Whole HeART Teaching

is creating trauma-informed lesson plans, materials, and offers consulting.

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The Hearts of Whole HeART

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$4
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For individuals who love the mission of Whole HeART Teaching. Your continued support allows us to feature a monthly resource on our website for zero cost. Share these downloadable tools with the teaching artists and teachers in your life!
  • General Support
  • Access to monthly video trailer and all public announcements.
  • Access to $0 Whole HeART downloads from our store

Get a Plan

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$10
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For educators to grow their bank of lesson plans and activities, or to see examples of how social-emotional, trauma-informed, and healing-centered concepts can be embedded into arts workshops. 

Each month patrons will receive a detailed 60-minute lesson plan, annotated to draw attention to where the above practices are put into place. Lesson plans will largely be theatre or creative writing oriented, and fashioned for middle school or high school learners, with periodic guest artists offering windows into other grade levels and/or elementary learning.
  • Monthly themed lesson plan package

Grow the Plan

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$15
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For educators to deepen their understanding of the potential intersections between arts and social-emotional, trauma-informed, and healing-centered concepts through lesson plansmonthly reading and community conversation.

Patrons will receive all “Get a Plan” benefits, plus:
  • An article written by the Whole HeART Teaching team that draws connections between the month's lesson plan and brain research or behavioral health concepts (ex. affirming and validating students)
  • Access to a monthly patron-only poll with the ability to submit and vote on 1-3 community questions that the Whole HeART Teaching team will respond to each month
  • Access to a patron-only video recording of the responses to the community questions
  • Access to patron-only polls
  • Monthly themed lesson plan package
  • Access to monthly video trailer and all public announcements.
  • General Support

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About Whole HeART Teaching

Expressing emotions. Constructing Narratives. Creating Meaning. Investigating Identity. Imagining outcomes. Setting goals. Exploring boundaries. Building relationships.

These intrinsic components of the artistic process are the same skills we rely upon when we’re faced with a challenge, processing change, engaging in healing, or considering our future. The more opportunities we have to practice these skills in a safe and supportive environment, the deeper they are wired into our neurological pathways, increasing our access to them in moments of uncertainty, adversity, or heightened emotion.

Whole HeART Teaching demonstrates how to place the development of these skills at the center of creativity using methods that are trauma-informed, student-centered, and process-oriented. Whole HeART Teaching embodies a culture of affirmation, a learning environment built on predictability and consistency, lessons that promote student agency which are accessible to all learners, and which activate emotional literacy and self-advocacy.

Each month, the Whole HeART Teaching community provides patrons access to new curated materials like lesson plans, activities, handouts and other supplementary artifacts, as well as the opportunity to submit questions for personalized answers or to participate in individual lesson plan consultations.

When we authentically engage the hearts, minds, and experiences of our students, we can cultivate healing-centered, student-powered spaces.

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