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Dr. Tina Boogren

Author, speaker, former classroom teacher, athletic coach, author, and building-level leader

Tina H. Boogren, PhD, is a former classroom teacher, English department chair, teacher mentor, instructional coach, professional developer, athletic coach, and building-level leader. She has presented at the school, district, state, and national levels and has been a featured speaker at the International Literacy Association Annual Conference and Barnes and Nobel Educators’ Nights.

Dr. Boogren was a 2007 finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year and received the Douglas County School District Outstanding Teacher Award eight years in a row, from 2002 to 2009.

In additional to writing articles for the National Writing Project’s The Voice and The Quarterly, she is the author of In the First Few Years:  Reflections of a Beginning Teacher, Supporting Beginning Teachers, The Beginning Teacher’s Field Guide: Embarking on Your First Years, and Take Time for You: Self-Care Action Plans for Educators, which was the Independent Publisher’s Gold Award winner in the Education category.  She a co-author of Strategies to Motivate and Inspire Students along with Robert Marzano, Darrell Scott, and Ming Lee Newcomb, and is a contributing author to Richard Kellough’s Middle School Teaching:  A Guide to Methods and Resources and Robert J. Marzano’s Becoming a Reflective Teacher.

Dr. Boogren holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree with an administrative endorsement from the University of Colorado Denver, and a doctorate from the University of Denver in educational administration and policy studies.

Her keynotes and workshops include:

Take Time for You: How to Take Care of Yourself in Order to Take Care of Those You Serve

We’ve all heard the classic airline safety announcement: You must secure your own oxygen mask before assisting others. This isn’t just for airline travelers, though; it’s also true for educators. As leaders, we must learn how to establish habits and routines that allow us to bring our very best selves to those we serve to avoid burnout and resist compassion fatigue. By utilizing a research-based framework for educator wellness, Dr. Tina H. Boogren will help leaders of all levels and backgrounds learn how to take care of themselves in robust and realistic ways. Participants will walk away from this session feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and empowered. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the foundational research and theory on both burn-out and wellness, particularly as it relates to educators.
  • Explore how Maslow’s hierarchy of needs comes into play in your personal and professional life.
  • Explore strategies and recommendations related to each level of the hierarchy that can be implemented immediately.

 Self-Care Hacks for Busy Educators

Recent research shows that 93% of teachers report “high levels of job-related stress.” It’s both a concern for our educators, and a serious problem for our students. Students with stressed-out teachers have more behavior issues, and those students have lower overall achievement. This session explores easy-to-implement ‘wellness hacks’ that will positively impact everyone in an educator’s sphere of influence. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review the four seasons of a typical school year and how to help yourself and your staff members thrive through each phase.
  • Explore multiple self-care/wellness ‘hacks’ that are easy to implement at both the personal and professional level that correlate to the phases of the school year.
  • Discover new ways to motivate and inspire your staff so they can lead by example for their students.