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"Happy Teacher Revolution" Book Tour

We are a global movement, debut book, and converted school bus on the mission to support the mental health and well-being of educators.

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Project Description

Happy Teacher Revolution is a Baltimore-born, international movement with the mission to support the mental health and well-being of educators. We believe teachers deserve the time and space to feel, deal, and be real about the social-emotional demands of the job. 

Teacher stress isn't a new problem, but research suggests it's getting increasingly worse for the current generation of educators. A 2017 survey by the American Federation of Teachers reported a sharp jump in self-reported teacher stress from just two years earlier. At Happy Teacher Revolution group meetings, teachers come together to share the challenges they're facing and wellness strategies that have worked for them, and to receive training on social-emotional and trauma-informed practices for educators. The thesis is simple: Happier, healthier teachers make for happier, healthier students.

 

We are a professional development organization offering support through both online and in-person professional development programming. We offer training that gives educators the tools to learn to lead Happy Teacher Revolution meetings in their school and communities. We call these certified facilitators “Revolutionaries”. 

Donate to this campaign to support the global movement and Danna's debut book, “Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator’s Roadmap to Claiming and Sustaining Joy” releasing just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month and Teacher Appreciation Week in May 2024! 

Happy Teacher Revolution helps educators address burnout and jumpstart their own practices to claim joy. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and her experience as a teacher, author Danna Thomas introduces you to self-care practices that help you prioritize your wellbeing while handling the difficulties of a demanding profession. This research and evidence-based handbook amplifies the voices of a wide range of changemakers, providing data and deliberate action steps to support well-being on both an individual and systemic level in order to enact transformational change. Realize increased self-worth and learn to decrease prolonged stress by pushing back on expectations of time, money, and emotional capacity.

You will:

- Access tools and videos that explore caregiver burnout, vicarious trauma, and the importance of self-care in the field of education

- Understand why it’s essential to claim happiness as your own "best practice" to help students

- Discover practical techniques for identifying your limits and authentically setting boundaries

- Learn to support peers in your community and work together to address the social-emotional and intellectual demands of teaching

Educators, including both teachers and school leaders, will appreciate the practical and person-centered approach in Happy Teacher Revolution. With the techniques in this book, you can build a more resilient classroom, a more resilient community, and, most importantly, a happier you. 

Donate to this campaign to support the Happy Teacher Revolution national book tour and secure your pre-order copy today!

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The Campaign FAQs

How many people are part of Happy Teacher Revolution?

 

We have grown to certify and train over 500 Revolutionaries in over 32 states across the United States. We also have trained Revolutionaries globally in Canada, Senegal, Kuwait, Nigeria, China and Brazil.

 

What will the funding be used for?

- Trademark renewal and copyright

- Begonia!

- 6 All-Position Toyo Tires

- Front kingpin replacement

- State Inspection Costs

- Diesel Fuel

- Marketing for National Book Tour

- Pop-Up Happy Teacher Revolution Meetings

 

How do I learn to lead Happy Teacher Revolution Meetings in my school?

  • In order to lead meetings in your school, you must complete the Happy Teacher Revolution Revolutionary Certification Course. This will give you the tools to lead meetings in your community. 

What is a Happy Teacher Revolution “Revolutionary”?

  • A “Revolutionary” is an education professional who initiates, leads, and facilitates Happy Teacher Revolution meetings. They have completed the online Happy Teacher Revolutionary Certification course.

How has Happy Teacher Revolution already made an impact?

How else can I support Happy Teacher Revolution?

 

 

 

 

 

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"MTV Cribs" meets "Pimp My Ride" in this exclusive 19-minute detailed tour of my converted school bus, Begonia! She is quite an extraordinary bus and I cannot wait for you to "meet" her in this special in-depth video!  

