Educator Professional Development

Whole Educator Collective

Facilitated online training for educators in district and school leadership, teaching, and instructional and non-instructional support roles to develop interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and emotional well-being.

Fueling Schools with the Power of Relationships

We view the people around us through our own filter and develop our own story about them. This is a natural, learned response that can make empathy and true connection with colleagues and students difficult.

If educators are able to zoom out and understand their own relational history, they can change their perspective to see the experiences of those around them as unique and textured. This new perspective allows them to more effectively respond to the behaviors, challenges, and needs of others.

The Whole Educator Collective gives educators an entirely new lens

for seeing students and colleagues for who they really are.

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Whole Educator Collective

Part 1: Training

Whole Educator Collective is a series of four, 3-hour facilitated virtual workshops for educators in district and school leadership, teaching, and instructional and non-instructional support roles to develop interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and emotional well-being. FuelEd's best-in-class Leadership Institute curriculum has been translated into this online format to accommodate the needs of educators nationwide. For the semester following the training, educators engage in continuous development through monthly hosted Empathy Circles.


Participants will develop new skills for building relationships as they learn how to:

  • Recognize the impact of relationships on the developing brain and its capacity to learn
  • Identify the different types of attachment styles and how to work with them
  • Power up their communication skills to handle challenging relationships and help others grow
  • Fuel their self-awareness about why certain student or adult behaviors trigger them
  • Identify their own attachment style, how it developed, and how it impacts them today
  • Rev up their emotional well-being by enhancing their self-acceptance and self-compassion
  • Activate the innovative relationship practice of stewardship to support and grow one another through relationship

Whole Educator Collective

Part 2: Empathy Circles

90-minute facilitated, small group support where up to 12 educators gather online to be heard and experience feeling seen and valued. These groups offer time and space for teachers, principals, and district administrators to reflect on their own emotional needs and identify thoughts, feelings, and emotions.


Participants will:

  • Benefit from a confidential, safe space to discuss concerns, stressors, emotions openly and honestly
  • Increase hope and diminish isolation by experiencing peers with similar challenges
  • Observe, practice, and enhance interpersonal abilities such as listening skills or communicating in a direct, healthy and appropriate way
  • Reduce stress and increase emotional regulation and wellness
  • Develop compassion for self and others
  • Heal and grow personally, enabling more secure relationships with adults and children

Whole Educator Collective Schedule


What Educators Are Saying About FuelEd

"FuelEd helped me truly understand what was standing in the way of my helping children from underserved areas be the best they can be. I worked through so many experiences from childhood to present and understand how to be a professional educator.”


“I have really learned to listen to my students' needs, to really understand the reasoning behind their behaviors, and to remove obstacles to feeling. I learned to help my students understand their emotions and be introspective. These new skills have helped me de-escalate conflicts."


“FuelEd has helped my team to become closer and to build relationships with one another more quickly and on a deeper level. This has enabled my staff of teachers to create a better network of support for one another and therefore, to better support our students."



Can I train my staff after receiving this training?
Empathy School is for educators to experience on their own. If you would like to become a FuelEd trainer please send us a message at

Will I get materials?
All participants will receive a digital workbook to follow along with and take notes.

Do you offer CEUs for this session?
YES! FuelEd is a Continuing Professional Education Provider through the Texas Education Agency. By attending Empathy School you are eligible to receive 5 continuing professional education credit hours. At the close of our program, we will provide you with a certificate of completion upon request.

According to The Texas Education Agency, you are not required to send your certificate to the Texas Education Agency. You are, however, required to maintain your certificate as documentation in case you are audited by TEA.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Grace Ifeanyichukwu at or the Texas Education Agency at or (512) 463-5280.

Can I come late or leave early?
Every minute of the training is critical both for the information as well as the relationships you will be building so we require attendance for the entirety of the program.

What if I need to cancel?
You can cancel for a full refund by sending a request to with at least 48 hours advanced notice. Be sure to include CANCELLATION REQUEST in the subject header.