I’m Danielle Nuhfer, a former public school teacher turned teacher wellness coach, author of The Path of the Mindful Teacher, and the founder of Teaching Well. With over 20 years of experience navigating the challenges of the current school system, I’ve dedicated my career to helping educators prioritize their well-being, leading to enhanced student outcomes and creating compassionate spaces for teaching and learning.
💡 Teaching Well Mission:
Prioritize well-being, elevate education, and co-create thriving learning communities. Teachers, lead with vitality. Leaders, inspire by example. Join me in the journey from stress to success.
🔍 Who I Work With:
I specialize in coaching and consulting services for:
✨ Different Approach:
What makes working with me different is my belief in W.E.L.L. schools changing the world. This change starts with prioritizing the well-being of the leaders and teachers in the school. I advocate for integrating a culture of well-being into school systems to support everyone.
The Teaching W.E.L.L. Framework (link to Mission page) transforms schools by guiding participants from stress to success. Rather than a one-time wellness professional development or a single yoga class on a wellness day, Teaching Well will provide solutions for integrating well-being into the lives of leaders and teachers who are serving their students.
🌐 Core Mission:
Teaching Well partners with teachers and school leaders ready to elevate school well-being. Let’s create an inspiring, supportive, and effective learning environment for both educators and students.
🚀 Transformative Journey:
Teaching Well is not merely a resource; it’s a transformative journey where the work we do becomes the foundation for empowering educators and enriching classrooms and schools. Join me in reshaping our approach to education, where feeling well translates to teaching well. Together, let’s foster a #weareteachingwell movement.
🎯 This Work is for You if You’re Ready to:
💡 What Does This Mean for You?
Teaching Well saves you from wading through generic self-care and well-being information. I bring over 20 years of classroom expertise combined with diverse experiences in health and wellness, offering tailored, well-rounded information that considers the unique considerations of educators.
Working with me allows you to learn more about yourself, and together, as #weareteachingwell, we support each other in the rewarding yet challenging world of education, creating a space to refill our self-care buckets with understanding and empathy.
HOW TO WORK WITH ME:
Visit https://calendly.com/dnuhfer/45min to schedule a call
Looking for actionable steps to bring a little calm to your classroom? Check out The Path of the Mindful Teacher for a clear and concise guide for teachers to move from stress to serenity and chaos to calm one step at a time.
Every week, receive a Weekly Well Wish that will provide you with the support and encouragement needed to continue this teacher journey. Think of it as a way to regularly fill up your self-care bucket. You can sign up to get them here.
If you’re curious about joining the Teaching Well group mastermind, We are Teaching Well. Get on the waitlist to be the first to find out when it will be offered next.
Working with teachers through professional development sessions in larger venues like schools or conferences (both in person & virtual) is a great way to bring the message to the masses. Check out more information here.
I also hang out on Facebook, Instagram, but you can always Email me too!
If you’re interested in checking out some of the places I’ve been asked to teach this work and what teachers and schools are saying, check this out.
If you are ready to join the #weareteachingwell community and move from teaching hell to teaching well then I am ready to meet you where you are!
I have 20 years (and counting) in the classroom as a public educator in the United States.
I have an M Ed (plus lots more credits) and teach graduate courses to teachers about mindfulness and teacher self-care.
I have a graduate certificate in Mindfulness for Experienced Educators where I learned how to integrate mindfulness as a pedagogical tool for the classroom.
I earned a Positive Psychology graduate certificate which influences my intense focus on strength-building instead of only improving weaknesses. Mindfulness and positive psychology are the lens through which I built the teacher wellness coaching framework.
I am a Certified Mindful Schools Instructor which allows me to specialize in the broad field of mindfulness to the classroom and has taught me how to teach these tools to students but even more importantly how teachers can develop their own practice.
I hold a degree in Professional and Executive Coaching from Lewis University and am an ICF certified coach which will inform the way I lead both individuals and groups through my teacher wellness coaching program.
To better integrate SEL into the classroom, I hold a Certificate in School Leadership for Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development from Rutgers University.
I am also Permaculture Design Certified, extensively studied Herbalism, Aromatherapy, and earned a yoga certification from Power Yoga Works, Philadelphia. These trainings have helped to inform my approach to the interconnectedness of all parts of ourselves by using our natural systems as guides for solution-finding and regenerative living.
I have been sober for 15 years (and counting) and that process of building myself back up from the bottom up through a framework and with community has informed my entire teacher wellness journey.
In addition, I am a self-coached long distance runner and former triathlete along with an intense student of whole foods and nutrition. The intersection of these focus areas informs the wellness lens I can bring to the “plate” of the wellness journey.
I am self-taught in the fields of minimalism, habit building, financial freedom, urban homesteading, and self-compassion which has allowed me to go through my own process of letting go of that which no longer serves me and building that which does in both my personal and professional life.