Why is that?

79% of teachers don't recommend their profession.

(NJ Taskforce on Public School Staff Shortages, 2023)

Trusted by over 20 U.S. K12 School Districts and thousands of leaders, educators, staff, and board members nationwide.

So first, be well

Teacher burnout and turnover affects the whole school community. Lasting solutions go beyond temporary fixes — they require addressing core stressors. At School Wellbeing Solutions, we empower leaders to create a thriving culture, starting with their own wellbeing.

Because when leaders flourish, they have the capacity to create positive, resilient, and supportive climates for everyone.

Trusted by over 20 U.S. K12 School Districts and thousands of leaders, educators, staff, and board members nationwide.

Resilience journey

10-Module Professional Development Experience for Leadership Teams

Approach to building resilient leadership and staff within educational settings. It focuses on developing the skills that enhance personal growth, communication, empathy and team dynamics, aiming to create a thriving school culture that supports high staff retention and student.

ResilienT SCHOOLS

Phase 2 Resilience Journey Facilitated Team Workshops

Climate Elevator is a Phase. 2 opportunity for teams who have finished the Resilience Journey andare ready to more deeply apply Positive Organizational Dyanmics to their teams, districts, schools, and organizations.

LEADERSHIP RESILIENCE TRAINING

1-1 Individual coaching sessions designed to deepen the application of reislience skills, work through personal and professional stressors, and create breakthroughs. Offered as a core component of the Resilience Journey and as standalone packages.

WELLBEING RETREATS FOR LEADERS & EDUCATORS

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.

Client Testimonials

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 into practice…”

Rick Cohen

Chief Academic Officer of Secondary Education

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, Edicon 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 sucess and staff well-being? Using reliable and validated survey instruments and supplementing existing survey data, pulling interview findings we create customized reports and presentations of findings and recommendations to facilitate evidence-informed decision-making for improving the culture and climate of your organization.

Heart-Rate Variability Biofeedback Training

HRV biofeedback is a technique that measures and provides feedback on heart rate variability (HRV), which is a measure of the variation in time between heartbeats. Research has shown that HRV biofeedback can improve the resilience, wellbeing. social dynamics and stress levels of principals and 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.

OUTCOMES

School Wellbeing Solutions measures and reports the impact of all interventions.

Optimizing Training Resources

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

Efficient Conflict Resolution

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

Fostering Positivity

Put a halt to negativity and pessimism regarding change and pushback.

Elevating Workplace Dynamics

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

Take the first step with your free starter kit

5 secrets to improve teacher & staff retention
What teachers really need (hint: not pizza parties!)
Why "self-care training" isn't enough
Wellbeing measures for staff

WellBEINg INSIGHTS.

I have never seen my community this engaged and excited.

Lizaday Rancap-Perez, Principal, Newark School District

SWBS STRENGTHENS TEAMS.

SWB Resilience journey ™ pArticipates Experience
Higher team connection and belonging (p < 0.05)

SWBS helps schools and districts break the mold to overcome burnout, anxiety and stress rather than becoming another statistic.

100%

of a New Jersey K12 district’s leadership team (principals, supervisors, superintendent) reported experiencing “more enjoyable and productive relationships with leadership team” as a result of their participation in the SWBS Resilience Journey™.

2.5x

Support from supervisors drives up staff retention intentions by over 2.5X (SWBS report, p < .005). This support is also strongly correlated with staff feeling more belonging and lower stress.

480

of over 500 SWBS training & coaching clients said they were “highly satisfied and would recommend it to others.”
97% said their SWBS experience was “highly relevant for my job.”

Meet The Founder

I’m Martín | SWBS Founder

In 2006, I began teaching in the East San Francisco Bay and noticed my students were experiencing chronic stress. To address this, I trained with the International Association for Human Values and taught effective stress-management practices to thousands of educators and students. I was featured on PBS Nova’s The Future of Schools teaching breathing in the wake. of student suicides.In 2017 I founded Astronauts SEL to infuse emotional identification and regulation in K12. and in 2019, received the Christopher Peterson Memorial Fellow for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology at UPenn.

There, I studied with leading researchers in human flourishing, optimism, and resilience, including Dr. Angela Duckworth and Dr. Marty Seligman. During the COVID pandemic, I shifted my focus to support teacher wellbeing and have reached over 20,000 school-based individuals. I am grateful to do this work that impacts thousands of students and teachers every year.

SWBS FOUNDER

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Take the first step with your free starter kit

5 secrets to improve teacher & staff retention
What teachers really need (hint: not pizza parties!)
Why "self-care training" isn't enough
Wellbeing measures for staff

We support schools and districts nationally to improve wellbeing and retention of teachers & staff

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