and stress are physiological opposites.

Laughter yoga is a fun and easy way to relieve stress in the body and the health benefits abound. Laughter is great for wellness, it’s a great cardio workout, it is therapeutic, an immunity booster, it helps circulates oxygen in the body and it reduces anxiety and depression.

Is it any wonder that laugher yoga is growing in workplaces? Laugher yoga is great for team building, stress management and for increasing productivity.

Although laughter comes more naturally to children, today they are faced with academic pressure, too much technology time and reduced emotional bonding. Laughter yoga is inexpensive, easy and downright fun. Additionally, it increases academic performance and emotional intelligence, it boosts immunity, enhances creativity and helps develop self-confidence.

Laughter naturally releases endorphins and oxytocin. When we all feel better, everybody wins!

 

Houston, we have a problem: Students and Emotional Intelligence - Wednesday, June 16 - 1PM EST - REGISTER HERE

Michael Hylen Ph.D is a coordinator of Doctoral Programs at Southern Wesleyan University. Prior to joining the higher education ranks, he enjoyed a 25-year career as a secondary teacher and administrator.

Attendees will recognize and explain correlation between building positive relationships and meeting student social emotional learning needs. In addition, attendees will be able to elaborate the role of reflection, critical thinking, and positive role modeling as part of growing student emotional intelligence. The workshop presents critical emotional intelligence concepts while addressing key topics such as evaluation of students’ comprehension of their role in the process and creating a positive learning experience around a typically negative situation.

 

Do You Behave Better Than a 4-5 Year Old? Test out a KIWI Classroom and See! - Tuesday, June 22 - 10AM EST - REGISTER HERE

Sara Zachar is a Kindergarten teacher with over 28 years of experience. The kind of kindergarten teacher you would want your child to have. Sara knows the importance of listening and kindness.

Calling all PK-1st teachers! We want to invite you to our “Kiwi Classroom” led by Sara Zachar a 28-year Kindergarten teacher. Let loose, role-play common classroom behaviors, and see how “Let’s Learn about Emotions with Kiwi” supports classroom management and teaches pivotal, life-long skills. This SEL solution uses books, games, videos and more to support the development of self-regulation for PK-1st grade. The program includes resources to promote a strong partnership of school and family to help students manage eight basic emotions. These very specific skills lay a firm foundation for future character development and success.

 

The Compassionate Classroom - Monday, June 28 - 11AM EST - REGISTER HERE

Michael Kokozos Ph.D is a teacher and researcher focused on inclusion and cultivating a sense of belonging in local and global communities.

In an increasingly globalized world, where human suffering is more visible than ever before, compassion offers us a compass: a way of life that points towards building trust, reducing conflict, improving cooperation, and maximizing the potential of our relationships. In that regard, the benefits of practicing compassion in the classroom cannot be underestimated; its contagious effect has the power to transform school culture into a place where students feel like they belong AND that they can change the world. In this 60-minute webinar, we will continue to define compassion, evaluate its importance in the cultivation of citizenship, and consider strategies for implementation in educational settings.

 

Summer Vacation to Cloud9World Countries! - Wednesday, July 14 - 11AM EST - REGISTER HERE

Did you know that Cloud9World is the Number 1 SEL provider in Latin America? Let us take you on a “summer vacation” without the long flights to Chile, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Colombia, and Dominican Republic. See a little of the countries and learn some fun facts. This presentation will be in English. Join us for this SEL Summer Fun-stitute session hosted by Cloud9World and Nasco Education. This presentation will be in English.

 

Creating a Mindful Space with Cloud9World - Tuesday, July 20 - 12PM EST - REGISTER HERE

Ana Tootle is a mindfulness Instructor, laughter yogi, and wellness advocate. Ana brings a sense of calm and wonder to her work.

