Mindful Classroom

The Mindful Classroom

EDU 908

Eduspire’s courses are offered by Wilson College as graduate-level courses, and most courses can also be taken as part of the Master of Educational Technology (MET) degree program.

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: From television personality Dan Harris's reports of using mindfulness to reduce on-air anxiety, to Congressman Tim Ryan's book, "Mindful Nation," mindfulness practices have become mainstream. They have helped many to de-stress, relax, become more self-aware, and ultimately experience happier and more contented lives. 

Our schools and classrooms have become a microcosm of society — places where an increasing number of students, teachers, and administrators feel angry, worried, depressed, overworked, unheard, underappreciated, and just generally lost. Author, Jon Kabat-Zinn says that mindfulness is “the awareness that emerges through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.” 

Mindfulness practices are being used globally and successfully by educators to help address many of the difficult social and emotional situations common in today's school settings. This course will demystify the term 'mindfulness,' uncovering its ancient roots and offering modern education-friendly ideas and practices. The participant will have a chance to first practice mindfulness, then move on to explore and identify classroom practices which may be of benefit to students in the classroom.

Upcoming Courses

Fall

Location Course Start Date Registration Deadline
Online Oct 30, 2017 9:12 AM Oct 20, 2017 9:12 AM
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