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
I enjoyed taking this course. I learned how to implement mindfulness classes in my own personal life along with practicing some new ideas with my students. After seeing how beneficial the strategies were in my own personal life, I was excited to try some of them out with my students.A.G., Special Education Teacher
This was an excellent course; extremely valuable. If only all teachers/administrators would enroll, our schools would be different environments.C.O.
I plan to incorporate mindfulness as a daily practice in my classroom.H.T., Special Education Teacher
I was able to discover skills that I will use individually and professionally.B.H.
I loved the structure of this class. I don't think I ever took so much away from a class that I already used in my life and classroom and will continue to in the future.S.H., Language Arts Teacher
This course not only gave me a lot of tools and ideas for my classroom, but it also provided me with a lot of valuable strategies to help me with my own life. I really felt that this was much more than a course for credits. It was truly a change in mindset and lifestyle!A.S., Elementary Teacher
I think taking this course will transform my classroom in such positive ways.m.v.
This course was very valuable to not just my role as an educator, but also as an individual who makes health a priority.B.I., Elementary Teacher
I will be taking breathing strategies and coping strategies back with me into the classroom to use with my students to help them be their own problem solvers.L.L., Elementary Teacher
This course provides insight of how to bring Mindfulness into our own lives and into the classroom. The benefits will help each student as we find ways to teach the whole child.N.C., Reading Specialist
This course offered personal and professional development of mindful practices.L.H., Elementary Teacher
I thought the instructor was great. She was very knowledgable about the content and helped us incorporate these practices at home and at school. She was experienced in this field and it really helped. I thought the mindful practice logs were a great way to track what we were doing on our own, as well as being able to see what everyone else was doing as well.E.R., Elementary Teacher
It was really helpful to be required to spend time in actual personal practice before considering how to present this to students.A.T., Elementary Teacher
Very useful, and not only because I was already interested in the subject.J.M., Social Studies Teacher
I've already incorporated what I've learned in my classroom.J.S., Elementary Teacher