What’s one key difference between an

Overwhelmed teacher and a truly happy one?
How they communicate.

Discover the simple four-part framework that will help you have more effective conversations with administrators, students, and parents — so you can ease overwhelm, make sure your needs are met (yes, seriously!), and enjoy your job more.

What’s one key difference between an overwhelmed teacher and a truly happy one?

How they manage difficult situations.

Discover the simple four-part framework that will help you have more effective conversations with administrators, students, and parents — so you can ease overwhelm, make sure your needs are met (yes, seriously!), and enjoy your job more.

You became a

Teacher to Make a Difference.

  • To have meaningful relationships with your students
  • To teach lessons filled with creativity, skill, and fun 
  • And to join a community of educators who are all passionate about bringing out the best in their students
It seemed like such a simple vision when you started.

You knew teaching would be far from easy, but you couldn’t help but brim with passion, energy, and hope. 

And then your career began and you threw your whole self into the job — doing whatever you could to impact and inspire your kids and be the team player your school needed you to be. 

It's definitely been a

Positive ride filled with many rewarding moments.

But you have to admit there are some aspects of the job that have been WAY harder than you thought.
  • Like the jam-packed schedule of the school day that leaves you rushing from lesson to lesson with little time to breathe in between
  • Like the hyper-focus on standardized testing that’s forced you to swap creative teaching for “teaching to the test” 
  • Or the fact that you’re an educator in arguably the craziest time in history, having nearly every portion of “normal teaching” completely upended by a GLOBAL PANDEMIC (while also worrying about putting your own health at risk!)

But one of the hardest things to deal with has been seemingly subtle, like the never-ending requests and demands.

Requests from administrators

about issues that need attention
or “just this one quick thing
we need to do”

Requests from parents

about school work, discipline issues,
or their child’s social or
emotional struggles

Requests from colleagues

who need help, need you on a 
committee, or just need a
listening ear
These requests never show up at a scheduled time, of course…

They come in the form of rushed conversations as you’re dashing to the office or pulling copies from the printer before class.  

In our current world of remote learning, they come in the form of sporadic emails and video meetings, where it’s often difficult (if not impossible) to read body language or judge the tone of the message. 

There’s never enough time to talk about the issues or requests through in-depth right then (or ever!),

and you often walk away — or sit staring at your laptop — feeling confused about what’s being asked of you or how you can best help.

And then another busy school 
day goes by and you still don't have the information you need or say the things you may have needed to say.

These face-to-face conversations and virtual exchanges happen over and over again, day after day, and each time it feels like another weight is being added to your already heavy bag of tasks. 

It doesn’t take long for the load to feel like too much, the stress to become overwhelming and then resentment at taking on too much for others starts to take over. 

You’re emotionally drained and physically exhausted, with little left to give the people who need you most. Like your students...or your own family. 

And thanks to remote learning, you feel increasingly isolated and alone, with few chances to connect, collaborate, and just simply ask for help. 

There are (so many) days you just want to put all the stress down and quit. 

You wish there was a way to gain back some contentment and control over your job...

  • To be able to set boundaries for yourself in a healthy way that doesn’t feel uncomfortable or jeopardize your work relationships (or your job).
  • To respect and honor your needs, treating them with the same importance that you’ve been treating everyone else’s. 
  • To learn how to communicate with your administrators and colleagues in a way that navigates potential conflict skillfully (instead of avoiding it or leaving you open to becoming a doormat). 
  • And to find your spark for teaching again so you can teach your students with passion and joy.

Good news, Educator: All of that is possible.

It’s not your fault that teaching feels like an overwhelming and never-ending to-do list.

The truth is you’ve received endless professional development on curriculums, standardized testing practices, and classroom management techniques, but absolutely none on how to manage your own well-being. 

 You’ve never been taught

How to Communicate

With your administrators and
colleagues in a way that values your
needs as well as their own


 You’ve never been taught

How to Speak

In a way that respectfully
and unapologetically expresses what
you need while listening in a way that
honors what others need.

