Engaging New Teachers

From workshops to symposia to lectures, MINTS offers a variety of events to engage new teachers in a supportive atmosphere.

Upcoming MINTS Events

September 21, 2021

  • 6-Week Virtual Series: Yoga for Wellbeing with Dr. Sarah Benes

    Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming six-week yoga series. These free and virtual sessions are open to the public and will be facilitated by Dr. Sarah Benes, Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College.

    NOTE: These sessions will occur every Tuesday night from 7:00pm-8:15pm EST throughout mid-September and October on Zoom. The dates are 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26. Once you fill out the RSVP, you will receive reminder emails with a Zoom link for each of these sessions. We encourage you to come to as many sessions as you can.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:15pm

September 28, 2021

  • 6-Week Virtual Series: Yoga for Wellbeing with Dr. Sarah Benes

    Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming six-week yoga series. These free and virtual sessions are open to the public and will be facilitated by Dr. Sarah Benes, Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College.

    NOTE: These sessions will occur every Tuesday night from 7:00pm-8:15pm EST throughout mid-September and October on Zoom. The dates are 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26. Once you fill out the RSVP, you will receive reminder emails with a Zoom link for each of these sessions. We encourage you to come to as many sessions as you can.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:15pm

October 5, 2021

  • 6-Week Virtual Series: Yoga for Wellbeing with Dr. Sarah Benes

    Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming six-week yoga series. These free and virtual sessions are open to the public and will be facilitated by Dr. Sarah Benes, Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College.

    NOTE: These sessions will occur every Tuesday night from 7:00pm-8:15pm EST throughout mid-September and October on Zoom. The dates are 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26. Once you fill out the RSVP, you will receive reminder emails with a Zoom link for each of these sessions. We encourage you to come to as many sessions as you can.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:15pm

October 12, 2021

  • 6-Week Virtual Series: Yoga for Wellbeing with Dr. Sarah Benes

    Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming six-week yoga series. These free and virtual sessions are open to the public and will be facilitated by Dr. Sarah Benes, Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College.

    NOTE: These sessions will occur every Tuesday night from 7:00pm-8:15pm EST throughout mid-September and October on Zoom. The dates are 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26. Once you fill out the RSVP, you will receive reminder emails with a Zoom link for each of these sessions. We encourage you to come to as many sessions as you can.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:15pm

October 13, 2021

  • 8-Week Wednesday Night Sip and Talk Series - “Teaching in Color: Through the Lenses of Love”

    This 8-week series is sponsored by the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support. This opportunity is free and open to the public. Participants will receive a certificate of participation (1 hour) with our Merrimack College PD provider number after each session. Please RSVP. NOTE: There is no session during the Thanksgiving break week.

    This 8-week series is hosted by Jennifer Hedrington. Jennifer is the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year 2021. She has been teaching for 16 years. While attending Law School, she found her calling to become an educator. Her teaching philosophy is teaching in color through the lenses of love, which allows her to educate the whole child while celebrating the uniqueness of each student. Jennifer understands that teachers are a powerful motivating force in the lives of students and have the ability to shape society’s next superhero or villain.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 6:00pm to 7:00pm

October 19, 2021

  • 6-Week Virtual Series: Yoga for Wellbeing with Dr. Sarah Benes

    Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming six-week yoga series. These free and virtual sessions are open to the public and will be facilitated by Dr. Sarah Benes, Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College.

    NOTE: These sessions will occur every Tuesday night from 7:00pm-8:15pm EST throughout mid-September and October on Zoom. The dates are 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26. Once you fill out the RSVP, you will receive reminder emails with a Zoom link for each of these sessions. We encourage you to come to as many sessions as you can.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:15pm

October 20, 2021

  • 8-Week Wednesday Night Sip and Talk Series - “Teaching in Color: Through the Lenses of Love”

    This 8-week series is sponsored by the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support. This opportunity is free and open to the public. Participants will receive a certificate of participation (1 hour) with our Merrimack College PD provider number after each session. Please RSVP. NOTE: There is no session during the Thanksgiving break week.

    This 8-week series is hosted by Jennifer Hedrington. Jennifer is the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year 2021. She has been teaching for 16 years. While attending Law School, she found her calling to become an educator. Her teaching philosophy is teaching in color through the lenses of love, which allows her to educate the whole child while celebrating the uniqueness of each student. Jennifer understands that teachers are a powerful motivating force in the lives of students and have the ability to shape society’s next superhero or villain.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 6:00pm to 7:00pm

October 26, 2021

  • 6-Week Virtual Series: Yoga for Wellbeing with Dr. Sarah Benes

    Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming six-week yoga series. These free and virtual sessions are open to the public and will be facilitated by Dr. Sarah Benes, Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College.

    NOTE: These sessions will occur every Tuesday night from 7:00pm-8:15pm EST throughout mid-September and October on Zoom. The dates are 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26. Once you fill out the RSVP, you will receive reminder emails with a Zoom link for each of these sessions. We encourage you to come to as many sessions as you can.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:15pm

October 27, 2021

  • 8-Week Wednesday Night Sip and Talk Series - “Teaching in Color: Through the Lenses of Love”

    This 8-week series is sponsored by the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support. This opportunity is free and open to the public. Participants will receive a certificate of participation (1 hour) with our Merrimack College PD provider number after each session. Please RSVP. NOTE: There is no session during the Thanksgiving break week.

