Are We Surviving? Let’s Chat
Webinar on Saturday, March 5 from Noon to 2 pm EST.
Educators are struggling mightily in schools. Not only are they tired and worried and experiencing their own family issues, they have students who are acting out, demonstrating anger and fear and other outsized behavior.
To address these concerns, the founders of the Virtual Teachers Lounge will discuss and engage participants in conversations about trauma, student behavior, measuring achievement and educator wellness. Participants will be able to share actual in-the-trenches experiences and together with the facilitators, we will explore possible tips and strategies to enable surviving these novel and difficult times in education.
VTL would like to thank our sponsors: The Massachusetts PTA Association, The Rutgers Graduate School of Education, Proctor Institute and The Children’s Literacy Foundation and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Click HERE for a report on the VTL pilot program from 2020/2021.
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters.
Department of Psychiatry, The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry
Welcome to the Lounge
The Virtual Teachers’ Lounge is a safe, confidential space where current teachers and facilitators can engage in conversations about the challenges of teaching in today’s complex world. The idea to to enable educators to share, vent and problem solve the issues they confront and the complex feelings they are experiencing across the PreK — 12 educational landscape.
The teachers’ lounge is open to registered participants twice a month on Saturdays. Members of the first two cohorts are also welcomed back.
For our upcoming cohort (our third), we have 3 Zoom dates already in place: Saturday March 26 from noon — 2:00 pm (EST), Saturday April 2 from noon — 2:00 pm and Saturday April 30 from noon — 2:00 pm. Future dates through June 2022 will be set when the cohort is up and running.
In addition, we are continuing to offer a Zoom “call-in” hotline for registered participants for pressing problems. The first call-in date is Wednesday April 13 from 6:00–6:30 pm EST. Future hotline dates through June 2022 will be created based on participant need.
At the conclusion of the third cohort, all registered participants will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card, an online, downloadable educational resource titled The Feeling Alphabet, and a certificate of participation.
To learn more about the VTL’s first two cohorts, please visit our “Past Programs and Outcomes” page or click HERE.
To register for the VTL’s third cohort, please complete the registration form located on our “Programs” page or click HERE.
We look forward to welcoming you.
How To Register for a VTL Program
The Virtual Teachers’ Lounge began as a pilot program in 2020 during the pandemic. We’ve added new programs for 2022. Teachers may request to participate in the program by filling out the VTL registration form HERE. Or you may visit our “Programs” page for more information.
Call For Inquiry
We’re only working by email for now.
Complete our brief Google form no later than March 30, 2022. We may add additional programs and the opportunity for summer and fall VTL sessions.
Click HERE to register.
Twenty participants will be notified of their selection by the Virtual Teachers’ Lounge faculty. Those on the waitlist will be notified when there is a cancellation or new virtual teacher rooms opening.
All participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, an educational resource (The Feeling Alphabet Activity Set), and a certificate of participation for volunteering their time.
Beyond the LOUNGE
As educators we welcome your ideas and suggestions for ways to expand this pilot program to offer teachers and schools ideas and programs with teacher wellness in mind. Please reach out to us by email or ask about joining our program as a facilitator.