 And you’ve never been taught

How to get your Needs

Met while continuing to build healthy
and productive relationships with
your co-workers.

You've never been taught

How to Communicate

With your administrators and colleagues in a way that values your needs as well as their own.


You've never been taught

How to Speak

In a way that respectfully and unapologetically expresses what you need while listening in a way that honors what others need.


And you've never been taught

How to Get Your Needs Met

While continuing to build healthy and productive relationships with your 
supervisor, co-workers, students and families.

When you learn exactly how to communicate with your administrators and colleagues — as well as your students and their parents in a way that shows you value YOUR well-being as much as you value theirs...

You’ll maintain the structure and control you need to be an even more effective teacher for your students, a better team player for your school, and a fulfilled and happy teacher for YOU.

I can’t wait to show you how. 

When you learn exactly how to communicate with your administrators and colleagues - as well as your students and their parents in a way that shows you value YOUR well-being as much as you value theirs...

You’ll maintain the structure and control you need to be an even more effective teacher for your students, a better team player for your school, and a fulfilled and happy person for YOU.

I can’t wait to show you how. 

I’ve been in the education
world for close to 30 years.

I’ve worked as a teacher, coach, workshop leader, school consultant, director of curriculum, assistant principal, and principal, and what I’ve learned is this: not only is the well-being of each child paramount to the well-being of the whole school...but so is the well-being of each adult in that community.

The well-being of a school’s adults in a school community — from the teachers, administrators, clerical staff to the custodians — is often overlooked, yet their well-being is critical to the well-being of the students. In order for a child to thrive, the adults that are teaching, influencing, and inspiring them to need to thrive as well. One cannot succeed without the other. 

I’m passionate about helping you  do just that. THRIVE.

Why? Because happy, healthy, and energized teachers are needed now more than EVER.

I’ve spent decades in schools, and I’ve watched as they’ve become more and more factory-like, replacing creative and innovative teaching with a focus on teaching to standardized tests. Because of this, as well as many other factors including the major upheaval caused by COVID-19, schools have lost a lot of their joy, becoming places where people are stressed and overwhelmed. This pains me, and I’ve made it my mission to do whatever I can to fix it.

Through my experience in coaching teachers and consulting with school districts, I’ve seen with my own eyes that when teachers learn to communicate effectively, it transforms not only how they talk, but the overall quality of their lives. Because once educators are able to communicate their feelings, needs and requests in
non-threatening ways and get those needs met, they can experience a huge increase in happiness and satisfaction. When communication is effective, teachers feel heard, understood, and supported — and are then able to pass this same love and support on to their students.
They’re also able to:
  • Foster better relationships with their colleagues
  • Find more balance between their work lives and their personal/family lives, and
  • Step into a happier, more peaceful and productive feeling about their job and their career
Your well-being as a teacher is as critical a factor in doing your job well as knowing the curriculum and managing your classroom — and it all begins with communication.


The 3 Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back From 
Embracing Effective Communication 
(and it’s transformative results on your well-being and your life)

Belief No. 1:  

If I ask for what I want, people
(especially my boss) will be mad at me.

So many of us have been taught since childhood to fear authority or to defer to their directions and instructions no matter what. Yet it is quite possible to have an equal, respectful partnership with your administrators and senior colleagues. In fact, you were most likely hired for your competence and expertise as an educator, and your administrators expect and encourage you to assert yourself, both in how you guide your students AND in how you guide yourself. Asking for what you need doesn’t invite retribution or hard feelings — instead, it’s a sign of someone who knows what they need. When you value your needs and understand that by honoring them, you become a more effective teacher, which makes it okay (even crucial) that you speak up and make your voice and your needs heard.

Belief No. 2

It’s better to bury my needs than it is to rock the boat.

