Altamira offered a three-day social-emotional workshop for its staff members, guided by Mark Kirst. During that training, teachers where taught how to identify and regulate emotions, develop positive relationships and make responsible decisions. This built the foundation for teaching and learning at Altamira, allowing them to develop habits that helped reconnect with their essence and face social and labor pressures.
These social-emotional competencies are critical in the twenty first century for teachers in order to avoid burnouts and increase their general well-being. By connecting with them, the Altamira Staff became in touch with their emotions and feelings, finding methods to unwind after a school session with kids, allowing them to become better human beings.