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 was a great class. I truly learned how to use this practice before I was expected to teach it to my students. This was a great hands on class even though it was all online.E.B., Elementary Teacher
This course provided information that can help change the culture of a building and school district.J.J.
This course was wonderful! I didn't expect to gain so much from it personally.A.S., Elementary Teacher
The tools to approach my classroom in a whole new light, with true integrity, respect, and empathy.K.Z., Social Studies 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.I., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed this class and in particular the time to focus on learning what true mindful practice is and can be.A.T., Elementary Teacher
I really enjoyed the course, from the assignments to the interactions with my classmates. The format of the course fit my schedule and I was able to get so much out of it!T.M.
I can see mysefl incorporating Mindfulness into my classes year after year and even introducing it to my fellow teachers.E.B., Elementary Teacher
The personal practice, reflection, and unit plan development was most valuable.C.R., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed it and how to assist students in becoming mindful about themselves.J.P., Elementary Teacher
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
This was the most applicable course professionally and personally that I have ever taken.K.I., Elementary Teacher
Learning to take time for myself and ways to incorporate mindfulness into my classroom.J.P., Language Arts Teacher
I enjoyed the course a lot! I learned a lot about mindfulness and a lot about myself as well. I really enjoyed all the activities and reflections.L.K.
Well paced, applicable to all teachers and students. Knowledgeable instructor.N.C., World Languages Teacher