What’s the difference between flourishing schools and languishing ones? 


Thriving schools have resilient and healthy cultures. Struggling schools don’t.

Unfortunately, many schools around the nation have stressed out and burnt out employees, leaving students in the dust. The evidence is clear: 44% of teachers report feeling burnout (Gallup, 2023), 94% principals think student mental illness is major barrier to learning (MnPS, 2024), and 79% of educators do not recommend their line of work (NJ Taskforce Teacher Shortage, 2023). But it doesn’t have to be this way. The science of positive psychology offers proven and reliable strategies that can systematically heal the culture of a school. School Wellbeing Solutions (SWBS) applies the principles of positive psychology to help K-12 leaders reduce the stress of their staff, reinspire their teams, and redefine their cultures. The results: healthy systems, happier teachers and flourishing students.

Our programs enhance understanding, communication, and cooperation between all parties, creating a unified front in the pursuit of educational excellence. By taking a whole-of-system approach, School Wellbeing Solutions drives holistic, long-lasting improvements in teacher mental health, in the resilience of school leaders, and as a result, in student’s educational outcomes.  

8-Module Professional Development Experience for Leadership Teams

Develops the skills that enhance personal growth, communication, empathy and team dynamics, aiming to build a thriving school culture that supports high staff retention and creates  flourishing students.

Phase 2 Resilience Journey: Facilitated Team Workshops

A Phase 2 opportunity for teams who have finished the Resilience Journey and are ready to more deeply apply Positive Organizational Dynamics to their teams, schools, and districts.

One-on-one individual coaching sessions designed to deepen the application of resilience skills, work through personal and professional stressors, and enable a leader to create a thriving, successful, healthy school and school culture.

Shift culture and strengthen relationships as you learn and apply the science of Positive Psychology as a team in half, full, or mult-day events.

  • “This was the most meaningful professional devleopment that we’ve engaged with as a leadership team”
    Sean Fry

    Sean Fry

    Director of Personnel, Lawrence Township Public Schools

  • “If you’re looking for professional development that is transferable in all aspects of life, this is it. It allows you to focus on where you want to start. Whether it’s at school, personally, professionally, own relationship with yourself or a partner, it really caters to where you’re at and what you’re ready for.”
    Nicole Bootier

    Nicole Bootier

    Principal, Sharon Elementary School in Robbinsville

  • “Martin and his team excel at supporting administrators in examining their leadership approaches within school districts. They encourage administrators to engage in collective thinking and engage in personal growth, which, in turn, prevents the addition of unnecessary stress to their work environment. Most importantly, the efforts they put in are instrumental in anchoring administrators, enabling […]
    Rosetta Brown

    Rosetta Brown

    Assistant Principal, East Windsor School District

  • “This was a very productive, practical and interactive experience. Having known Martin for many years and having had him present to staff for other professional development, one walks away with more tools for the toolbox of life, education and leadership.  Thank you Martin. You always exceed expectations.”
    Dr. Christopher Nagy

    Dr. Christopher Nagy

    Superintendent of Schools, Burlington County Special Services School District

  • “This has been probably one of the best things that I’ve sat through in a long time. I am leaving with data-driven actionable strategies that I can easily put into practice right now.”
    Cindy Largent-Williams

    Cindy Largent-Williams

    Assistant Principal, Will Rogers College Middle and High School

  • “Martín is a vital part of any school’s effort to help adults build resilience. Thanks to Mr. Blank’s guidance and support, we’ve been able to make progress towards our staff well-being, retention, and engagement goals and look forward to a continued partnership with SWBS into the foreseeable future. I cannot recommend SWBS and Mr. Blank […]
    Dr. Scott Taylor

    Dr. Scott Taylor

    Former Superintendent Township of Union Public Schools

  • “Most providers will tell you that the answer you’re looking for is out there and we’re going to give it to you. This isn’t that. This is empowering others to find the answers and solutions within. That’s what I think this training does that no others do.”
    Dr. David Gentile

    Dr. David Gentile

    Superintendent Ewing Public Schools, NJ

  • “There’s often not many times where you can do some professional development with your leadership group that helps them grow as people, grow as a team and give them some tools and strategies that they can use immediately with their staff. I would highly recommend [SWBS] to work with any leadership team.”
    Dr. Ross Kasun

