Resources for Educators

Webinar Series for Educators

Our free quarterly webinars focus on various topics of interest to our educational community. These live sessions are 1.5 hours in length, include a question and answer period, and a portion of each session is recorded for future access (see below).

Topics include everything from general teaching tips to specific information for hands-on programs in the areas of ethics, communication, business, student services, and much more. We help instructors and administrators provide the best learning environment that they can, and have fun doing it.

Content experts and leaders in education often join us. You should too!

Time to the next webinar








Embodied Presence: Cultivating Meaningful Connection with Self, Students, and Subject


November 13th, 2019

2pm eastern

Join us on Wednesday, November 13th, as we explore Embodied Presence as the ability to access and utilize your fundamental wholeness and wisdom in order to create authentic relationship with yourself, your students and the subject you teach with Carey Smith.

We will work with the practices of ground, center and aspiration that will assist you in building a body (or soma) that responds in the classroom with adaptability, resilience, strength and clarity. With a focus on present-centered experience, we will bring our attention, awareness and dedication to developing skills that are life-enhancing, sustainable, and generate more openhearted curiosity. As an educator, you will learn the somatic distinctions of length, width and depth and how each of these dimensions both literally and metaphorically expand your capacity to be in meaningful relationships. You will practice standing and moving from ground, center and aspiration as unifying principles that allow more life, enthusiasm and connectedness to arise. You will explore Embodied Presence as a potent tool for creating stability and trust in a dynamic learning environment.

Carey Smith is a master teacher with four decades of experience in body-oriented education. She is the founder and director of the Center for Embodied Teacher Education and creator of The Spirit of Learning®: Teacher Training Program for Massage, Somatic and Healthcare Educators. She is the past co-director of the Body Therapy Institute, a school of massage and somatic therapies. Carey is the recipient of AMTA’s 2009 National Teacher of the Year Award as well as a 2011 inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. She is a contributing author to Teaching Massage: Foundational Principles in Adult Education for Massage Program Instructors. Her first book was published in 2006, entitled Awakening Wisdom: Exploring the Confluence Between Learning, Healing and Creativity. Carey achieved the designation of Master Somatic Coach from Strozzi Institute in 2008 and carries forward this work of embodied learning and leadership. She currently lives on a farmstead on the Big Island of Hawaii with her husband, Rick Rosen, where she continues to work as an educator, coach and consultant.

2019 Webinars

When What Who  
Feb 12, 2019 Make Ethics Meaningful to Your Students Laura Allen and Cherie Sohnen-Moe  
May 15, 2019 Keeping Your Course Content Fresh and Current Ruth Werner and Pete Whitridge  
Aug 13, 2019 Motivating Students and Tackling Complex Challenges Pam Ferguson  

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2018 Webinars

When What Who  
Feb 27, 2018 Teaching Effective Charting for Any Situation Diana L. Thompson  
May 23, 2018 Creating Rubrics for Massage Skills Assessment Susan Beck  
Aug 28, 2018 Less Boredom = More Learning! Jason Erickson  
Nov 14, 2018 How to Help Your Students Pass the MBLEx Jodi Scholes  

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2017 Webinars

When What Who
Feb 15, 2017 How to Teach Treatment Planning for Specific Medical Conditions Julie Goodwin
May 24, 2017 The Productive Management of Emotional Issues in Your Classroom Carole Osborne
Aug 9, 2017 Cultural Competence in the Classroom and in Practice Tara McManaway
Nov 15, 2017 Core Competencies for Massage Therapy Teachers Stan Dawson of the AFMTE

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2016 Webinars

When What Who
Feb 19, 2016 Dealing with Challenging Students Adrienne Asta and Deanna Sylvester
Jun 1, 2016 Preparing for Real-World Ethical Dilemmas Ben Benjamin and Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Aug 17, 2016 Technology in the Classroom Susan Salvo
Nov 16, 2016 Research — Evidence-Informed Practice in the Classroom Jerrilyn Cambron

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