AISNE Cohort

Educators and Administrators

Cultivate emotional resilience

Tuesday, June 30 | Wednesday, November 4 | Tuesday, May 25
Location: Virtual, using Zoom
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Pictured: Elena Aguilar

About This Cohort

Education is a physically and emotionally demanding field. To succeed, you must intentionally develop your own resilience in order to thrive. This program will provide you with the tools to do just that.

Explore the habits and dispositions of resilient educators outlined in Elena Aguilar’s Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators. Spend time learning about yourself and developing a deeper awareness and understanding of your emotions. Use this to help recognize entry points into cultivating resilience in yourself and practice strategies for continuing to develop your resilience over the long haul. As you boost your resilience, discover you have the energy to do the challenging work required of today's educators.

Join this cohort to come together with fellow educators and collaborate with Elena Aguilar. Elena will facilitate two of this cohort's three synchronous sessions, on 6/30 and 5/25. Becky Biggs, Director, Professional Development, AISNE, will facilitate the second synchronous session, on 11/4.

In this cohort, you will:

  • Understand the habits and dispositions of resilient people
  • Identify moments where resilience can be cultivated and use a range of strategies to do so
  • Engage in and reflect on activities that build individual and collective resilience
  • Be more resilient when you leave

This work will focus on supporting your success in three key areas:

  • Identifying core values
  • Deconstructing the cycle of an emotion
  • Reframing events

From this experience, you can expect:

  • Support managing stress, preventing burnout, and thriving in your work


Each participant should purchase this book and workbook when you sign up for this cohort:

Registration Details

AISNE Cohorts include takeaway content, tools and resources. Notes and prompts are provided to support asynchronous and follow-up participant engagement. These resources are summarized and provided on a password accessible web page.

To place an order for this in progress cohort:

Please use this form. In advance of completing the form, please prepare a spreadsheet you will attach as part of your submission. It should list each person who will be participating. Columns: First Name, Last Name, Title (Role), School Name, Email Address. AISNE will invoice you and contact your participants to get them started in the cohort.

Virtual Format Rates:

  • Member Schools: $199 per person, or $179 per person for 3-4 participants and $149 per person for 5+ participants*

*To utilize our Group Savings Rates, please designate one person from your school to register all participants at the same time. If you have a question about this, please contact Betsy O'Brien, Manager, Program & Communications, AISNE.

About Our Facilitator

Elena Aguilar
Elena is founder and president of Bright Morning. She has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching. She is the author of four highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams (2016) Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018) and the Onward Workbook (2018), and the forthcoming Coaching for Equity (August 2020). She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and ASCD’s Educational Leadership, and she was a blogger for EdWeek Teacher for many years.

Learn more about Elena and Bright Morning, here.