Teachers who hold this belief are often uncomfortable with conflict in general and avoid it at all costs. They assume that if they ask for what they want or need, that conflict will definitely ensue. Because of that, they bury their needs in favor of “keeping the peace.” The problem with that? Buried needs do NOT keep the peace for long. Unexpressed wants are not benign — they fester underneath the surface and eventually turn into stress and resentment. When you learn how to ask for what you want in an appropriate way, it will feel good and empowering — and will cause your administrators, colleagues, students, and parents to respect you all the more.

Belief No. 3

Expressing my true opinion puts my relationships in jeopardy.

In our current world of hot topics and charged conversations that seem to ignite with the smallest amount of fuel, it can be easy to shy away from expressing our thoughts and opinions. It’s true that we often see people erupting in anger or sarcastically rehashing every detail of a conversation with friends. However, we need to believe that our schools can be (and hopefully are!) safer spaces than that. We have to believe that our administrators and colleagues are all invested in a broader goal: to do the best we can for our students and our schools. When you learn how to have calm, productive conversations that don’t veer far from the middle ground, it becomes safe to share your thoughts and opinions in a respectful way and listen openly as others do the same. The ability to have conversations like these is absolutely critical for creating an environment where you — and everyone else — feel heard, valued, welcomed, and WELL.
Okay, now that we’ve put those beliefs to bed…

Are you ready to learn how to communicate with your administrators, colleagues, students, and parents in a truly healthy way that dramatically eases the stress and overwhelm that’s become typical of being a teacher?

Are you ready to learn how to communicate with your administrators, colleges, students and parents in a truly healthy way that dramatically eases the stress and overwhelm that's become typical of being a teacher?

From Chaos to Calm:

Four Steps to Ease Teacher Overwhelm and Restore Your Well-Being

From Chaos to Calm is a 6-module online course that will teach you the step-by-step framework for having more effective, productive, and healthier conversations with your administrators, colleagues, students, and parents — so you can get your needs met, build better relationships and partnerships, and enjoy your work more.

We’ll cover the four key elements of healthy
communication that include:

We’ll cover the four key elements of healthy
communication that include:

  • Focusing on observations instead of judgments
  • Articulating your feelings when you’re speaking and picking up on others’ feelings when you’re listening
  • Valuing and expressing your own needs while listening for others’ embedded needs as well
  • Making requests instead of demands
By the end of From Chaos to Calm, you’ll have a deep understanding of each of these elements, as well as habits that you may be using — either consciously or unconsciously — to block healthy communication of your own.

Armed with this newfound knowledge, you’ll be able to better navigate conflict, set strong boundaries, connect and empathize more deeply with your colleagues, and simply become a more effective and happier teacher.

Sound like the kind of teacher you want to be?

Here’s How From Chaos to Calm: Four Steps to Ease Teacher Overwhelm and Restore Your Well-Being Works

There are six core learning modules along with tools and activities that accompany each lesson. You’ll also have access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and discuss what you’re learning with the other educators in the course.

Program Breakdown

In Module One...

You’ll get a top-level look into the communication framework

That will help you have more effective, productive, and healthier conversations. We’ll explore the framework through the eyes of “Jackal” and “Giraffe” — two characters with opposite communication styles that will be used throughout the course to illustrate effective and ineffective communication.

Tools for Module One include:

  • The 4-Part Communication Framework Reference to outline the framework so you can review it at any time

Activities for Module One include:

  • Journal and reflect on what insights, feelings, and questions came up for you in Module One
  • Create a personal action plan to track your tendencies to speak jackal and/or giraffe
  • Envision the Possible: Create a communication plan for an upcoming situation or meeting that allows you to test your new communication knowledge
  • Create a lesson plan for how you could teach your students about “jackal language” and “giraffe language”
  • Identify jackal vs. giraffe language through video examples

The second module explores...

The difference between making observations and making judgments

And how crucial a role observations play in having healthy conversations. You’ll learn what it looks like to express observations when you’re speaking, as well as how to make observations when you’re being spoken to. You’ll also explore the “ladder of inference”, the decision-making tool that we all use — knowingly or unknowingly — that takes us from a fact to a decision or action.