    This 8-week series is hosted by Jennifer Hedrington. Jennifer is the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year 2021. She has been teaching for 16 years. While attending Law School, she found her calling to become an educator. Her teaching philosophy is teaching in color through the lenses of love, which allows her to educate the whole child while celebrating the uniqueness of each student. Jennifer understands that teachers are a powerful motivating force in the lives of students and have the ability to shape society’s next superhero or villain.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 6:00pm to 7:00pm

November 3, 2021

  • 8-Week Wednesday Night Sip and Talk Series - “Teaching in Color: Through the Lenses of Love”

    This 8-week series is sponsored by the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support. This opportunity is free and open to the public. Participants will receive a certificate of participation (1 hour) with our Merrimack College PD provider number after each session. Please RSVP. NOTE: There is no session during the Thanksgiving break week.

    This 8-week series is hosted by Jennifer Hedrington. Jennifer is the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year 2021. She has been teaching for 16 years. While attending Law School, she found her calling to become an educator. Her teaching philosophy is teaching in color through the lenses of love, which allows her to educate the whole child while celebrating the uniqueness of each student. Jennifer understands that teachers are a powerful motivating force in the lives of students and have the ability to shape society’s next superhero or villain.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Past Events 

September 16, 2021

May 25, 2021

  • Energize, Unwind, and Repeat

    Join us for one (or both) free yoga series designed for educators. The Monday evening series, “Energize” will focus on starting your week off grounded, energized, focused, and present. The Thursday/Friday afternoon series “Unwind” will focus on letting go of any stress from the week and heading into Friday and the weekend with presence, gratitude, and intention.

    These 60-minute classes are designed for beginners and all are welcome!

    Mats and props are recommended, but not necessary.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • MINTS Workshop: “Remote Learning Strategies for Students with IEPs”

    In October 2020, we asked our MINTS community to participate in a survey and submit their success stories on successful remote learning strategies for students with IEPs. Dr. Kathryn Welby collected this feedback and wrote Remote Learning Strategies for Students with IEPs: An Educators Guidebook, published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis). Success stories, strategies, tips, and tools were collected from over 250 educators across 37 states and 4 countries. In this workshop, you will hear about the research, successful strategies, voices of the educators, suggestions from parents, available resources, and more!

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 4:00pm to 6:00pm

May 18, 2021

  • Energize, Unwind, and Repeat

    Join us for one (or both) free yoga series designed for educators. The Monday evening series, “Energize” will focus on starting your week off grounded, energized, focused, and present. The Thursday/Friday afternoon series “Unwind” will focus on letting go of any stress from the week and heading into Friday and the weekend with presence, gratitude, and intention.

    These 60-minute classes are designed for beginners and all are welcome!

    Mats and props are recommended, but not necessary.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:00pm

May 11, 2021

  • Energize, Unwind, and Repeat

    Join us for one (or both) free yoga series designed for educators. The Monday evening series, “Energize” will focus on starting your week off grounded, energized, focused, and present. The Thursday/Friday afternoon series “Unwind” will focus on letting go of any stress from the week and heading into Friday and the weekend with presence, gratitude, and intention.

    These 60-minute classes are designed for beginners and all are welcome!

    Mats and props are recommended, but not necessary.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:00pm

May 4, 2021

  • Energize, Unwind, and Repeat

    Join us for one (or both) free yoga series designed for educators. The Monday evening series, “Energize” will focus on starting your week off grounded, energized, focused, and present. The Thursday/Friday afternoon series “Unwind” will focus on letting go of any stress from the week and heading into Friday and the weekend with presence, gratitude, and intention.

    These 60-minute classes are designed for beginners and all are welcome!

    Mats and props are recommended, but not necessary.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:00pm

April 27, 2021

  • Energize, Unwind, and Repeat

    Join us for one (or both) free yoga series designed for educators. The Monday evening series, “Energize” will focus on starting your week off grounded, energized, focused, and present. The Thursday/Friday afternoon series “Unwind” will focus on letting go of any stress from the week and heading into Friday and the weekend with presence, gratitude, and intention.

    These 60-minute classes are designed for beginners and all are welcome!

    Mats and props are recommended, but not necessary.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:00pm

April 20, 2021

  • Energize, Unwind, and Repeat

    Join us for one (or both) free yoga series designed for educators. The Monday evening series, “Energize” will focus on starting your week off grounded, energized, focused, and present. The Thursday/Friday afternoon series “Unwind” will focus on letting go of any stress from the week and heading into Friday and the weekend with presence, gratitude, and intention.

    These 60-minute classes are designed for beginners and all are welcome!

    Mats and props are recommended, but not necessary.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm to 8:00pm

April 1, 2021

  • Energize, Unwind, and Repeat

    Join us for one (or both) free yoga series designed for educators. The Monday evening series, “Energize” will focus on starting your week off grounded, energized, focused, and present. The Thursday/Friday afternoon series “Unwind” will focus on letting go of any stress from the week and heading into Friday and the weekend with presence, gratitude, and intention.

    These 60-minute classes are designed for beginners and all are welcome!

    Mats and props are recommended, but not necessary.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 4:00pm

March 29, 2021

  • Energize, Unwind, and Repeat

    Join us for one (or both) free yoga series designed for educators. The Monday evening series, “Energize” will focus on starting your week off grounded, energized, focused, and present. The Thursday/Friday afternoon series “Unwind” will focus on letting go of any stress from the week and heading into Friday and the weekend with presence, gratitude, and intention.

    These 60-minute classes are designed for beginners and all are welcome!

    Mats and props are recommended, but not necessary.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 7:00pm