Amidst the many challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, creating safe and supportive learning environments for teaching and learning continues to be a top priority for school leaders and for Kaiser Permanente. While there are many efforts focused on student resilience, Kaiser Permanente recognizes the importance of addressing staff resilience as a key strategy in building safe and supportive school communities. To that end, we are excited to introduce Ready, Set RISE! — a new series of free, digital resources offered as part of our Resilience in School Environments (RISE) initiative.
It goes without saying that this year’s back-to-school experience has been fraught with stress and uncertainty for students, staff, and teachers in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Those who lead Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre program recognized the current high level of stress and set out to offer educators a way to connect and discuss solutions for the unique challenges they are experiencing in 2020.