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
We started off by establishing our own practice and then moved into creating artifacts to use in the classroom. I think having those artifacts will make it easier to bring mindfulness to my classroom in the fall.A.W., Special Education Teacher
I like the research that was presented on the value of Mindfulness, and the time to practice Mindfulness.J.L., Math Teacher
I had no idea what to expect, but I ended up really loving the course! The mindfulness practices have had a fantastic effect on my personal life and made me a much more patient, thoughtful teacher. I have shared many practices with my students, and I can already see changes.K.R., Special Education Teacher
I found it extremely valuable the my personal mental and physical health were at the core of this course.E.W., Social Studies Teacher
I already have lesson plans in place thanks to the assignments of this course. So I am ready to go from day 1 of the school year. I will incorporate daily mindfulness into my classroom.A.S., Elementary Teacher
I loved this course! Very practical for the classroom, but also useful for my personal life.C.S., Language Arts Teacher
My students will be more equipped for stress and chaos of the day.A.S., Elementary Teacher
I thought the course was valuable personally and professionally.J.G.
This course gave me a different look at students who are struggling and possible ways to connect with them.B.G.
Relevant practices essential to mental health.A.M., Special Education Teacher
I will be introducing mindfulness practices into my classroom this year, hoping it will help students navigate their emotions better.N.C.
Helps me to be more mindful of myself as an instructor and how I deal with the 'now', as well as gives me tools to help my students to focus and decrease stress in their lives.A.P., Music Teacher
Learning about mindfulness and starting my own personal practice was the most valuable. I am going to continue to use mindful practices after the course is over. I also plan on bringing mindfulness into my classroom next year.J.H., Special Education Teacher
I thought this class was very beneficial both personally and professionally.K.B., Art Teacher
It was teacher focused! About our well being and how that will translate into the students well being, etc. Giving us more resources and tools to assist our students through their lives !J.F.