Virtual via MSEA’s Professional Learning Portal at


Does your “inner critic” leave you feeling down sometimes? Practicing self-compassion is an important wellness exercise that helps us stand up to our inner critic and also develop emotional resilience, a more accurate self-concept, and more caring relationships. It also can foster less narcissism and lower levels of reactive anger. All of this can help us become more effective and more grounded in our personal and professional lives. Learning to practice self-compassion in our own lives also can give us insight into how to encourage it in our students. 

The course is primarily self-paced and virtual asynchronous with two virtual synchronous sessions (1.5 hours each). Participants will access the course through MSEA’s Professional Learning Portal and will pay the Trinity Washington College per credit rate (generally lower than most school systems’ tuition reimbursement rate). Granting of credit is contingent on participants completing all requirements with a grade no lower than B.

This course is offered by MSEA’s Center for Education Policy and Practice in conjunction with Trinity Washington College for one graduate credit that can be applied to recertification in most jurisdictions.

When: 5/1/24-5/22/24. Synchronous sessions on 5/8/24 and 5/15/24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Available to MSEA members only and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Contact Evan West at [email protected]