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Elements of an Engaged Educator


Everybody knows that carbon (C), hydrogen (H), nitrogen (N) and oxygen (O) are basic elements — the building blocks of life. In this dynamic virtual series, we explore the building blocks of an engaged educator’s life: perspective (Pe), curiosity (Cu), compassion (Co), purpose (Ps) and gratitude (Gr). Whether educators attend a selection or all five workshops, they’ll get a chance to connect, reflect and learn how practicing these life-giving elements can support and sustain them in their important work with young people.

From an educator about the Elements of an Engaged Educator:

“This program helps keep educators in education.”

Workshops Overview

Zoom out from the Busyness.

See the Big Picture.

Educators discover how keeping the big picture in focus can bring new meaning to their many tasks and responsibilities and help them avoid burnout.

Let go of Certainty.

Lean into Curiosity.

Educators explore how curiosity fosters connection and leave with ways to practice more curiosity with the students, parents and coworkers they interact with every day.

Goodbye, Criticism.

Hello, Compassion!

Educators gain tools for cultivating more self-compassion — an essential first step in self-care and in creating a classroom and school with heart.

Turn down your Static.

Turn up your Music.

Educators rediscover their inspiration for entering the noble profession of education and leave ready to listen to “their music” and give the best of themselves to their students.

Express Gratitude.

Experience Resilience.

Educators learn strategies for developing a personal gratitude practice, which can help them bolster resilience to stress and flourish at work and in life.




All staff

Great way to start the school year or to offer ongoing support.



Choose from five dynamic virtual workshops

Multimedia storytelling and meaningful conversation bring each “element” to life.



Tailored to your schedule

Can be held after school or within free periods.



Pricing for the 2022-23 school year:

$3,200 per workshop


Youth Frontiers programs are designed to define, explain and inspire key character traits like kindness, courage and respect. Our content is scripted and consistent in delivery from client to client. To make our programs accessible and inviting to all clients, our messaging intentionally avoids topics such as political, social and religious content. When on retreat, staff are expected to communicate the program’s message and refrain from expressing personal beliefs and opinions. Any personal stories staff share to illustrate our character-based content have been vetted and edited as necessary to resonate and connect with our mission.


Our programs staff come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, bringing their strong storytelling, musical performance and facilitation skills to our dynamic programs. Staff are vetted through a multi-step hiring process, undergo annual background checks and participate in ongoing observation, coaching, and training and development opportunities. These efforts are to ensure that we employ facilitators who deliver our message of character, consistently provide high quality programs, and ultimately have a positive impact on everyone they engage with through our retreats.

We would love to talk to you about how the Elements Series
can help inspire character and build community in your school.


Please contact us at 952.922.0222 or info@youthfrontiers.org to learn more.