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On this blog, we share regular updates about the Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Learners partnership between Extension's Children, Youth & Family Consortium and Bruce Vento Elementary School.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Creating Sanctuary Space for Teachers at Bruce Vento School

By Cari Michaels, Extension Educator — Children, Youth & Family Consortium 

Teachers and staff at the Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul are enjoying a new lounge space designed to give them “sanctuary” from the stresses and strains they encounter every day on the job. The new space, which opened in late August, is the culmination of a year-long effort led by CYFC as part of its Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Learners project.

In fall 2016, we in CYFC set out to create a sanctuary space for teachers and staff at Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul. As part of our Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Learners partnership, this project focused on caring for the teachers and staff who work with students every day. Teachers put in long days filled with solving problems and meeting children’s needs within an ever-changing environment. Often their days allow little time to leave their classroom, connect with one another, or even eat lunch. We wanted to create a space that served a similar purpose to The Calming Room at the school, but with all the amenities that teachers might need during the day.
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