About Lisa Canova
It all stems from being well and feeling good. Truth be told, I did not always feel good, or well during my professional career within public education. I shifted my mindset. I decided it was time to figure out tools, have ideas, take more risks, try learning other innovative teaching approaches, and collaborate with educators. As I built my “wellness recipe,” I became a better teacher. More of my students started demonstrating a love for school. They felt empowered to discover their own path to academic success. But most importantly, my wellness allowed students to be happier and learn better. My students and I became curious about how teaching one another to be well, could spread to helping our school and greater community to be happier and well too…
My goal is to offer professional support and inspiration for new and veteran educators to begin putting their wellness first. Teach Happy LLC was born out of a strong desire to speak, coach and workshop these principles with teachers and child-care providers. My professional experience extends to working in special education, elementary classroom teaching, talented and gifted coordinator for elementary and middle level students, to a private coaching practice for teens and parents. While receiving a Master’s Degree in Education, I learned how literature could be a useful tool in teaching social and emotional wellness to elementary students. As we move through the 21st century, social and emotional wellness teaching is more crucial for future personal relationships and professional success.
To remind educators they hold the power to begin making positive and effective change within the public school system. It is through an educational grassroots movement that teachers can jumpstart change working from the ground up. I am with you all the way.
Be Happy. Teach Well.