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Welcome NYC Educators! Meet Your Course Developer

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.

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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.

Burnout Prevention for You and Me Course

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. Friendly Reminder: Registration with ASPDP and Professional Inspiration are required to earn credits toward salary differential.


Join Us for Courses NYC Educators LOVE!


ASPDP Summer 2024 Courses

Our teacher and student wellness centered courses are reigniting educators from NYC to Hawaii. These courses are giving teachers practical, empowering, efficient and effective strategies to improve classroom communities and help educators and their students to make wellness a priority, which is improving relationships and  boosting success.



 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. 


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

 Call or text 216-681-6202

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