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 understand mindfulness a lot more now, and am excited to continue the practices with my students and in my own life.A.S., Elementary Teacher
I developed lesson plans that are aimed to implement mindful practices in the classroom.M.S., Elementary Teacher
I thought the course was valuable personally and professionally.J.G.
I foresee a major shift in mindful practices within my classroom.D.H., Elementary Teacher
I thought the instructor was great. She was very knowledgable about the content and helped us incorporate these practices at home and at school. She was experienced in this field and it really helped. I thought the mindful practice logs were a great way to track what we were doing on our own, as well as being able to see what everyone else was doing as well.E.R., Elementary Teacher
I will be a better teacher because of this course. I’m certain I will feel less burn out this year because of this courseG.S., Art 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
I plan to implement these strategies with students and continue to reference them throughout the yearS.K., Reading Specialist
I felt that this course really helped me get a better understanding of the significance of using mindfulness in the classroom. The research and articles we read helped solidify my buy-in to using it in my classroom regularly.M.H., Elementary Teacher
Incredibly useful for personal and professional use.C.L.
This course provided, not only a great deal of resources for students, but was also provided personal and professional growth.M.W.
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 really appreciated the content of this course and the way it was organized and presented. Our instructor also did a great job keeping us informed of her expectations and guiding us through the class.K.Z., Music Teacher
I am quite excited to introduce mindfulness to my students this fall.B.H.
It was nice to take a course that benefited me both personally and professionally.K.G., Math Teacher