Self Care in the Craft of Teaching: Tools for Expanding Your Practice

August 16-18, 2019 at Powell House


The Children’s Arts Guild partners with educators to bring authenticity-based social-emotional learning to school communities across the country. In our Authenticity in the Classroom program, we bring self-care workshops to educators that focus on helping teachers tap into the passion for their craft to address stress in their professional lives. This workshop is designed to help teachers deepen their self-care practice and continue to build a community of support.  Our workshops have recently been featured at SXSW EDU, The National School Board Association Conference, and the New York State Art Educators Conference. Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Alexander Kopelman  Alex is a writer and advocate who has devoted twenty-five years to advancing social justice and personal empowerment. He has a special passion for supporting young people in overcoming the limiting effects of outmoded societal stereotypes on individual development.

Mark LaRiviere  Mark has been training teachers in the art of authenticity for over twenty years. In 1997 he developed the Creative Classrooms program to train and place working artists in inner-city parochial schools around New York City. Mark co-founded the Children’s Arts Guild in 2010 to help children develop their authentic selves through creativity education.

Register at:              518-794-8811                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register by August 5: $280-$200/adults; $125 ages/13-22; $70/infants-12; $175/commuter

After August 5: $260/$145/$90/$195      



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Powell House is the conference and retreat center of the 

New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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524 Pitt Hall Rd
Old Chatham,  NY
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