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 provided many wonderful resources for me to use both personally and professionally. I am excited to be able to take this information back to my district and share it with teachers and administrators who are interested.H.T., Special Education Teacher
I hope to use mindful strategies in the classroom and help my students with emotional regulation.E.Y., Language Arts Teacher
Very useful for any classroom. The practices and discussions were beneficial in discovering a new aspect of helping to create a successful classroom.J.H., Language Arts Teacher
This course was wonderful! Well planned, paced, and taught.G.S., Art Teacher
This was a course that benefit me personally as well as professionally. I greatly appreciate that!E.K., Reading Specialist
I anticipate promoting and teaching mindfulness as part of my daily schedule.J.B., Elementary Teacher
Relevant practices essential to mental health.A.M., Special Education Teacher
The personal practice of mindfulness was extremely beneficial in addition to the mindfulness research repository. The lesson plan was beneficial in that it allowed me to think through how to introduce mindfulness in my classroom, and the sharing mindfulness activity has prepared me to share my learning with my colleagues.N.D., Reading Specialist
It was super beneficial for my mental health as well as my students mental health.C.R., Elementary Teacher
This class was wonderful. It cleared up many misconceptions that I had about mindfulness, and gave me many strategies that I will be able to use to improve my personal and professional life.J.I., Special Education Teacher
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
I thought this was a great course on mindfulness. I learned a lot about mindfulness and resources that are available. I learned about the benefits of mindfulness for my students and myself. I am excited to integrate what I have learned into my classes this upcoming school year.C.M.
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
Truly life changing course!A.I., Elementary Teacher
The benefits to taking this course will be tremendous both in my students' lives and my personal life as I look to find the life-work balance.J.K., Social Studies Teacher