Teachings in Mindful Education (TIME in Maine), a workshop for teachers and school administrators seeking strategies for self-care to enhance their teaching and school culture, will take place at Chewonki on August 17-20. Now in its third summer, TIME gives educators skills that help fend off burnout and create a calmer, more focused learning environment. Find out more and register here. A collaboration between Chewonki and Waynflete School in Portland, TIME offers teachers and administrators from public and independent schools and institutions of higher education a toolkit for “deeper self-awareness and being their best,” says Keith Crowley, a member of the TIME faculty and director of Chewonki’s Traveling Natural History Programs. Noting the constant demands of a profession that must guide and inspire as well as convey information, Keith says “for some, education can be an unsustainable career…[but] having some mindfulness skills and knowing strategies for self-care can help us sustain high energy in the classroom and have a wonderful impact on the teaching environment.” The four-day, three-night workshop on Chewonki Neck includes immersion in mindfulness practices, tools for integrating mindfulness into classrooms and whole schools, opportunities to problem-solve with other committed educators, and chances for personal reflection. Keith says TIME has helped him establish, in himself and among his students, “focus and calm conducive to a learning environment. Energy is contagious, for better or for worse. You can’t help others if you are not your best self.” TIME welcomes educators from all levels of skill and experience. Learn more and register here.