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Social Supporter Shoutout

We can't wait to give you a shoutout on our social media, @HappyTeacherRevolution!! With over 67,000+ followers, we want to thank YOU for contributing to the mental health and well-being of educators! This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

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You just filled up Begonia's diesel tank to keep us fueled as we continue spreading the word of Happy Teacher Revolution! Please be sure to provide your information in the link below so we can be sure to mail you a copy of Danna's debut book, "Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator's Roadmap to Claiming & Sustaining Joy"! This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

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Radical Revolutionary Certification

Join our movement and become a certified Revolutionary! Our online asychronous training includes 6 modules of content and one call with founder, Danna Thomas, to support you in holding space for educators. We will also mail you a copy of Danna's debut book, "Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator's Roadmap to Claiming and Sustaining Joy"!  This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

If you would rather sponsor an educator rather than personally join, please let us know in the googleform listed under "shipping info". 

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Mentors & Revolutionary Certification

One-year access to our Mentors community which features 45+ bonus videos as well as training to join our online Revolutionary certification. We also will send you a copy of Danna's debut book "Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator's Roadmap to Claiming and Sustaining Joy"!   This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

If you would rather sponsor an educator rather than personally join, please let us know in the googleform listed under "shipping info". 

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Virtual Keynote + 200 Books

Schedule a virtual keynote with founder, Danna Thomas, and secure 200 copies of Danna's debut book "Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator's Roadmap to Claiming and Sustaining Joy"!  This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

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National Pilot Site + 300 Books

Full Day professional development training with founder, Danna Thomas, to launch a Happy Teacher Revolution Pilot Site in your community! Includes 300 copies of Danna's debut book "Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator's Roadmap to Claiming and Sustaining Joy"!  The pilot site training also includes online asynchronous training and access to our virtual platform for an entire cohort of Revolutionaries throughout their enrollment in the professional development pilot program.  This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

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Diesel Donation

Donate a gallon of diesel to help fill Begonia's tank! 

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10.00 USD
Visionary Video Vixen

"MTV Cribs" meets "Pimp My Ride" in this exclusive 19-minute detailed tour of my converted school bus, Begonia! She is quite an extraordinary bus and I cannot wait for you to "meet" her in this special in-depth video!  

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25.00 USD
Social Supporter Shoutout

We can't wait to give you a shoutout on our social media, @HappyTeacherRevolution!! With over 67,000+ followers, we want to thank YOU for contributing to the mental health and well-being of educators! This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

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111.00 USD
Full Tank Fanatic

You just filled up Begonia's diesel tank to keep us fueled as we continue spreading the word of Happy Teacher Revolution! Please be sure to provide your information in the link below so we can be sure to mail you a copy of Danna's debut book, "Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator's Roadmap to Claiming & Sustaining Joy"! This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

11 Supporters
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637.00 USD
Radical Revolutionary Certification

Join our movement and become a certified Revolutionary! Our online asychronous training includes 6 modules of content and one call with founder, Danna Thomas, to support you in holding space for educators. We will also mail you a copy of Danna's debut book, "Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator's Roadmap to Claiming and Sustaining Joy"!  This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

If you would rather sponsor an educator rather than personally join, please let us know in the googleform listed under "shipping info". 

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1,111.00 USD
Mentors & Revolutionary Certification

One-year access to our Mentors community which features 45+ bonus videos as well as training to join our online Revolutionary certification. We also will send you a copy of Danna's debut book "Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator's Roadmap to Claiming and Sustaining Joy"!   This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

If you would rather sponsor an educator rather than personally join, please let us know in the googleform listed under "shipping info". 

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11,117.00 USD
Virtual Keynote + 200 Books

Schedule a virtual keynote with founder, Danna Thomas, and secure 200 copies of Danna's debut book "Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator's Roadmap to Claiming and Sustaining Joy"!  This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

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34,000.00 USD
National Pilot Site + 300 Books

Full Day professional development training with founder, Danna Thomas, to launch a Happy Teacher Revolution Pilot Site in your community! Includes 300 copies of Danna's debut book "Happy Teacher Revolution: The Educator's Roadmap to Claiming and Sustaining Joy"!  The pilot site training also includes online asynchronous training and access to our virtual platform for an entire cohort of Revolutionaries throughout their enrollment in the professional development pilot program.  This offer also includes an in-depth video tour of Begonia. 

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