Title

Improving Educator Retention Through Mindfulness Practice

Date

6-1-2017 11:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Nursing Education (OHSU)

Session Chair

Angie Docherty

Session Chair

Patty Warkentin

Session Title

Nursing Leadership in Population Health

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Patti Warkentin

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Educators of a local School District have experienced high levels of stress, poor job satisfaction, and significant staff turn-over in recent years. Agency leaders have identified a need for improved self-care and wellness to promote success for educators and students alike. The aim of this process improvement project was to educate staff on the value of personal wellness practice and offer a mindfulness based program for implementation. Research has shown that mindfulness programs in schools improve job satisfaction, classroom culture, and student success. A literature search and observations led to the development of an evidence-based program to support leaders in education. The materials are designed to encourage mindfulness practice independently and in the classroom environment. Administration have adopted the plan for process improvement and begun implementation. Tools for evaluation of progress, team collaboration, and problem solving were provided for a sustainable mission toward educator retention and school wellness.

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Jun 1st, 11:00 AM Jun 1st, 1:00 PM

Improving Educator Retention Through Mindfulness Practice

WUC Pacific Room

Educators of a local School District have experienced high levels of stress, poor job satisfaction, and significant staff turn-over in recent years. Agency leaders have identified a need for improved self-care and wellness to promote success for educators and students alike. The aim of this process improvement project was to educate staff on the value of personal wellness practice and offer a mindfulness based program for implementation. Research has shown that mindfulness programs in schools improve job satisfaction, classroom culture, and student success. A literature search and observations led to the development of an evidence-based program to support leaders in education. The materials are designed to encourage mindfulness practice independently and in the classroom environment. Administration have adopted the plan for process improvement and begun implementation. Tools for evaluation of progress, team collaboration, and problem solving were provided for a sustainable mission toward educator retention and school wellness.