    Dr. Ross Kasun

    NJ 2017 Superintendent of the Year Lawrence Township Public Schools

  • ” Mr. Blank’s has developed a comprehensive and well-thought out program for helping increase psychological wellbeing for teachers and school children…he has impressed me not only through his passion for teaching students and teachers to manage their emotions and stress levels, but in his commitment to learn research skills to measure the impact of his […]
    Dr. Fred Luskin

    Dr. Fred Luskin

    Director Stanford University Forgiveness Projects

  • “I did not have time to analyze our school’s climate and culture data and create a presentation I could share with my team. SWBS helped us understand and share our data trends meaningfully. With this data, Martín helped facilitate conversations with our leadership team to formulate team-aligned strategies for the retention and wellbeing of our […]
    Nikki Dennis

    Nikki Dennis

    Director of Talent Recruitment Tulsa School District

  • “Most impressive has been staff’s retention of interest and their efficacy in turning the teachings into practice. It’s been a win-win experience all around. The teachers who started working with Martín in 2020 still look forward to his sessions to this day. Most other providers cannot sustain staff commitment to learning and translate that learning […]
    Rick Cohen

    Rick Cohen

    Chief Academic Officer of Secondary Education Edison Township School District

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Reduce time and expenses spent repeatedly training staff on initiatives that are not relevant or helpful to them.

Decrease time and energy spent handling conflict and staff dissatisfaction.

Overcome pessimism about change-initiatives and cultivate a climate of optimism that motivates people to pursue positive change with energy and commitment. 

Trigger upward spirals of positive climate indicators, such as collaboration and psychological safety.

73%

of a New Jersey K12 district’s leadership team reported experiencing “more enjoyable and productive relationships with leadership team

71%

Decrease in turnover intention in leaders who participated in a SWBS Resilience Journey™ intervention. The average cost to replace 1 teacher is $20K+ (LPI 2017)

480

of over 500 SWBS training & coaching clients surveyed said they were “highly satisfied and would recommend it to others.”

97%

of SWBS training & coaching clients said their SWBS experience was “highly relevant for my job.” 

Other Services

CONFERENCES AND KEYNOTES

Conference-aligned, engaging, evidence-based sessions on fostering resilience, wellbeing, and positive environments in educational settings. Discover transformative strategies for combating burnout, promoting mindful awareness, and creating sustainable support systems for educators and students alike.

“Most other providers cannot sustain staff commitment to learning and translate that learning. into practice”

– Richard Cohen, Chief Academic Officer, Edison Township Schools, NJ

SCHOOL CLIMATE DATA-BASED CONSULTING

Want to know the top factors influencing your staff’s decision to stay or leave? Want to find correlations between student achievement and success and staff well-being? By using reliable and validated survey instruments, supplementing existing survey data, and pulling additional findings from interviews, we create customized, evidence-informed recommendations for improving the culture of your organization.

HEART-RATE VARIABILITY BIOFEEDBACK TRAINING

HRV biofeedback measures heart rate variability (HRV), the variation in time between heartbeats. Research has shown that HRV biofeedback can improve the resilience, wellbeing, social dynamics and stress levels of principals, school district leaders, and other K12 staff, and students. HRV biofeedback can also improve self-regulation, emotional regulation, and cognitive flexibility, all of which are important factors in resilience.

Free Book: Take Charge of Your Resilience Today!

Feeling the weight of stress and burnout? Tired of falling into negative thinking traps? As a school leader, you’re facing more challenges than ever. But there’s hope—and it starts with taking care of YOU.

Grab Your Free Copy of “Leadership and Staff Wellbeing” NOW!

Don’t let the pressures of teaching take over your life. With our comprehensive guide, you’ll have the strategies you need to support your mental health and thrive in your role.

What’s inside?

  • Interactive Activities: Get hands-on with exercises that build your resilience.
  • Wellbeing Frameworks: Understand the blueprint for a balanced mental state.
  • Mindfulness Practices: Learn techniques to stay calm and focused in any situation.
  • Breathing Exercises: Quick methods to relieve stress in minutes.
  • Positive Psychology Insights: Transform your outlook with the power of positivity.
  • Identifying Thinking Traps: Recognize and avoid patterns that drag you down.
  • Setting Boundaries: Master the art of saying no for your own wellbeing.
  • Teacher-Specific Tips: Strategies tailored just for educators like you.
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