Hello again from all of us at the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center! Although the summer break may seem too short and returning to class a little bitter-sweet, here are a few ways to bring a little sunshine with you into the new school year.
Self-Care: Look for some of the gifts of summer that you can bring into the classroom to stay grounded while looking for the treasures of transition for yourself as well as your students. You can help prevent or soothe feelings of anxiety by implementing the following:
- Relaxation techniques
- Deep breathing
- Meditation from school to home
- Six fitness tips for the busy teacher
INSTRC is here for you: We are back and ready to meet your secondary transition needs! You can find loads of transition resources on our INSTRC website; if you need any help, please reach out to us at INSTRC@indiana.edu or come to our virtual office hours from 2:30 –4:30 p.m. ET every Thursday.
Teamwork makes the dream work: We have a great (and growing) team!
- Judith Gross, Director of the Center on Community Living and Careers
- Cathlene Hardy Hansen, INSTRC Project Director
- Sandy Block
- Cecilia Buckley
- Mike Nevins
- Mary Pearson
- Brady Powers
Our newest INSTRC team member, Sarah Lamb, joins us as research associate this month and comes to us from Indiana Digital Learning School where she has been a transition coordinator. Make her feel welcome!
Keep an eye out for Tuesday’s Transition Tips every Tuesday this school year. If you have questions, suggestions, or a request for INSTRC, email us at INSTRC@indiana.edu.
Welcome back and have a great school year!