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Welcome NYC Educator

My name is Chanelle R. Walker. I was a classroom teacher for 10 years. I taught middle school English. Over the time I was a teacher, I noticed that we had so much professional development about so many topics, but none on teacher and student wellness and burnout.

When I was diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune disorder, in 2016, I was  even more intrigued to understand wellness and how stress impacted my body, mind and life. I began developing teacher wellness and burnout prevention courses in 2018.


In 2019, I did a TEDx talk about the topic titled The Elephant in the ClassroomSince then, my company, Professional Inspiration has been partnering with NYC DOE's After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) to provide courses that address educator wellness and student wellness.  Our courses aim to help teachers to make their wellness a priority and be models for wellness to their students.


Thousands of NYC educators have taken our courses and 98% of have rated them excellent or good. Our courses are highly recommended! If you are looking to complete your 30+ salary differential we have 4 approved courses. I hope you join us. We are working hard to help educators and their students thrive in and out the classroom.


ASPDP Fall 2023 Courses

Coupon Code: teacherfriend2023 

$20 off

Growth Mindset for You and Me Course
Burnout Prevention for You and Me Course

In this course, participants will learn about the research supported and evidence based strategy growth mindset and how to develop a growth mind. Practicing this strategy will boost student achievement and self-efficacy for educators.

This course will help educators learn strategies to decrease stress and the likelihood of burnout for themselves and their students. It is packed with useful and practical information and resources to help educators and their students thrive.

Courageous Conversations About Wellness: Fostering Wellness In Schools is a course that teaches educators how to cultivate brave spaces where students and teachers can discuss wellness and strategies to improve wellness.

In this course, Mindfulness for You and Me: Implementing Mindfulness to Improve Outcomes Overall, participants will learn how mindfulness can help improve the social, emotional and cognitive wellness of students and teachers.

Take a look at the ASPDP Course catalog. All our courses are listed in the catalog under Professional Inspiration.   


Bundle Your Courses and Save

Save $30 when you enroll in the 2 course bundle,  save $75 when you enroll in the the 3 course bundle, and save $100 when you enroll in the 4 course bundle. 



If you have any questions about our courses, email me at

 Text 216-681-6202

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