Ana Tootles’ courses, often called Empower Hour or Mind Spa, are an excellent way to learn how to create mindful space for anyone at any age or stage of their mindfulness journey. With simple yet powerful techniques these courses show individuals and groups how to make mindfulness an integral part of their daily routine and render greater joy, compassion and balance in a pandemic world that is thirsty for them. A typical class provides a guided mediation, explains the significance of an attitude of gratitude, affirmations (or how we speak to ourselves) and the impact journaling has on our wellbeing. While the steps are carefully instructed they are also meant to teach students how to apply them in daily life in order to reap the benefits and create long lasting habits that increase overall wellbeing. The intention is to empower individuals with easy procedures they can incorporate into their daily routine for themselves. We surrender to the present moment and therein lies the magic because all form of self-judgment is removed. Like anything worth pursuing, mindfulness takes practice that will turn anyone into a mindfulness maverick before too long. Instead of focusing on our cell phones we learn to tap into our “inner technology.” Ultimately, we become a better version of ourselves and everybody wins.

 

Experience How a School Counselor Implements KIWI in a Classroom Setting - Thursday, July 29 - 3PM EST - REGISTER HERE

Patricia Bryant is currently a school counselor in Miami Dade County Public School. This year will be her thirty-ninth year of changing students' lives in Miami Dade County Public Schools!

Join Ms. Patricia Bryant of Miami Dade County Public Schools as she role-plays through some typical interactions she has with students and staff regarding Let’s Learn about Emotions with Kiwi! Emotional regulation for early childhood learners and educators is challenging. Let Ms. Bryant and Kiwi help!

 

Laughing Yoga - Tuesday, August 3rd - 12PM EST - REGISTER HERE

Ana Tootle is a mindfulness Instructor, laughter yogi, and wellness advocate. Ana brings a sense of calm and wonder to her work.

The idea is to laugh unconditionally like a child as the body doesn’t know the difference yet it can reap the benefits thereof. While initializing laughter as a physical activity, it is important to promote childlike play and eye contact as laughter can be very contagious.

A laughter yoga session may end with a laughter meditation and release of emotions that segues into relaxation exercises. The result is a healthy emotional catharsis that is likely to increase joy and happiness.

Children laugh 300 to 400 times a day while adults only laugh 10 to 15 times a day. Adults use their cognitive ability to laugh and the laughter is conditional. Children, on the other hand, use their bodies for laughter. We are reminded that we adults are capable of accessing laughter when we willfully use our bodies and actively participate in humorous activities. Whatever the source may be, laughter leads to the same positive physiological changes in the body. As the saying goes, we don’t laugh because we are happy; we are happy because we laugh. Laughter and stress are physiological opposites.

Laughter yoga is a fun and easy way to relieve stress in the body and the health benefits abound. Laughter is great for wellness, it’s a great cardio workout, it is therapeutic, an immunity booster, it helps circulates oxygen in the body and it reduces anxiety and depression.

Is it any wonder that laugher yoga is growing in workplaces? Laugher yoga is great for team building, stress management and for increasing productivity.

Although laughter comes more naturally to children, today they are faced with academic pressure, too much technology time and reduced emotional bonding. Laughter yoga is inexpensive, easy and downright fun. Additionally, it increases academic performance and emotional intelligence, it boosts immunity, enhances creativity and helps develop self-confidence.

Laughter naturally releases endorphins and oxytocin. When we all feel better, everybody wins!

 

Trauma Recovery: You Deserve to Be Happy - Friday, August 6 - 11AM EST - REGISTER HERE

Melvin Hayden Ph.D is a motivational speaker, consultant, and certified Cognitive Behavior Life Coach whose practical approach on trauma is rooted in personal and community experiences.

Psychological trauma occurs as the result of an extraordinarily stressful event that diminishes or destroys your sense of security and involves a threat to life or safety. Traumatic experiences exceed your ability to cope, and your ability to integrate emotions involved with the experience. Psychological trauma can cause you to feel helpless and leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxieties. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust others. When bad things happen, it can take time to get over the pain and feel safe again.

In this training, we will learn about the four Stages of Recovery:

Stage 1. Safety, Stabilization, & Overcoming Dysregulation

Stage 2. Remembrance, Mourning, & Coming to Terms with Traumatic Memories

Stage 3. Reconnection & Integration

Stage 4. Posttraumatic Growth

Whether the trauma happened years ago or yesterday, you CAN make healing changes and move forward with your life.