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 is a very inspirational course and one that not only helps the students but also helps the person taking the course. Mindfulness is something that everyone needs to learn about and learn how to practice the techniques to make them more aware of the present and not to be so stressed out over life in general.T.H.
Very enlightening and engaging. Communication was great.A.B.
Wonderfully beneficial for both students and teachersM.W.
Well paced, applicable to all teachers and students. Knowledgeable instructor.N.C., World Languages 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
Great for my personal life but also super relevant to a counselor working in a high school.J.Z.
This course is helpful on both a professional and personal level. One of the best courses I have taken thus far.M.H.
I thought this class was quite useful, and very beneficial!B.H.
I really liked how this course opened my eyes to the idea of Mindfulness and I will be incorporating this into my classroom as well as in my daily life.J.R.
I am hoping to use this course with my students who experience test anxiety, building confidence, and encouraging my students to take time to focus on the present.A.G., Special Education Teacher
Relevant practices essential to mental health.A.M., Special Education 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
I loved that the course was beneficial to me personally as well as an eductor.M.R., Elementary Teacher
This course allowed me to grow personally and professionally.A.S., Elementary Teacher
Really appreciated the resources coupled with the research to support the why behind the practice. Also liked that it required me to take up the practice of mindfulness before expecting implementation with others.A.M., Elementary Teacher