Start the Year Strong
When you begin your first 5 staff meetings with these prompts, you’ll soon see deep, resounding change as your staff interacts with one another on a deeper level.
These 5-minute activities are easy to facilitate, fast to use, yet highly effective in pulling staff together into a bonded team. Intrinsically, you’ll:
- Build confidence in new staff
- Make veteran staff more approachable
- Invite quieter staff outside their comfort zone in a safe way
- Share tips and tools between staff members
- Instill a caring, compassionate environment
- Integrate research-based, trauma-informed practices
- Set the stage for a healthy school climate
When all staff willingly participates in trust-building and transformational activities, we can radically change school climate and build a more compassionate environment for everyone in the building.
Cheri’s work in our New York City schools was transformative. This new program brings together exactly what is needed for every child in every school. Her vast experience in helping youth manage stress and anxiety, and bringing them together in exchanges of acceptance and compassion helps them with struggles we don’t even know they have.
Cheri Lovre’s 5 Radical Minutes curriculum addresses our world's need to engage in productive dialogue head on. This solution to affecting change is packaged in an easy to follow curriculum that takes just 5 minutes daily. Cheri is just the credible source to provide us with this pro-active approach to improving relationships, and therefore improving our schools and society.
I witnessed Cheri Lovre’s intervention in a school community torn by racial divide. Guided by her expertise, the community was brought together – parents, students and school personnel. Cheri Lovre fostered deep and meaningful discussion between all parties, some of whom, just hours prior, had refused to share the same room. Her skill facilitated expressions of deeper understanding, compassion, even forgiveness in the community. Her guidance led to a palpable change in school climate, exactly the prescription so needed to help students and parents experience school as a safe place of learning and human growth. I couldn’t recommend her work more highly.