Teachers and administrators live in a storm of demands and requirements. These go well beyond the classroom and detract from focusing on the most critical aspects of the school, namely advancing their students’ academic performance and personal and emotional well-being. This course provides teachers with the skills to cope with their overly busy lives using a variety of mindfulness techniques, including breathing, yoga, and meditation. These forms of self-care lead to better focus on the vital parts of their job, which allows the teacher to engage their students more successfully. Furthermore, mindful practices are an investment in the teacher’s well-being, and the resulting mindset benefits everyone who interacts with the teacher. Now is the time to understand, and put into practice, that self-care is not an indulgence but a necessary step in becoming the best K-12 teacher possible.
This course offers options for learning and teaching mindfulness techniques to students in their learning environment. For teachers and students alike, mindful practices set the tone for the day, ease transitions from subject to subject, and provide safe and predictable patterns that help students concentrate. The course explores ways mindful practices might be adopted schoolwide through curricular enhancement and best practices for administration.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Motivation and Classroom Management
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