"Being the Calm" Sessions Full
Thank you to all the Members who have already responded to the "Being the Calm" Sessions with Carla Waites. All three sessions are now full. Please do not email Jenn Engel, as she will be in touch with the Members that have secured a spot in Carla’s workshops. If you do not receive an email from Jenn, you have not secured a spot.
A third session has been added with Nancy Gowan, please see the details below. As well, there are many links for self directed PD.
Thank you again for your enthusiasm!
PRE-REGISTERED ZOOM MEET **3rd Session added**
Support to EA/CYW - Return Work
Nancy Gowan, B.H.Sc. (O.T.), O.T. Reg. (Ont.), CDMP (Facilitator)
The past several months have been challenging and certainly unprecedented please join Gowan Consulting for an informative 60 minute session covering topics such as……
1. Understanding your mental health during a crisis,
2. Creating a Resiliency plan,
3. Tips to keep safe and mentally healthy,
4. Setting boundaries,
5. Safety and security,
6. Having a voice regarding challenges and
7. Celebrating successes
Session 3: 12:15 pm https://www.gowantraining.com/eaa-and-cyw-returning-to-the-workplace-safely-3
When you select the link for registration on the time that you want to attend you will be directed to the following screen:

When you enter your name and email in “Get Your Training Access” you should, within moments, receive your Zoom details and confirmation of registration to the email address provided.
Should you not receive this within about 20-30 minutes please check your spam and junk folders.
Should there continue to be registration concerns they can contact Nancy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Karina (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for assistance.

Sept 1,2,3 PD Day Information

The [All Staff Notice] Details regarding the PD Days on September 1, 2 and 3, 2020 was released to staff this afternoon. Please note, the links to the learning modules listed in the email are not all LIVE yet. Another message will be sent to all staff on Monday, August 31st with access to all of our modules in the Training Center.

Sept 2 - EAA PD Day Attendance Expectations

For clarification, on the EAA Sept. 2nd PD Day ,Members can choose to work from home or at their school site. This option is only for the EAA PD Day. You must follow Board expectations for the Sept 1st and 3rd PD Day.
BMS Training
We are still waiting on information from the Board in regard to BMS training. We expect this to be released today. It was not available at the time of this eblast. Please keep your eye on the Board server for information that should be coming out. We do not have any information to share in this regard, as it is set up by the Board. Any questions after you have read the document should be directed to the HR Assistant - BMS Secretary.
Extended Day Positions
It is our understanding that Administrators received their allocations for the Extended Day Program this week. If you are interested in picking up Extended Day hours, we would highly recommend that you reach out to your Administrator(s) at the locations that you worked at last year to indicate your interest.
Any unfilled positions for Extended Day will be posted next week.

Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their summer. I just wanted to remind the membership that I am the contact for flowers and cards. If an EA or CYW you work with has a major surgery, is off for 10+ consecutive work days or has a death in their family, please notify me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For some family members, flowers are sent; for others (ie: grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings) a card is sent. Thank you and have a wonderful start to the school year!
Jenn Engel
EAA Officer At Large
Self-Directed: No Registration Required
Light Humour
Aspie Comic Ted talk 8 minutes, funny, about living with aspergers
Improve Your Mental and Physical Health With The Power of Laughter - Jack Canfield
(includes youtube videos)
How to Humor Your Stress - Loretta LaRoche Larosehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZMJdhe4xhQ
The Skin We're In Desmond Cole, a Canadian journalist 45 minutes BLM in Canada (has ads)
The Power of Vulnerability Ted Talk Brene Brown 20 minutes How to be vulnerable and how it affects humans
https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?la nguage=en
We Are All Different - and THAT'S AWESOME! | Cole Blakeway | TEDxWestVancouverED
The world needs all kinds of minds - Temple Grandin
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Webinar
Automatically Reinforced Behaviour
Louise Evans - Own Your Own Behaviours
Rita Pierson - Every Kid Needs a Champion
Angela Lee Duckworth - Grit
Anxiety Canada - Resources for youth, parents and educators. Several Town Hall videos and resources
Dan Harris - Hack your Brain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAcTIrA2Qhk Hack Your Brain
Supporting Students
Share to Learn - Have to create an account
Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Story | Jessica McCabe | TEDxBratislava
Rethinking Challenging Kids-Where There's a Skill There's a Way | J. Stuart Ablon | TEDxBeaconStreet
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Olympia Della Flora - Creative Ways to get Kids to Thrive in School
Health and Safety
Why we all need to practice emotional first aid- Guy Winch
edWeb.net Webinar "Navigating a Socially Distanced Classroom for Students with Autism" (must have an edWeb free account)
Understanding asymptomatic spread and necessary precautions
Laundering WorkWear
Use of Masks and Respirators for Worker Protection

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