- Professional Coaching and Next Level Support & Guidance
- Mentorship Programs
- School and District-wide Social Emotional Learning Framework Creation
- Website and Video Content Subscriptions
- Grant Writing and Funding
Feeling exhausted? Experiencing classroom behaviors that are taking you over the edge? Or are you a change agent and heart hero in your school and you're ready to feel true support and guidance from someone who understands where you're at and where you want to go?
Our teachers are at the heart of our students' and children's academic, social, and emotional growth. They are our Heart Heroes!
No more Sunday Night Scaries. No more worrying in the middle of the night. And no more feeling drained, exhausted, tired, and alone.
Kim will give you the tools to transform YOU, and your classroom. Her Heart Hero Membership is a yearly subscription to all her anchor charts, visual supports, Brag Tags, PDFs, Morning Meeting slide decks, and google forms for behavior. You'll gain access to an entire Teacher Website that is filled with a month-by-month framework, tips and tricks that you can use the next day, phrases to use to support your classroom management, and mini workshops that are super simple, easy to digest, and jam packed with information to support you no matter where you're at in your teaching career.
While the Heart Hero Membership is for teachers who want to just grab and go, Kim's Back to Behavior Community is a step above.
If you're a teacher who is feeling drained, overwhelmed, and feeling like you're running out of ways to support the students in your classroom, then the Back to Behavior Community is exactly what you've been looking for. You'll get complete access to everything in Kim's Heart Hero Membership AND you'll also get LIVE coaching with Kim and her mentor experts each month. Tell Kim about all those big behaviors that are throwing you for a loop, and you'll get your next best steps to put into action the very next day. You'll also get to connect to her community of educators across the United States every month who are just like YOU.
Kim also offers an exclusive Group Coaching Program for educators and mentors called Teaching Inside Out. This monthly coaching includes everything in the Back to Behavior Community, as well as weekly coaching with Kim through the app, Voxer. It's literally like having Kim in your back pocket every single day, AND you get consistent feedback and connection with educators in a tight knit, like-minded, community that you'll link arms with all year long. All educators who wish to be part of Kim's yearly Teaching Inside Out groups must go through her Summer Academy first, and will be selected through her inquiry and interview process.
For Schools and Districts
Are you an innovative and cutting edge school or district that is ready to make your mark in your county or state?
Our teachers don't want ONE more curriculum. And the definitely don't want ONE more thing added to their plate this year. And after all that they have endured with the COVID-19 pandemic, and all the uncertainties and changes, let's do something for THEM.
Kim will coach, guide, mentor, and transform your school and district with systematic approach to SEL that supports ALL teachers, ALL students, and ALL families.
She will walk you through her Social Emotional Learning Framework: The ABC's of SEL, and her holistic approach to teaching Social Emotional Learning with a common language, strategies for academics and behaviors, AND how to create longevity and sustainability while bridging the gap between school and home.
Do you already have a Social Emotional Learning curriculum? Have your teachers been exposed and trained in multiple practices and supports? Kim will walk alongside you in order to create a framework that includes everything you've already been using so that your teachers don't feel like anything new is being added to their plate, and she'll help you fill in the gaps so that it can feel cohesive. Kim will show you how easily everything can be implemented throughout the school day so it can be embedded into all academic content areas.
Kim also offers a 2 Year Coaching and Mentorship Program for schools and districts across the United States who are looking to take their SEL transformation from good to great, and great to phenomenal. This signature mentorship program includes monthly coaching, weekly just-in-time support, as well as in-person coaching in order to show your educators how Social Emotional Learning can BE THE PLATE, leaving them with more time, energy, passion, commitment, love, calm, and drive to do their job everyday.
Feeling overwhelmed? Experiencing big behaviors in your home that are leading to chaos and frustration?
Family comes first, and Kim has simple strategies and tips to take your homes from CHAOS to CALM.
Join her exclusive Facebook group, gain access to all her favorite picture books to support the behavior you're experiencing with your child(ren), watch short step-by-step videos of Kim showing you tips and tricks that you can implement right away for kids of ALL ages and of ALL social learning abilities.
If you're a parent that wants to watch videos of Kim, learn, and take your new knowledge on your own, then her Family Success Membership is the perfect choice for you. Self-paced instruction and everything at your fingertips so that you can grab and go when YOU need it.
