Let's Connect!

As Simply Bee's Manager of Community Education, my role is to support administrators in bringing much needed wellness resources for educators to their school or district.

The 2021-22 school year will likely be one of re-
building in so many ways post-pandemic. Connecting again as a team, providing wellness tools for staff members and supporting educator's mental health has never been more important. In a 2019 article written by McGraw-Hill, "Social and Emotional Learning is for Teachers, Too" they cited:

"When teachers struggle to manage stress and emotions, students academic performance and behavior are generally also weaker [and so] teachers need to build their own social-emotional learning because stress is often contagious."

We have a variety of PD presentations and wellness programs to choose from that are skills-based, engaging and effective in providing emotion regulation and growth. Let us help you support your staff's well-being.
Happening This Month
Facebook Live Life Session: "Help, I'm Overwhelmed"

The Teacher's Resource invited us to join their online community of educators to share our mental health & wellness tips for educators. Along with a live Q&A with Audrey, she shared self regulation and emotional self-care tips alongside skills for how to have a growth mindset, even during challenging times.
Presenter: Audrey Grunst, LCSW & CEO
Growing A Resilient Mind: A
5 Step Model To Grow Resiliency As a Parent in 2021

Over 200 Libertyville & Vernon Hills D128 parents registered (virtually) to learn self regulation skills to improve emotional self-care during unprecedented times. Presenter: Audrey Grunst, LCSW & CEO
Committing To Wellness: Workshop

St. Mary's Catholic School provided their team of educators with an opportunity to learn how to get ahead of distractions and to stay consistent and motivated as they work to increase their commitment to health and wellness.
Presenter: Audrey Grunst, LCSW & CEO
Simply Bee Classroom
NEW Simply Bee Classroom Webpage Launch

Our goal is always to provide high value content in an accessible way. That is why we've updated our webpage for educators!

This page is a one-stop-shop to view all currently available PD & Wellness Programs + utilize the new "book now" feature to schedule your PD date on the spot - so easy! If you are an administrator looking to ease the pain of locking in topics for your upcoming summer/fall PD days, make sure to check out all that our webpage now features.
NEW Bee You Planner Series

After sharing her keynote speech, Growing A Resilient Mind,` with nearly a thousand educators over the past year, Audrey Grunst, LCSW & CEO of Simply Bee felt inspired her to write a guided planner series.

The Bee You Planner is a five-part personal development planner that utilizes the Growth & Resiliency Model© to help people learn how to cope ahead and tackle their biggest challenges with confidence. The series starts with Become Aware and it's available now.
Celebrating YOU!

Teacher's Appreciation Week is coming up May 3rd - 7th and to show our support we're doing a FREE GIVEAWAY!

Check your inbox Monday for more details. Plus mark your calendar now to join Audrey on an IG Live Friday, May 7th at 3:00pm CST, as she announces the winner!
The Teacher's Resource 50 State Virtual Townhall Tour

The Town Hall Tour is coming to Illinois on May 25th! As a sponsor to this event, Simply Bee will be there to help support and inspire our teachers. Come and join us!

The Teacher’s Resource is an exclusive organization for all teachers. They are dedicated to improving the quality of life and overall well-being of every teacher by providing essential items and tools to support their self-care in and out of the classroom.

They kicked off their 50 State Teacher’s Town Hall Tour on March 16th and will continue across the country with a goal to provide free support and wellness resources to educators. Each action-packed virtual stop features self-care experts, special guests, giveaways and so much more!

*Note: The Teacher’s Resource is searching for teachers who’d like to represent the state of Illinois as captains on May 25th! If you’d like to find out more about being a captain, simply send an email.
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