Berks County IU #14 – Mindfulness for Educators and Their Students

Institution: Berks County IU #14

Course Name: Mindfulness for Educators and Their Students

Duration: 6 Weeks

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Format: Online Asynchronous

Credits: 3 Credits/90 Hours

 

The goal of this course is to expand the teacher’s knowledge of mindfulness practices, and as a result of new learning, integrate concepts into his/her classroom accordingly which may result in increased teacher engagement and more effective classroom management, ultimately creating a more conducive learning environment for students.

Participants will learn…

  • Analyze the theory and practice of mindfulness and how it can inform classroom experiences through taking/analyzing results of mindfulness surveys and setting classroom goals.
  • Design and implement a plan to integrate mindful moments using basic mindfulness practices into their schedule to improve personal health and well-being through intention writing and creating SMART goals.
  • Critique and evaluate scientific evidence related to varying mindfulness topics through a combination of resources and apply relevant information to classroom.
  • Analyze the concepts of mindfulness of thoughts/emotions, mindful communication, gratitude and self-compassion and through reflective activities experience how these practices can increase health and well-being.
  • Demonstrate how mindfulness can work in a classroom setting and help inform teaching practice through analyzing classroom scripts and summarizing, describing and analyzing mindful and not-so-mindful moments.
  • Analyze the objectives, resources, wants and needs of their particular school district and create a plan to introduce the basic concepts of mindfulness to fellow teachers and administration.
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