2022-2023 Sessions:

  • June 7, 2022
  • July 5, 2022
  • August 2, 2022
  • September 6, 2022
  • October 4, 2022
  • November 1, 2022
  • December 6, 2022
  • January 3, 2023
  • February 7, 2023
  • March 7, 2023
  • April 4, 2023
  • May 2, 2023

3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern // 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific

This learning experience takes place on the first Tuesday of each month, beginning June 2022 and running through May 2023. Each session is 60 minutes long. 


  • Individual: $240 (only $20/month!) 
  • Your one-time investment includes access to all materials and session recordings from June 2022 to May 2023.

Participants may join the book club at any time as each month’s discussion will be recorded and access made available through the duration of the learning experience.

To register a group, pay by invoice, or if your organization requires you to complete a purchase order, please complete our Group Order/Pay By Invoice form


  • Participants must have their own copy of Onward.
  • The book is NOT included in the course pricing. Participants must acquire the book on their own before the start of the course.
  • We also highly recommend having your own copy of The Onward Workbook, though it is not strictly required.


The Onward Book Club offers a year of monthly book club discussions for individuals and groups to grow your resilience in a supportive community.

Based on the 12-month curriculum in the books, Onward and The Onward Workbook, the book club will provide strategies and practices to help you deepen your resilience. 

With practical, informative, inspirational, and relevant activities and guidance, Onward is grounded in science, social science, and psychology. Peppered with Elena’s personal narratives, this book will undoubtedly change the way we think about emotions, stress, and our purpose as educators. 

The book focuses on the 12 habits that cultivate resilience and their correlating dispositions and provides a roadmap for how to feel more effective, more fulfilled, and happier at work.


Book club participants will:

  • Connect in community with people from all over the world
  • Identify powerful passages from the readings and integrate passages into your practice
  • Develop tools to cultivate your resilience from the 12 habits and dispositions


  • Small and whole group discussions
  • Guided practice
  • Exercises from The Onward Workbook (Please note that this is NOT a required text, but we highly recommend owning your own copy!)


  • Anyone seeking to deepen their resilience
  • Anyone who is reading Onward
  • Groups interested in using Onward as a text in their school or community
  • Anyone familiar with Onward who wants to go deeper into the text


  • Refunds requested within 48 hours of registering will be honored minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Up to 1 week beforehand, a one-time registration transfer can be made to an alternate participant or another learning experience. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • Within one week of the learning experience registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternate learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

About the Instructor

Presenter In Residence

Nita Creekmore

Nita Creekmore is an Instructional Coach who has been in education for 17 years. She taught in grades 1, 2 and 5 for 13 years before becoming an Elementary School Instructional Coach. Nita obtained her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2002 from the University of South Carolina and her Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership in 2013 from the University of Virginia. Nita began Love. Teach. Bless. on Instagram in 2015 as a fun hobby highlighting the fun things that she did with her first grade class. From there, Love. Teach. Bless. has grown to be a thriving, collaborative space for educators. Nita believes in holding inclusive spaces that are on the journey of equity for all—especially for folx from marginalized and oppressed groups. In her free time, she loves practicing yoga, spending time with her family and friends, attending her kids’ extracurricular activities, and relaxing with a good book. Nita is originally from Woodbridge, Virginia, and currently lives just outside Atlanta, GA with her husband and four children.