As a collaborative community, Well Ed partners with and connects school communities to co-create educational environments that enable thriving for all. We help catalyze grassroots action and momentum for meaningful, manageable, measurable wellbeing.
Wellbeing in education is a global priority. Learning and wellbeing are inextricably linked, and the pandemic has taken its toll. We have an opportunity to meet this moment with innovation, collaboration, and purpose.
Evidence suggests this is not only possible, but is already happening. Let's learn from each other.
Well Ed Invitations
collaborate & connect
Join our virtual community of practice! If you work in a school, you're invited to join Well Ed's virtual community, on mobile and desktop app.
Members call it "a positive, private social media space, without the noise." You'll gain access to unique opportunities to support your own and others' wellbeing:
COACH | MENTOR
1:1 & group
When you're in our virtual community, you'll have options to sign-up for 1:1 and group coaching or mentorship.
Drawing on positive psychology and systems therapy approaches, we help you strengthen personal, school team, and/or classroom wellbeing.
We're committed to offerings that meet the unique needs of education workers (we've been there ourselves!):
If you're curious about personalized wellbeing services and you're not yet a member, please feel free to reach out: email@example.com.
Well Ed's purpose, philosophy, and approaches are informed by:
POSITIVE (ORGANIZATIONAL) PSYCHOLOGY
Our content and approaches are evidence-informed, drawing on our professional training across several scientific fields including positive psychology and positive organizational scholarship.
WE - ME - US WELLBEING APPROACHES
The IDGs, PERMA, SEARCH, and Appreciative Inquiry help guide our content and approaches. Each includes science-based pathways and skills of human growth and development to enable thriving and growth.
INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES of WELLBEING
Well Ed seeks to practice what it promotes with inclusion of wellbeing perspectives. We partner with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and educators to infuse Indigenous wisdom and ways of knowing and being.
SYSTEMS THERAPY APPROACHES
We are all part of many different systems, some of which have complex dynamics. Well Ed applies concepts from various systems therapies to help educators thrive in relationships and communities.
Wellbeing in education is a collective opportunity and responsibility. Well Ed's services and approaches are filtered through this lens. Each of us plays an essential role in our own, and each others', capacity to thrive.
We are stronger, together!
Assistant Principal & Teacher
" Well Ed provided me with a community of personal and professional practice that allowed me to learn from others' experiences, reflect on my own, and be held accountable to the work of wellness in my life and in my teaching. Having reminders and prompts allowed me to take a small amount of time each day to intentionally reflect on my wellbeing and many of them were ones I could repurpose for use in my classroom. "
Voice of Jennifer W.
Assistant Principal & Teacher
" Well Ed provides a platform where educators can collaborate and share resources that will directly affect the wellbeing of the school community (teachers, students and their families). "
Voice of Janelle Yasinski
Wellness Lead & Teacher
Voice of Jill Mitchell
Wellness Lead & Teacher
" We launched this in the busiest time of year for teachers and the number of personal stories shared about how the Mission of the Week helped staff navigate the difficulty of the end of the year were numerous! One example was a Kindergarten teacher sharing how "Real Time Resilience" reminded her that she has successfully navigated 16 Junes in the past! Instead of letting the wheels fall off, she used evidence of past success and sat down to make a to-do list rather than let her mind continue to spiral ... there were numerous other stories like this for staff!
As the Wellness lead, I was able to see firsthand the impact Well Ed made with staff. I am so excited to continue to work together to impact staff and student wellness in our schools. "
" Well Ed provided a safe place to share ideas and collaborate with my colleagues. It gave me reminders and ideas to take care of my personal wellness, but also provided many ideas and lessons to share with my students. I enjoyed the ability to share lesson ideas and discuss how they went with other educators. Well Ed has great potential to impact many teachers and students on their wellness journeys. "
Voice of Lindsey Stanway
Grade 6 Teacher
Superintendent & Assistant Superintendent
" Dana at Well Ed is incredibly knowledgeable, flexible, and outgoing so working with her was always a joyful experience. She accommodated our needs and always went above and beyond. Dana's influence has helped guide a major priority area in our school division's strategic plan as well as supporting schools in creating outcomes with attainable targets. She inspired staff with ideas for making schools a better place to teach and learn. She shared her expertise in ways that made it practical for staff to understand, and flexible to add to the direction the school division was heading.
Dana worked with not only staff, but also students to consider leadership through a positive psychology lens, which students indicated was very motivating for them. We would highly recommend any school division to bring Dana and Well Ed in, and we would gladly work with her again. "
" The impact of the Well Ed sessions caused a ripple effect from staff to students. The sessions were enlightening for staff in all aspects of wellbeing ... this led to conversations and new connections amongst colleagues which then in turn, allowed staff to support students.
In surprising places, Dana's teaching would appear in our school. This could be in a staff room chat, meetings where teachers discussed how they would implement some of the strategies they learned from Dana in their classrooms, to students expressing their gratitude for the ways their teachers were able to support them when they were finding online learning difficult. We even had a couple of students create a wellbeing support group within our school because of the way they felt after attending a session led by a teacher who led a session on Dana's topics. "
Voice of Kelly Achtymichuk
Classroom Teacher &
Wellbeing Coordinator, Peru
Former Director, Leadership Learning, CASS
" Dana and her work have had very positive impacts within various departments in our organization and with me personally. Dana's in-depth knowledge, relevancy, and current background have played an important role in professional learning. She is perceived as caring, knowledgeable, and energetic.
She is also very creative, timely, and meticulous, which is complemented by a tremendous work ethic. She has worked with us to raise the level awareness of the broad and deep nature of wellness. She is also directly working with us to implement helpful and practical positive psychology topics related to personal and workplace well-being that are backed by science and research. With her backgrounds in education and positive psychology, Dana is well positioned to support us in this important work. "
Voice of Brian Andjelic
Former Superintendent and Director of Leadership Learning, Wellness
" I felt a huge shift in my mindset following the first session - I did the series of 4 sessions twice because I loved them so much. Each time I attended, I felt like I learned something new. I learned a lot of practical tools and techniques which I have been using since attending ... I have now successfully incorporated the prompts as a habit after completing them every day for the past 180 days!
Dana has a warm, calming and authentic presence, that shines through in all of her sessions. She is highly professional and extremely knowledgeable in her field. It is clear that she is very passionate about wanting to support and help others, by providing practical and accessible tools to promote positive mental wellbeing. I felt a huge shift in my mindset, in a time when I really needed it. I'm so grateful to Dana for sharing her wisdom. I couldn't recommend her services enough! "
Voice of Natalie Corrigan
Classroom Teacher, Peru
Check out Teacher Fan Club, a wellbeing podcast co-created by Dana Fulwiler Volk and Elizabeth Tingle.
Episodes focus on wellbeing topics and gratitude-gushing for educators. Topics are relevant to ALL members of a school community!
Your Wellbeing Matters.
Connect with fellow education rockstars through Well Ed, and together we'll elevate real-world wellbeing for everyone's benefit.