EDU 908 The Mindful Classroom
Mindfulness implies attention toward and care for the ideas, beliefs, and feelings of others. This course demonstrates the history of mindfulness in the classroom environment and explores techniques designed to aid defusing and navigating social, cultural, and emotional stressors that can occur in a classroom setting.
Mindfulness is being used globally and quite successfully to help to address many of the difficult social and emotional situations in today's school settings. This course will demystify the term mindfulness, uncovering its ancient roots and offering modern education-friendly ideas and practices.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
This course had such a powerful impact on my personal and professional life.m.v.
My hope is that it will decrease anxiety, depression, and other classroom disruptions. I think it will be huge for my students to find tools to help them handle their lives better. I am looking forward to giving these students the tools and watching them grow academically, socially and emotionally.R.A., Special Education Teacher
It was a great introduction to mindfulness with a tremendous amount of resources. I like that while we were looking for strategies to help our students and even bigger part was taking care of ourselves and finding mindful practices that we can personally use.R.A., Special Education Teacher
I plan to implement mindful strategies learned from this course into my classroom immediately.B.I., Elementary Teacher
I intend to implement my classroom plan this school year.N.R., Librarian
I hope to use mindful strategies in the classroom and help my students with emotional regulation.E.Y., Language Arts Teacher
This course provided information that can help change the culture of a building and school district.J.J.
I like the research that was presented on the value of Mindfulness, and the time to practice Mindfulness.J.L., Math Teacher
This course is helpful on both a professional and personal level. One of the best courses I have taken thus far.M.H.
This course is highly valuable to educators.C.S., Elementary Teacher
I thought this class was quite useful, and very beneficial!B.H.
Using mindfulness to aid students to deal with negative emotions.A.M.
The personal practice and the creativity to share out in whatever way was most beneficial for each of us. I was very grateful for the time to carve out our own mindfulness practice as I truly believe (after taking this course especially) that you have to have a committed and deep personal practice in order to be able to share mindfulness effectively, whether directly or indirectly.E.W., Special Education Teacher
This course was very different than anything I took before. It was very informative and allowed personal practice throughout.C.R., Special Education Teacher
I will be using mindfulness practices with my students.K.A., Special Education Teacher