Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE)

 **This is an ALL DAY Workshop 10am-2:00pm with a lunch break from 11:30-12:30pm**

EASE is a collection of school-based, evidence informed, anxiety management and resilience-building resources for use by educators with B.C. students in grades K-7. EASE helps educators teach students strategies to address the thoughts, feelings and behaviours associated with anxiety, while also supporting social and emotional learning and mental health literacy of educators through a professional development course.

Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

Participants must register in advance (on or before February 10th) for the free online course material at:

EASE Registration

Follow the prompts under 'EASE online' and register with a school district email address. You will receive an access link for the free course material which you will use on Friday February 12th during the Tapestry Conference. 

Although you will be able to complete the course entirely on your own, Richard and Michele will be available at the Tapestry session ZOOM link at the beginning of the day (10:00am) and for the entire afternoon (12:30-2:00) for technical support and questions regarding course content and implementing EASE in your classroom.


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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  • Richard Matthews

    Richard Matthews is a District Counsellor in Cowichan Valley.  He has worked for over thirty years in a variety of settings as a classroom teacher and school counsellor.  He specializes in mental health and support for students with challenging behaviour.

  • Michele Kiefert

    Michele Kiefert is a teacher/counsellor in the Sooke School District and has worked in both elementary and middle schools during her career. She is passionate about advocating for children. In addition to counselling, she supports mindfulness initiatives for adults and children in the school system.