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:
Julia RichterImplementation Coach & WI Ambassador, Choose Love Movement
Julia Richter has a BA in Elementary Education and Minor in Dance. She received her Masters Degree; “Integrating the Arts in Education” from Lesley University and taught arts based programming in inner city schools to help cultivate strong, authentic relationships and build levels of trust, integrity, respect, and confidence. She became a certified Growth Coach through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching and received her certification in Mindfulness & Social Emotional Learning and Positive Intelligence.
Julia took her experiences of teaching, coaching and social emotional learning to create the “C.A.R.E.S.” Coaching Program for Schools. In “Cultivating Authentic Relationships in Education System,” Julia coaches creative strategies and social emotional well-being practices to unite and empower educators and school leaders in becoming the best versions of themselves, and to cultivate strong, healthy connections that will help build morale and positive, successful school cultures. Julia is ecstatic to join forces with the amazing Choose Love Movement to help our schools flourish to become the absolute best, safest, loving, nurturing, learning environments they can possibly be.
Kim HarrisonChoose 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 MacKenzieChoose 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.