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Our Future Depends on Thriving Educators

Students feel safe when their teachers feel safe. Students feel inspired when their teachers feel inspired. Students feel happy when their teachers feel happy. Students are taken care of when their teachers are taken care of. Our future depends on our students. And our students depend on our teachers. 

We are on a mission to empower educators to cultivate the life and career they deserve. Our future depends on it. Join us. 

A Framework that inspires change

Our 12 Whole Teacher categories open educators' eyes to the wide range of factors impacting their day-to-day experiences at school and home.

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THE WHOLE TEACHER CATEGORIES

Consistent Stress Management

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Livable Nutrition

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Lasting Joy

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Inspiring Movement

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Enjoyable Social Life

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Limitless Creativity

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Intentional Rest

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Sustainable Finances

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Adaptable Mindset

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Comforting Environment

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Meaningful Relationships

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Passionate Teaching

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Empowering Educators

Educators empower students daily; it’s time to give them tangible tools to put their own health and happiness first. Think about it—it’s impossible to evoke empathy, patience, adaptability, creativity, and energy over and over again without refueling. In the modern world of education, equipping teachers with tools and strategies to do this is non-negotiable. 

The Future of Education

We believe in the future of education wholeheartedly, but to retain inspired, eager, and optimistic educators, schools (and even undergraduate programs) must offer consistent opportunities for educators to learn strategies to consistently restore their health and happiness.

We will continue to fight for what educators deserve. As we all know, there is still so much work to be done for the future of education.

The "Ripple Effect"

When educators prioritize their own well-being, classroom culture, co-worker camaraderie, and school climate are positively impacted. This powerful ripple effect can start with just one Whole Teacher.

Power of Holistic Health

The Whole Teacher explores 12 holistic health categories. Holistic health emphasizes the “whole person” or in our case, “the whole teacher.” Whole Teachers discover the wide range of factors impacting the state of our health and happiness and how to achieve a state of balance.

Personalizing the Journey

We adapt meaningful, science-backed wellness strategies to work specifically for an educator’s schedule and stressors.

Inviting Wellness Into the Classroom

We challenge educators to prioritize their well-being at school and provide ideas to involve their students and co-workers. 

Bringing Wellness Home

Nope, we’re not bringing work home! Whole Teachers learn ways to prioritize their well-being inside AND outside the classroom. 

Community

We bring together like-minded educators across the country. The Whole Teacher is currently in 38 states and Canada.

FROM OUR FOUNDER

Welcome! I am so happy you are here.

Being a teacher changed many aspects of my life—my ability to think on my feet, my compassion for others, and my confidence to think creatively, among many other things. Sometimes, these changes felt empowering, while other days, they felt draining. 

Teaching majority ESOL students at a Title I school, completing my Curriculum and Instruction Master's, and experiencing some personal health struggles felt overwhelming most days (to say the least). To maintain any sense of happiness or purpose in my life, my well-being had to be a priority. I just didn't really know where to start.

After pursuing a holistic health coach certification, I discovered ways to implement small changes into my day-to-day life. Soon enough, the job stressors weren’t impacting me in quite the same way because I was consistently refueling in (what soon became) the 12 Whole Teacher categories.

I was eager to create meaningful personal and professional development experiences that put educators' needs first.

Soon enough, The Whole Teacher was born.

I'm so excited to encourage and support you on your Whole Teacher journey!

In health and happiness,

Lauren Girgash