Category Archives: Core

Taking Care of Myself (elizabeth ortega)

This class feels more important than ever. Our nervous systems and hearts have been overloaded with stress and anxiety throughout this global pandemic. What better time than to slow down and figure out how to be well through this?

We will come together to take care of our hearts, bodies, and spirits, and get to know each other and ourselves a little better. We will meditate, listen, breathe, make art together, go outside, write, do some yoga (not too much!), stretch, and create our own little sanctuary space in your rooms/homes where you can take care of yourselves right now.

This class is for you if you want to practice mindfulness and consistent acts of ritual to take care of yourself and to find your center in this time.

You become what you practice.

Student Leadership Class (Amy and TSam)

Do you want to learn about who you are and how that impacts you as a leader in our community? Do you want to explore various leadership styles? Do you want to be a part of understanding how to create and support a culture of belonging at PSCS? Do you want to work on projects like creating a student government at PSCS and other community building activities? Then this is the place for you.

This class focuses on who you are as a leader, different strategies for leadership, different styles of leadership, working on various projects that are student driven, and really digging deep into what it means to be a school that cares about everyone feeling like they belong. Join us as we continue our journey in exploring all of these topics.

You did not have to be in this class Fall Term to join us in Winter Term. This class is open to all!

How to Teach a Class (Amy)

Hello! Are you a student who wants to lead a class? If so, prior to being able to teach, you need to complete this almost 100% asynchronous class delivered in ten modules that you can go through at your own pace. To help, a pacing guide and weekly email reminders are sent to keep you on track. Here is what the class covers:

Part One  – Exploration of Good Teaching and Learning About Yourself as a Teacher.

Part Two – Planning Your Class

Part Three – Pitching Your Class