WELCOME TO THE

Virtual Teachers' Lounge

Teaching is especially challenging during a pandemic. The Virtual Teachers’ Lounge is a place where teachers can share how they are managing with students, share best practices, and receive peer support.

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Our Environment

Karen Gross, Sakina McGruder, Pat Neal and Ed Wang have created the Virtual Teachers’ Lounge (an online location) so teachers can engage with each other, sharing and listening and yes, venting. Visit our “Programs and Outcomes” page  HERE to read the findings from our first cohort in 2020/2021.

Location: Our instructors are located throughout the U.S.

Telephone: (917) 363-4872

Email: virtualteacherslounge4today@gmail.com

Hours: M-F: 9am – 5pm USET

HOW WE DO IT

A mutual support group that includes facilitators with extensive experience in education and wellness coaching who will assist in identifying themes, problem-solving strategies, and resources. Join us for the VTL cohort for 2022. Click the Programs button below to learn more and register.

Mission

LOGO Virtual Teachers' Lounge

What is VTL?

A safe, private, non-judgmental get-together where there are no right or wrong answers.

A place where teachers share how each other is managing with students sharing frustrations and receiving peer and administrative support.

A place to listen about adjustment of work and relationships during Pandemic.

A support group that is person-centered, group-directed and not a psychotherapy session.

A mutual support group that includes facilitators with extensive experience in education and wellness coaching who will assist in identifying themes, problem-solving strategies and resources.

A resource group to share wellness strategies, teaching adaptation and best practices.

A place of building resilience with stories of successful coping, hope and growth.

 

A Word

From Our Founders

“The absence of opportunities for teachers to engage with each other — even for a short time period each day — has had a profound negative impact on teachers processing their daily encounters with students. The goal of VTL discussions is to foster teacher wellbeing through this struggle. “

– Karen, Sakina, Pat & Ed

Calendar

Our Upcoming Events & Programs

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March

Are We Surviving? Let’s Chat

Educators are struggling mightily in schools. Not only are they worried and experiencing their own family issues, they have students who are acting out, demonstrating anger and fear and other outsized behavoir. Join VTL educators for a special webinar Saturday, March 5, 2022 from noon to 2 pm EST. CLICK THIS LINK for the PDF and registration information.

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March

VTL Kick-off for Cohort 2022

Join District of Columbia DKG members Karen Gross, Sakina McGruder, Pat Neal and special guest Dr. Edward Wang for a panel discussion on how to manage schools in a changing environment. Our program meets on Saturdays from noon to 2 pm via Zoom. Click the button below to register.

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April

Virtual Teachers’ Lounge Session #2

Join us for the second meeting for the 2022 school year. New registrations are welcome if the class session is not full. Please see the event link below or email us to check class availability. A Zoom link will be sent following registration. 

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April

Virtual Teachers’ Lounge Special Call-In Hotline

Join us Wednesday evening for the Virtual Teachers Lounge call-in hotline where members of the Third Virtual Teachers lounge cohort can call-in if they need to talk about a pressing current issue and cannot wait until a scheduled Saturday session.  It is a time to share immediate concerns and get some feedback and support. Call-in begins at 6 pm EST.

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April

Virtual Teachers’ Lounge Session #3

Join us for the third meeting of the Virtual Teachers’ Lounge Cohort #3 of year 2022. New registrations are welcome if the class session is not full. Click the button to register of email us and one of our facilitators will get back with you.

Our News & Announcements

Please keep your eyes on this area for news and information about upcoming programs and conferences we think may be of value to teachers.

NEW: The program outcomes report for the VTL pilot program has been released.

Visit our “Past Programs and Outcomes” page to read it our click HERE.

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Teacher Programs

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Read our Program Outcomes and Reports

Get In Touch

Location: Virtual for now. Programs are conducted on Zoom.

Telephone: Please email inquiries or use our contact form.

Email: virtualteacherslounge4today@gmail.com

Business Hours: M-F: 9am – 5pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.