• Values

    Compassion. Inclusivity. Wellbeing. Curiosity. Efficacy.

These are Re-Set School’s core values.

Compassion

Compassion is not merely a feeling state; deep compassion moves people to action. The best educators are full of passion for their work and compassion for their students. Compassion is what inspires teachers to nurture the mind, body and spirit of the whole student. Dr. Louis Cozolino, a scholar in the social neuroscience of Education, contends that as human beings “we are not survival of the fittest; we are survival of the nurtured.”  

Inclusivity

Students and adults alike need to feel as if they truly belong in a school community. In order to belong, a student must be known and feel known, with a depth that (1) transcends categories: recruited athlete, scholarship kid,  international student, legacy, and (2)  transcends identifiers: race, gender, class, sexuality, ability. Inclusion cannot be accomplished by words and intentions. Like compassion, inclusivity requires action.

Wellbeing

Achieving and sustaining wellbeing is the ongoing challenge of living and learning together in a shared community. Schools value the wellbeing of students and adults by supporting practices that nurture the mind, body and spirit of all members of the community and by building the social and emotional capacities to deal with success and failure, closeness and conflict.

Curiosity

When we struggle to feel compassion for others, fail to be inclusive and fall short of wellbeing, as we inevitably will, curiosity helps us discern the barriers and opportunities before us. Curiosity creates expansion while certainty fosters narrowness. Curiosity is the antidote for polarization.

Efficacy

Ultimately we want to set goals, work collaboratively and accomplish stuff. By using compassion, inclusivity, wellbeing and curiosity as our methodology, we make sure our productivity is aligned with our values.

Mission

Through consultancy, training, speaking, research and collaborative projects Re-Set School helps independent schools navigate the disrupted landscape of PreK-12 education. During the Covid-19 pandemic Re-Set is committed to helping schools sustain safe and inclusive learning communities. Beyond the pandemic we are dedicated to growing the capacity of educators and institutions to build back better, aligning core values with day-to-day practices.

Re-Set School Promise

Re-set is dedicated to honest, personable communications with all clients. We work hard to understand who you are, discern your critical needs, and help you lean into the challenges you face. Our approach is lively, creative, and engaging, all in the service of helping you do your best work.

  1. Relationships are at the heart of a successful teaching and learning community.
  2. Teachers and students alike thrive when they feel seen, challenged, inspired.
  3. Centering equity and inclusion, and doing the hard work of sticking with this priority, is critical to the success of #1 and #2.
  4. Successful consulting outcomes also require caring, collaborative relationships.
  5. Consulting clients are more likely to accomplish their goals when they feel understood, respected, challenged and inspired.
  6. RE-SET works honestly, creatively and collaboratively to understand, respect, challenge and inspire our clients.

These are Re-Set School’s core values.

Compassion

Compassion is not merely a feeling state; deep compassion moves people to action. The best educators are full of passion for their work and compassion for their students. Compassion is what inspires teachers to nurture the mind, body and spirit of the whole student. Dr. Louis Cozolino, a scholar in the social neuroscience of Education, contends that as human beings “we are not survival of the fittest; we are survival of the nurtured.”  

Inclusivity

Students and adults alike need to feel as if they truly belong in a school community. In order to belong, a student must be known and feel known, with a depth that (1) transcends categories: recruited athlete, scholarship kid,  international student, legacy, and (2)  transcends identifiers: race, gender, class, sexuality, ability. Inclusion cannot be accomplished by words and intentions. Like compassion, inclusivity requires action.

Wellbeing

Achieving and sustaining wellbeing is the ongoing challenge of living and learning together in a shared community. Schools value the wellbeing of students and adults by supporting practices that nurture the mind, body and spirit of all members of the community and by building the social and emotional capacities to deal with success and failure, closeness and conflict.

Curiosity

When we struggle to feel compassion for others, fail to be inclusive and fall short of wellbeing, as we inevitably will, curiosity helps us discern the barriers and opportunities before us. Curiosity creates expansion while certainty fosters narrowness. Curiosity is the antidote for polarization.

Efficacy

Ultimately we want to set goals, work collaboratively and accomplish stuff. By using compassion, inclusivity, wellbeing and curiosity as our methodology, we make sure our productivity is aligned with our values. 

Mission

Through consultancy, training, speaking, research and collaborative projects Re-Set School helps independent schools navigate the disrupted landscape of PreK-12 education. During the Covid-19 pandemic Re-Set is committed to helping schools sustain safe and inclusive learning communities. Beyond the pandemic we are dedicated to growing the capacity of educators and institutions to build back better, aligning core values with day-to-day practices.

Re-Set School Promise

Re-set is dedicated to honest, personable communications with all clients. We work hard to understand who you are, discern your critical needs, and help you lean into the challenges you face. Our approach is lively, creative, and engaging, all in the service of helping you do your best work.

  1. Relationships are at the heart of a successful teaching and learning community.
  2. Teachers and students alike thrive when they feel seen, challenged, inspired.
  3. Centering equity and inclusion, and doing the hard work of sticking with this priority, is critical to the success of #1 and #2.
  4. Successful consulting outcomes also require caring, collaborative relationships.
  5. Consulting clients are more likely to accomplish their goals when they feel understood, respected, challenged and inspired.
  6. RE-SET works honestly, creatively and collaboratively to understand, respect, challenge and inspire our clients.

Testimonial

“Our entire Inly team has been thrilled with our work with Re-Set School. Our Senior Leadership team was incredibly impressed with the breadth and depth of the Leadership Institute this past summer. Each presenter was thoughtful and thought provoking. Inly’s experience has been the same with the faculty workshops presented by Jennifer Bryan and Lauren Porosoff. The workshops have been well designed, have met the needs of each of our community members, and have inspired us to move forward. I highly recommend Re-Set!”

Testimonial

“I am so grateful that Jennifer Bryan has expanded her professional development offerings beyond the realm of Gender & Sexuality Diversity. Make no mistake, if you seek a presenter to move the needle of understanding, inclusion, and belonging around gender and sexuality diversity in your schools, Jennifer is the gold standard. AND, her affirming, authentic and engaging presentation style creates the necessary space and conditions for personal connection and professional growth – no matter the topic, no matter the audience. Jennifer is as comfortable and effective with faculty and staff as she is with administrators and trustees. Her recent sessions for counselors, wellness professionals and academic leaders – in the midst of the COVID pandemic – provided vital opportunities for connection and reflection. She is a master facilitator using empathy and humor to create a welcoming environment for participants to explore and share their emotions and reactions to the complexity, uncertainty, and upheaval of our times.”

Testimonial

“The one word that best describes Jennifer is responsive! She continues to have her ear to the ground as to the needs of everyone in a school community- faculty, students and families. By remaining up-to-date on the latest research and also putting out thoughtful considerations of her own, she is a go-to person for me when it comes to anything related to health and well-being. She is engaging, thoughtful and down-to-earth, allowing participants to feel safe and known in her care.”

Testimonial

“Thanks for sharing the directions for the breakout rooms before we went into them. Sometimes in zoom PD we just are sent off to breakouts with no guidance, or the leader will just say a bunch of instructions or questions right before we go. I appreciated the clear protocol and it was nice to have it as a reference in the breakouts. This let me as an introvert feel like I had space to fully engage.”

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