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Choose Love Implementation & Best Practices Workshop

This workshop serves to provide background on the Choose Love Movement and overview of its curriculum, facilitating a more personalized experience to meet the specific needs of educators, leaders, or administrators. An experiential approach to this workshop will provide a full demonstration of the power of the program through experience with the Choose Love Formula in this special setting. Participants will learn about the researched benefits of the four character values of the Choose Love Formula and understand how vital they are to implement in everyone’s daily lives. Participants will walk away with a complete understanding of the power of the Choose Love curriculum and will be able to implement the lessons immediately.

  • A step-by-step experiential journey through the curriculum and the Choose Love Formula values.
  • Overview of lesson breakdown, best implementation practices, and demonstration of a Choose Love lesson.
  • Learn how the Choose Love Formula grows developmentally with each grade level.
  • Review of SMART (Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-based) goals in customizing a plan to implement Choose Love programming.
Learn more about Choose Love C.A.R.E.S. Workshops & Coaching:


Apr 25 2022


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



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  • Julia Richter
    Julia Richter
    Implementation Coach & WI Ambassador, Choose Love Movement

    Julia Richter has a BA in Elementary Education and a Minor in Dance. She received her Masters Degree; “Integrating the Arts in Education” and taught arts based programming in inner city schools to help build levels of confidence, trust and a sense of belonging. She became a certified Growth Coach through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching and received her certification in Mindfulness & Social Emotional Learning and Positive Intelligence.

    Julia learned so much about herself and how to better manage stress and cope with pain by practicing the Choose Love formula, and so it became part of her mission to help coach these essential practices and strategies to her two teenage daughters as well as educators to be proactive in providing tools and skills to manage emotions, be resilient in the face of adversity, make positive choices, and have meaningful relationships.

    Julia took her experiences of parenting, teaching and coaching to create the “C.A.R.E.S.” Coaching Program. In “Cultivating Authentic Relationships in the Education System,” Julia coaches creative strategies and social emotional well-being practices to and empower both youth and adults in becoming the best versions of themselves and learn to thoughtfully respond with love.

  • Kim Harrison
    Kim Harrison
    Choose Love Curriculum Writer & California Ambassador

    Kim Harrison is one of the curriculum writers for the Choose Love for Schools Program. Kim was a twenty year resident of Newtown, CT before moving to San Diego in 2015. Kim has a BA in Communication Studies, a MA in Elementary Education, and a MS in School Counseling, and has taught at the Elementary and Middle School levels.

    Kim had regional and statewide responsibilities for exploring new educational approaches to advance curriculum and was the recipient of several awards and grants including “Outstanding Prospective Teacher” from a pool of over 200 applicants.

    Kim is also a volunteer and Board Member of Words Alive, a local literacy based organization helping students to become lifelong learners through literature.

  • Lisa MacKenzie
    Lisa MacKenzie
    Choose Love Curriculum Writer & California Ambassador

    Lisa MacKenzie is one of the curriculum writers for the Choose Love for School Program. While piloting the original Choose Love Enrichment Program several years ago, Lisa developed a Social Emotional Learning/Trauma Sensitive program to serve students with extreme social-emotional and behavioral needs, which earned the Distinguished Schools Award for her school.

    Lisa has spent her entire career, of over 30 years, helping struggling students become successful in school and life. She is a special education teacher, author, speaker, and nationally recognized educator. Lisa has her Master’s Degree in Special Education. She holds her Mild/Moderate and Multiple Subject credentials, a supplementary autism credential and single-subject science credential. In addition, she is a certified behavior specialist & mindfulness instructor.