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Apr 4

COABE: Integrating Mental Wellness in the Classroom: 8 Strategies to Integrate Mental Wellness into the Adult Basic Education Classroom.

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am EDT

For questions, contact tamara@mockingbirdeducation.net or 469-261-3557

Workshop Logistics

Date: Tues, April 4

Time: 8:00-9:15 EST

Rooms M101/V21



The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a well-documented decline in mental health.   When students master mental well-being, they thrive in academics and employment and become better learners, employees, and citizens.

 In this workshop, you will learn how to integrate mental wellness into the ABE classroom and how to use a human-centric tool called the Mockingbird Mental Wellness Rubric to promote mental health (to staff and students) and prioritize prevention and wellness competencies in the ABE classroom.  Our workshops are multi-sensory active learning experiences. Th facilitator focuses on creating empowering and powerful professional learning experiences and on teaching strategies that are immediately applicable in the classroom (or program).   


No registration required.  Event is hosted on COABE’s virtual platform if you are attending virtually.  

Workshop Information

Get ready for an interactive and engaging learning experience!  No talking heads! No boring  lectures!

Our workshops are immersive multi-sensory experiences.

If participating in an online workshop, prepare to use your keyboard and mouse, as well as your voice, browser, pen, phone, and sense of humor.   

If participating in an in-person event, prepare to move, talk, and engage with faciltiator, content, and peers.  

Tamara Thompson

Tamara is an award winning educator with over 20 years teaching experience. She is a former Teacher of the Year Award Recipient for Austin Area Alternative Schools, a Michael Jordan Foundation’s Innovation Grant Award recipient, and a Southern Poverty Law’s Teaching for Tolerance Grant Award recipient. She was a YBUSA Teacher Fellows in 2010 and was awarded a Research Doctoral Fellows at the University of North Texas in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2010. She is CEO and Founder of Mockingbird Education.

Tamara lives in Dallas, Texas. When not at Mockingbird, she can be found in her garden yelling at weeds, or on a boat begging fish to bite. Her children and husband hope she grows up one day to learn how to cook, sit still and watch a movie, and find her keys.

Live and Webinar


Workshop Participant will be able to…

  • Describe mental wellness and explain how the Mental Wellness Rubric can be used to create self-awareness and  to prioritize mental wellness needs.
  • Identify how each category in the rubric can be used to promote mental health.
  • Evaluate research regarding mental wellness and the rationale for using mental wellness tools in the classroom with vulnerable learners.
  • Describe the benefit and application of using the Mental Wellness Rubric with vulnerable learners. 


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April 4
8:00 am - 9:15 am EDT
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