Tools for Module Two include:

  • The Ladder of Inference Infographic that outlines the steps from a fact to a decision or action

Activities for Module Two include:

  • Journal and reflect on what insights, feelings, and questions came up for you in Module Two
  • Create a personal action plan to track your tendencies to observe or judge
  • Envision the Possible: Create a communication plan for an upcoming situation or meeting that allows you to test your new communication knowledge
  • Create a lesson plan for how you could teach your students about observations versus judgments
  • Complete worksheet differentiating between observations and judgments

Module Three is all about feelings!

You’ll explore the most productive and authentic ways

To express your own feelings in a conversation, as well as how to listen effectively to pinpoint the feelings others are expressing, too. You’ll explore the Feelings Wheel, a tool that highlights a multitude of feelings (instead of the go-to 3 or 4), where you’ll begin to see that when feelings are identified and acknowledged, lead to conversations are filled with more empathy, understanding, and connection.

Tools for Module Three include:

  • The Feelings Wheel Reference Sheet that shows the range of feelings we can be expressing or identifying

Activities for Module Three include:

  • Journal and reflect on what insights, feelings, and questions came up for you in Module Three
  • Create a personal action plan to track your feelings in conversations
  • Envision the Possible: Create a communication plan for an upcoming situation or meeting that allows you to test your new communication knowledge
  • Create a lesson plan for how you could teach your students about pinpointing feelings in conversations
  • Recognize others’ feelings through video examples

In this module, we move on to needs.

We’ll explore how to identify your own needs and articulate them when you speak.

You’ll also learn how to listen for the needs of others and then help them express their values and needs.

Tools for Module Four include:

  • A Needs Wheel and Values Reference Sheet so that you can identify the needs and values most important to you, as well as recognize the needs and values of others

Activities for Module Four include:

  • Journal and reflect on what insights, feelings, and questions came up for you in Module Four
  • Create a personal action plan to keep tabs on your needs and others’ needs
  • Envision the Possible: Create a communication plan for an upcoming situation or meeting that allows you to test your new communication knowledge
  • Create a lesson plan for how you could teach your students about values and needs
  • Complete “What are My Needs/Values and Others’ Needs/Values?” exercise

In Module Five...

You’ll Dig into Requests & Demands

And learn the subtle- yet crucial - differences between them. You’ll explore how important requests are to healthy conversations — and how to make them effective. You’ll also analyze your habitual behavior for making requests, as well as how you typically respond when someone makes a request of you.

Tools for Module Five include:

  • “Is it a Request or Is It a Demand?” Example

Activities for Module Five include:

  • Journal and reflect on what insights, feelings, and questions came up for you in Module Five
  • Create a personal action plan to keep tabs on your success at asking for what you need
  • Envision the Possible: Create a communication plan for an upcoming situation or meeting that allows you to test your new communication knowledge
  • Create a lesson plan for how you could teach your students about asking for what they need
  • Complete “Requests and Demands: What’s the Difference?” exercise

The final module addresses...

The common barriers that come in the way of effective, productive, and healthy conversations.

You’ll uncover what to listen for when a communication barrier is cropping up, as well as learn why it’s so important to listen more than you speak.

Tools for Module Six include:

  • The Hats People Wear that Interfere with Communication

Activities for Module Six include:

  • Journal and reflect on what insights, feelings, and questions came up for you in Module Six
  • Create a personal action plan to keep tabs on what hats you notice that are interfering with communication
  • Envision the Possible: Create a communication plan for an upcoming situation or meeting that allows you to test your new communication knowledge 
  • Create a lesson plan for in which you teach your students about the 12 hats
  • Complete “Name the Hat” Worksheet and video exercises

Along with the From Chaos to Calm: Four Steps to Ease Teacher Overwhelm and Restore Your Well-Being Course

 You’ll also receive these bonuses to make sure you don’t just learn about effective communication, but continue to implement it (and benefit from it) over the long-term.

