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 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
I developed lesson plans that are aimed to implement mindful practices in the classroom.M.S., Elementary Teacher
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
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.
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
This course had such a powerful impact on my personal and professional life.m.v.
The personal practice, reflection, and unit plan development was most valuable.C.R., Special Education Teacher
All of the techniques I learned have already helped me personally in managing my stress, and I am looking forward to applying them once the school year starts.K.Z., Music Teacher
The course was well-organized and manageable. The content was personally very helpful.A.C., Tech Specialist
I plan to incorporate mindfulness as a daily practice in my classroom.H.T., Special Education Teacher
I thought this class was very beneficial both personally and professionally.K.B., Art Teacher
I plan to utilize the practices from this course.A.M., Elementary Teacher
I think this course had a great arch to it, and it was awesome to reflect on what we learned and what we can apply to our daily lives and to our lives as teachers and with our students. Mindfulness has a lot of benefits, and the articles we read will help convince others to buy-in to the ideas included.H.S., Music Teacher
This course will help me both personally and professionally to practice mindfulness.S.S., Elementary Teacher
I'm excited to use these skills this fall!J.S.