There are other parents who are looking for MORE. They're interested in connecting to a COMMUNITY of parents who are going through similar things that they're going through. These parents want access at their fingertips to video content and new knowledge, but they also want to talk to parents about what's happening with their child(ren) at home, and they want their next best steps.
You were not meant to parent, or do life, alone. Kim's SELebrate Family Monthly Membership will connect you with Kim, experts, and parents who are just like YOU. You'll get weekly coaching from Kim and your parent community, and she'll be able to look from the outside in, so that you can start living each day with calm and ease in your home.
And if you want even MORE, she is available to work with you and your family one-on-one so you can create family freedom in your household forever. She'll put together a framework for you so that your house runs on systems that work starting on DAY ONE. Kim's background in psychology, as well as her expertise in Executive Functioning and Social Emotional Learning set her apart from the rest. She is an educator and mother who gets it on a whole different level than other leading experts in the field, and you'll find comfort in her coaching models with connection and ongoing support at the core of everything she does.
Grant Opportunities and Information
Grants are a great way to access funding for professional development and coaching. But who has time to research which grants will support you and your team? And seriously, who has time to write them?
Kim has done the work for you.
Check out the grants below to see which ones might work for you. And remember, your district might have other grants through their school foundation as well as other programs such as Cotsen The Art of Teaching for alumni members.
After finding the grant(s) that you want to use, Kim will help you by giving you a template that will take you 60 minutes or less to complete your grant from start to finish.
So what are you waiting for? Let her guide, encourage, and transform your teaching this year. Let Kim do all the heavy lifting so that you can focus on YOU. I guarantee this will be an experience like nothing you have ever felt before.
Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
Description: The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education awards grants that support the professional development of public school teachers and faculty in public institutions of higher education. Grants may fund professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research, mentoring experiences or lesson study. Professional development must improve practice, curriculum and student achievement, and recipients must put professional leadership into practice by sharing what they learn with their colleagues. Grants cannot be used to fund a degree. For specific information, visit the NEA Foundation’s application instructions page.
Amount: $5,000 to $10,000
Description: Fund for Teachers is unique in that it awards grants for professional development based on the principle that the teacher is the one who knows what they need to grow as an educator. These grants are self designed and allow teachers to create their own professional development opportunity based on what is most beneficial to their teaching in their own opinions. The Fund for Teachers application encourages educators to think about their objectives, motivations and the impact their particular plan of action will have on students.
Amount: up to $10,000 per year for three years
Description: The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation provides Teacher Development Grants for individual teachers or small teams working in K-12 education. To foster insightful and innovative professional training and growth, the grants allow you to implement new teaching methods and strategies in the classroom. Projects can take a variety of forms, but each of them must be geared towards having a significant and lasting impact in the classroom. Winners work closely with the foundation to implement their ideas and are awarded up to $10,000 for the first three years of the project.
Amount: multiple awards
Description: ING Commercial Banking established the Unsung Heroes in 1995 in an effort to recognize teachers implementing new teaching methods and techniques for improving student learning. The award application is centered on a description of previous projects teachers have worked on or plans they would like to enact in the future to benefit their classroom. Applications are judged on innovation, creativity and the potential to positively influence students. Each year, 100 finalists receive $2,000 grants, with at least one grant awarded in each of the 50 states. Of those 100 finalists, three winners are selected to receive awards of $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000.
Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
Description: The NEA Foundation allows practicing public school teachers to apply for the funding of programs designed to improve the academic achievement of students. You must create a plan that fosters critical thinking and problem solving in students and aims to expand their comprehension of various subjects. The grant will fund your efforts for 12 months, and funding may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation and technology — any part of the proposed plan that has a direct impact on the students’ learning. For specific application information, visit the NEA Foundation’s application instructions page.
The foundation offers grants to our network of current and alumni mentors and fellows, along with principals and administrators. Grant participants must work in a Cotsen-affiliated school and district (see our schools page). For grants specifically designed to support alumni, eligible alumni are fellows and mentors who have completed the ART of TEACHING. Please see the sidebar for additional suggestions on the development and focus of grants.
The grants are designed to promote artful teaching and learning and continue the work begun during the ART of TEACHING. Funding is limited to areas that support best educational practices. This could include teaching for understanding and independence, student engagement, development of rigorous thinking and problem-solving, as well as the continuing study of teaching methods to support these practices. Each grant will be representative of high-quality professional learning while being research and data driven. Each grant should also be content-based and collaborative.