Bonus

01

60 Days of Full Access to Communication Check-In Zoom Calls 

Communication Check-In is my ongoing monthly membership that allows educators the space to practice the four-part communication framework, as well as receive resources, support, and guidance from me, Jennifer Moore. When you purchase From Chaos to Calm, you’ll receive one complimentary month in Communication Rewind FREE! These are Zoom meetings that happen twice a month with me. These give you the opportunity to submit challenges you've encountered using the four-part framework. I will address your challenges and help you problem-solve.

Bonus

02

Lifetime Access to From Chaos to Calm Private Facebook Group 

The From Chaos to Calm Facebook Group is the perfect place to go when you have questions about the framework, are struggling with communication issues at school, or feedback about how to use the communication framework best. I’ll be inside answering questions and participating in discussions and will be ready to support you in any way I can!

Bonus

03

Feelings Wheel Identification 
and Reference Sheet 

This nifty tool lists over 100 feelings so that you can quickly identify what you’re feeling in the moment — or noticing in others — so you can clearly communicate and respond effectively.



Bonus

04

Communication Checkpoint Quiz: 
How Well Do You Communicate?

This is an invaluable quiz that will show you how effectively you’re communicating, what your blind spots may be, and — most importantly — how you can improve to become a truly effective communicator.

Bonus 
01

60 Days of Full Access to Communication Rewind

Communication Rewind is my ongoing monthly membership that allows educators the space to practice the four-part communication framework, as well as receive resources, support, and guidance from me, Jennifer Moore. When you purchase From Chaos to Calm, you’ll receive one complimentary month in Communication Rewind FREE!

Bonus 
02

Lifetime Access to From Chaos to Calm Private Facebook Group 

The From Chaos to Calm Facebook Group is the perfect place to go when you have questions about the framework, are struggling with communication issues at school, or what feedback about how to use the communication framework best. I’ll be inside answering questions and participating in discussions and will be ready to support you in any way I can!

Bonus 
03

Feelings Wheel Identification and Reference Sheet 

This nifty tool lists over 100 feelings so that you can quickly identify what you’re feeling in the moment — or noticing in others — so you can clearly communicate and respond effectively.

Bonus 
04

Communication Checkpoint: How Well Do You Communicate Quiz

This is an invaluable quiz that will show you how effectively you’re communicating, what your blind spots may be, and — most importantly — how you can improve to become a truly effective communicator.

Your From Chaos to Calm: Four Steps to Ease Teacher Overwhelm and Restore Your Well-Being INVESTMENT

Choose from the following three package options:

Package 01:
Course + Bonuses

  • From Chaos to Calm 6-module online course
  • Bonus #1: 60 days of free access to the Communication Rewind Membership (2 2 months total)
  • Bonus #2: Lifetime access to the From Chaos to Calm Facebook Group
  • Bonus #3: Feelings Wheel Identification and Reference Sheet
  • Bonus #4: Communication Checkpoint: How Well Do You Communicate Quiz

Price

$197

or 4 payments of $49.25


Package 02:
Live Course Component

  • Includes all of the above, PLUS...
  • A spot in the LIVE, online 6-week From Chaos to Calm Workshop that meets 90 minutes once a week for six weeks
  • Learn how to apply Marshall Goldberg’s Non-Violent Communication method specifically for educators
  • Dive into the four-part communication framework
  • Discover how to use the four-part framework in highly charged situations and conflict
  • Learn how to apply the four-part framework into different areas of your life
  • An ADDITIONAL two months of free access to the Communication Rewind Membership (4 months total)

Price

$397

or 4 payments of $99.25


Package 03:
Course + Coaching

  • Includes everything from Package 1 and Package 2, PLUS...
  • Two 30-minute private, 1-1 coaching sessions with Jennifer Moore
  • An ADDITIONAL two months of free access to the Communication Rewind Membership (6 months total)

