Professionally, Cairn Guidance had a great year in 2021! We worked with 41 clients, retaining fourteen from previous years! We have eleven contracts already in place for 2022 and they are all exciting projects... diverse in size and focus. In 2021, we had another high school student complete their Work Experience with us. Morgan Wallace helped us organize our MailChimp lists and CRM, she updated our Systems Simulations inventory and organized our new office space! We were thankful to have her Read ▸ about Happy New Year from Cairn Guidance!
Hello! My name is Britnee Harvey and I am excited to join the Cairn Guidance team as a Project Director! I am really looking forward to expanding my work with Cairn Guidance, as I have been contracting with Cairn Guidance as a Cadre Trainer for the Dove Self-Esteem Project for the past four years. Additionally, I look forward to meeting with clients to support programming, professional development and advocating for policy change and implementation. Read ▸ about Welcome to our new Project Director!
The NEW Dove Self-Esteem Project appearance discrimination lesson was developed as an extension lesson to the existing 5-lesson program, Confident Me, designed for educators to use in the classroom. This new lesson provides a thoughtful understanding for students around appearance discrimination – including racism, sexism, hair discrimination, ableism, colorism/shadeism and sizeism – and how these things can impact body confidence and self-esteem. Students are then provided resources and support Read ▸ about Dove Self-Esteem Program Appearance Discrimination Lesson Launch
I want to recognize Samantha Lowe, an employee of Cairn Guidance for five years with us today! Sam interviewed in the fall of 2016 and I knew she’d be a great fit. She came on board as an Executive Assistant, moved into the role of a Support Specialist and is starting her new position as the Senior Manager of Operations & Measurement November 1. Her new position means she’ll be taking on more of a leadership role within Cairn Guidance, ensuring all of our systems work efficiently and Read ▸ about Cairn Team Member Celebrating 5 Years Today!
When we talk about what schools might do during and even after a pandemic to shift our thinking and prioritize the health and well-being of our kids and staff, I’d suggest considering the pieces I see as core capacity activities. I’ve described these core capacity pieces below. Stay tuned for a public launch of our new product, called Blaze Approach in which we offer support (professional development and technical assistance) in these areas below, to schools, districts and Departments of Read ▸ about Core Capacity for Focusing on the Whole Child
Build your capacity to teach the health skills outlined in the National Health Education Standards and support student social emotional learning, mental health, and health literacy! Cairn Guidance and RMC Health are excited to announce our Deep Dive into the National Health Education Standards Virtual Training Series. The intended audience includes K-12 heath teachers, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, school counselors and school nurses teaching health education. This series is Read ▸ about Skills-Based Health Education Virtual Training Series!
I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by P&P Brand's Jessi Robinson for her new podcast called Pursuing Fearless. It took me on a journey through my career while sharing the challenges and supports along the way over the past twenty-plus years. As someone who believes she lives boldly and courageously, I do have days of doubt and insecurity as well. I hope you take the time to listen to this 45 min podcast to feel inspired, energized, curious and maybe even angry (I Read ▸ about Pursuing Fearless by Living Boldly
As we assess how to pivot and what to offer educators during a changing world, we wanted to share what consulting services we are currently busy with and offering!Systems SimulationsNow more than ever, understanding how to lead a state, district or school through the bumps and opportunities of change is essential. Some of our education leaders will do this with grace and some might find it challenging. We have adapted the in-person simulations to a virtual format where we facilitate the Read ▸ about Pivoting in a Virtual World, What We are Offering!