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May 10

Integrating Mental Wellness Strategies into the Classroom

May 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Eight Engagement Strategies
Mental Wellness

Eight Strategies to Integrate
Mental Wellness into The Classroom

Integrating Mental Wellness Into the Classroom

Date: May 10
Time: 11:00-12:30 CST

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


Recent societal challenges have triggered a well-documented decline in mental health.   We know that 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 strategies for integrating mental wellness  into the ABE classroom.  

Explore strategies for integrating wellness, prevention, and coping and learn how to integrate these tools into the ABE classroom to   promote mental health and prioritize prevention and wellness competencies in the ABE classroom.

Workshop Participant will be able…
    • Describe mental wellness and describe formal and informal tools that can be used to integrate mental wellness strategies into ABE classroom. 
    • Describe each of the 8 integration strategies and how each strategy can be used to promote mental health and wellness. 
    • 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  strategies with vulnerable learners.

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.

  • To facilitate a joyful LEARNER EXPERIENCE not just teach content.
  • To be a GUIDE, not a source of knowledge.
  • To continually communicate the WHY.
  • To MODEL and DEMONSTRATE what we teach.
  • To EARN credibility through WHAT and HOW we teach.
  • To manage learner vulnerability and social dynamics with
  • To be a PARTICIPATING MEMBER of the learning community.
  • To model and demonstrate INTERESTENTHUSIASM, and EXCITEMENT.

Workshop Logistics

11:00-12:30 Central


Get ready for an interactive and engaging learning experience!  No talking heads! No boring video lectures! Our workshops are immersive multi-sensory experiences. Prepare to use your keyboard and mouse, as well as your voice, browser, pen, phone, and sense of humor. 

Certificate of attendance is available.


Resources will added within 3 days of event.


May 10, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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