Spirit is one of the four sectors of the compass model for self-care. Each area contributes to and helps build our compassion resilience. Spirit encompasses connecting to our sense of purpose with intentionality, exposing ourselves to resilience in those we serve, and recreating ourselves through rest and play.
Sharing Stories of Resilience (5-10 min)
Institute the regular practice of sharing stories about current and past students’ resilience.
Rest and Play Reflection – Use this Visual and Display in Staff Break Areas
Posting this visual in common staff areas will serve as a reminder of content covered to staff and perhaps serve as a future conversation started for deeper reflection among staff members.
Book study (30-60min) (https://compassionresiliencetoolkit.org/school/a-toolkit-for-schools/Section9/Section9_BookStudy.pdf)
You can find all documents in this section included in this pdf for easy printing.
The documents included are numbered individually, not as one document.
School vision and mission statement development (30-60min) (http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/107042/chapters/developing-a-vision-and-a-mission.aspx)
5 Elements of a Powerful Company Mission Statement (https://www.adherecreative.com/blog/bid/138171/5-elements-of-a-powerful-company-mission-statement)
Social Justice and Self-Care: How can teachers do this work without burning out? Video blog from educator (38 mins) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CiVMbqnEuc)
Know Your Why, Michael Jr. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytFB8TrkTo)
Comedian Michael Jr. shares an example of the power of knowing your “why” in your work.