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
I intend to use what I have learned about mindfulness and the practices both on individual and whole group basis.M.W.
I've already incorporated what I've learned in my classroom.J.S., Elementary Teacher
It was a great introduction to mindfulness with a tremendous amount of resources. I like that while we were looking for strategies to help our students and even bigger part was taking care of ourselves and finding mindful practices that we can personally use.R.A., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed learning new practices and resources to practice mindfulness for myself and to implement in my classroom.K.K., Elementary Teacher
I will be implementing many strategies into my counseling program.T.M.
I think this course is very much needed for teachers and their students! Being mindful can help in so many situations of every day life and school life!L.H., Elementary Teacher
Immediate, daily impact.J.C., Elementary Teacher
I hope to implement these strategies this fall!E.K., Reading Specialist
This course has helped me develop a better understanding of Mindfulness at the personal and professional level. Mindfulness practices have given me many opportunities to stop and think about their implementation at home, at work, and at schools. Discovering new knowledge about mindfulness practices has truly expanded my knowledge and has motivated me to experience and follow through a few of many mindfulness techniques, so I could be a better person and a more prepared educator.M.S., Elementary Teacher
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.
I discovered practices that will help me to manage the stress in my career and also strategies that I will be able to share with students!S.K., Reading Specialist
I thought this course was incredibly valuable not only for my students and my classroom, but for myself. As of late, more and more professional development has been geared toward teacher wellness and stress reduction as teaching can be an incredibly daunting job. I found a HUGE value in this course for myself, my own children, and for my future students. I'm very excited to apply what I've learned to the classroom.E.W., Special Education Teacher
The time to research and explore mindfulness practices that specifically applied to me and my age level students.C.S., Elementary Teacher
I will begin by teaching quick breathing practices that students can learn in the classroom, have them research their own mindful activitiesK.Z., Social Studies Teacher
Students have already started practicing mindfulness and LOVE IT!!!J.P., Language Arts Teacher