Price

$697

or 5 payments of $174.25


Package 01:
Self-Paced Course + Bonuses

  • From Chaos to Calm self-paced 6-module online course with activities but no required assignments to submit
  • Bonus #1: 60 days of free access to the Communication Check-In Membership (2 months total)
  • Bonus #2: Lifetime access to the From Chaos to Calm Facebook Group
  • Bonus #3: Feelings Wheel Identification and Reference Sheet
  • Bonus #4: Communication Checkpoint Quiz: How Well Do You Communicate?
  • Bonus #5: Promo code for individual coaching session with Dr. Jenn

Price

$197

or 4 payments of $49.25


Package 02:
Self-Paced Course + Bonuses + Regular Professor Feedback

  • A more guided experience with From Chaos to Calm self-paced 6-module online course - you'll have frequent, regular feedback from Dr. Jenn on your required assignments
  • The bonuses from Package 1 PLUS...
  • Participation in a discussion group about the course content as you go through the course, with Dr. Jenn monitoring the conversations
  • An ADDITIONAL two months of free access to the Communication Check-In Membership (4 months total)

      Price

      $397

      or 4 payments of $99.25


      Package 03:
      Self-Paced Course + Bonuses +
      Level 2 LIVE Zoom Course

      • The self-paced course from Package 1 - giving you the opportunity to explore the content in your own way, PLUS...
      • The bonuses from Package 1 PLUS...
      • Enrollment in the Level 2, LIVE, 6-week From Chaos to Calm Zoom course that meets 90 minutes once a week (offered 4 times per year), providing you with significant professor and classmate interactions
      • Participation in a discussion group about the course content as you go through the course, with Dr. Jenn monitoring the conversations
      • An ADDITIONAL two months of free access to the Communication Check-In Membership (6 months total)

      Price

      $697

      or 5 payments of $174.25


      30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

      30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

      You can dive into the program for a full 30 days and experience the power of effective, productive, and healthy communication with your school staff, students, and parents. If you are not satisfied with the results, you can request a refund within 60 days. This entire program is designed to help you put the four-part communication framework into action. You will be asked to share your implementation and results in the program to qualify for a refund. 

      You give your all to your students and your job — isn’t it time you invested in yourself? 

      You give your all to your students and your job — isn’t it time you invested in yourself? 

      Being a teacher can be joyful, rewarding, and inspiring…

      But it can also be stressful, exhausting, and overwhelming.

      Let’s face it: stressed, exhausted and overwhelmed teachers are far less impactful than they can be. When you've learned the key nuances of healthy and productive conversation, your work and home life can significantly improve.

      Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way — and it all starts with effective communication.

      When you know how to have healthy and productive conversations, you’ll feel much of your stress release. You’ll not only be an advocate for your students, but you’ll have your own back, too — and then you can stand up for yourself powerfully and respectfully in any conversation.

      You’ll set new boundaries for yourself, build new partnerships and allies with the people in your school community, and feel energy for teaching renew and increase.

      Because you’ll know exactly how to help yourself, you’ll be far more equipped to help your students, parents, and colleagues. 

      All you have to do is start.

      You give your all to your students and your job — isn’t it time you invested in yourself? 

      Being a teacher can be joyful, rewarding, and inspiring…

      But it can also be stressful, exhausting, and overwhelming.

      Let’s face it: a stressed, exhausted and overwhelmed teacher is far less impactful than they can be. Not only do their students suffer because of their overwhelm, but so do their schools and their own families, too. 

      Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way — and it all starts with effective communication.

      When you know how to have healthy and productive conversations, you’ll feel much of your overwhelm release. You’ll not only be an advocate for your students, but you’ll have your own back, too — and can stand up for yourself powerfully and respectively in any conversation.

      You’ll set new boundaries for yourself, build new partnerships and allies with the people in your school community, and feel your energy for teaching renew and increase.

      Because you’ll know exactly how to hold yourself up strong, you’ll be far more equipped to hold your students, parents, and colleagues up strong, too.

      All you have to do is start.

      Ready to learn the communication framework that will ease your overwhelm and make you a more effective and happier teacher?

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