Compassionate Educators League
About This Group:
Are you an educator who is feeling overwhelmed about this school year? Sunday scaries ruining your weekend? We are excited to offer this support group for educators with and without ADHD. As former teachers ourselves, we know you are in one of the most challenging and important professions out there.
Coach Alicia and Coach Abby have a combined range of teaching expertise from early childhood through high school, from general education to Special Education settings. We also have ADHD.
We are here to listen to your challenges, dig deep to understand your unique classroom, explore your strengths as an educator, and lean into the unique way YOU effectively get things done. In this group, we will discuss different ways ADHD presents itself in students, brainstorm practical strategies to best support your learners, and support you in prioritizing your seemingly endless responsibilities – all while maintaining your sanity!
We believe that with creativity, a sense of humor, a willingness to try something differently, and a strong support group, you can not only survive your school year, but thrive.
How the group works:
- This group meets 2-4 times a month for 60-minute sessions
- Participants will receive an "About Me" form to complete when they enroll
- Sessions are a combination of learning, coaching, and group collaboration with built-in support and accountability
- Continue your support between sessions by collaborating with one another in our Private Member Site
- Four-month commitment to enroll.
- Optional: Upgrade with an individual coaching session each month to extend your one-on-one coaching time
Topics are created based on group need. These may include:
- Creating a deeper understanding of how the brain works for kids with ADHD, and how ADHD tends to show up in the classroom
- Strategies to support your learners who have trouble with executive functioning such as self-regulation, emotional-regulation, and working memory
- Specific coaching on how to implement data-based strategies in your classroom that will actually make your life easier and improve your classroom culture, instead of creating more work for you
- Help you create boundaries in your schedule and optimize your productivity in the time you hav
- Prioritizing self care
- Advocating for your needs and your students needs to admin and colleagues
- IEP and eval support, designing successful IEP meetings, creating goals and accommodations that actually help
Meeting Dates & Times:
The group meets virtually for 4 months – October 2023 through January 2024.
We meet on Thursdays for 60 minutes.
Session Days: October 12, 19, 26 / November 2, 9, 16, 30 / December 7, 14 / January 4, 11, 18
Session Times: 5:30 pm ET | 4:30 pm CT | 3:30 pm MT | 2:30 pm PT
How to Register:
Step 1: Schedule a Quick Chat
Meet with Coach Alicia or Coach Abby to get acquainted, learn more about the program, and decide if participating in this group is the right move for you.
Step 2: Register to Save Your Spot
Just the Group: 4 monthly payments of $150
Alicia Kohls, M. Ed, PCAC
ADHD Coach and Life Coach, Executive Skills Coach
Alicia has had a lifelong journey with ADHD and understands first hand the many challenges it brings. Because of this, she has become passionate about helping others understand the different ways to support their neurodivergent brain, harness the beauty/gifts it brings, and has dedicated her life’s work to supporting others. She integrates effective holistic mindfulness strategies and reflection to improve overall well-being and support executive functioning skills. She combines her love of neuroscience, education, and movement, in her professional and personal life. Her favorite thing about coaching is empowering others to recognize their own unique ability to successfully achieve their goals.
Alicia has a vast experience with supporting children, educators, and parents with effective strategies to support children with ADHD and all that comes with it. She also has experience coaching adults with various aspects of their life, as well as helping them find ways to implement grounding and mindfulness in this busy world. She has over 10 years combined experience working as an educator and a coach, specializing in working with children and people who are neurodivergent.
ADHD Coach and Life Coach, Executive Skills Coach
Abby is a Professional ADHD Coach and former teacher who enjoys helping high school students, college students, and adults with ADHD build confidence, discover and pursue their passions, and make day-to-day life feel more manageable. She especially loves the creative process of developing strategies with her clients that work best for their unique and powerful brains.
Abby was diagnosed with ADHD in college, where she was able to take advantage of her school’s academic coaching program. Her experience of working with a coach proved to be transformative and sparked her passion for supporting others in the neurodivergent community to unlock their own potential.