Join us on June 10, 11 & 12, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center.

Teachers: Are you looking for a more respectful way to discipline students that works?

Coaches: Are you looking for more satisfying communication tools when working with teachers and administrators?

Awakening Wisdom is a school culture approach to nurture social emotional well being for educators and for students . This approach supports HIDOE’s HĀ framework as well as any school’s SEL efforts. In the three-day Summer Intensive, educators will learn about the principles, values, and practices that transform classrooms and relationships to reflect the Four Rs of Awakening Wisdom: responsibility, respect, resourcefulness, and responsiveness. Classroom teachers will learn how to set up the Agreement System, a classroom management program where students take responsibility for their actions and learn from their mistakes in a climate of mutual respect to support academic learning and lessen bullying. Coaches will learn how to embed the communication skills of empathic listening and responsible, responsive speaking to create collaborative, trusting working relationships with teachers and administrators. They will also learn how to respond effectively to conflicts for mutually satisfying results. A $475 registration fee includes daily lunch, snacks, beverages, and a 1-hour follow-up online group meeting. Neighbor island educators are eligible for a $100 registration discount ($150 discount per person if traveling in a group of 3 or more from a single school).

About Awakening Wisdom:
Awakening Wisdom empowers individuals to be in mindful relationships with self and others for a world where people take responsibility for their actions, respect each other, are resourceful in their creativity and problem-solving, and respond with compassion to create a peaceful world for all. It is based on the Ho`āla Educational Philosophy, founded in large part by Sr. Joan Madden, BVM, and has been finely tuned over the past 42 years at three schools: Our Lady of Sorrows and Ho`āla School, both in Wahiawa, HI, and River School in Napa, CA. To learn more about Awakening Wisdom and the Ho'ala Foundation, please visit
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