Adopting Mindfulness for Today’s Learning Environment

Grad Credits: 3    Term End Date: Aug 20, 2021


In the course Adopting Mindfulness for Today’s Learning Environment, participants will learn how to use mindfulness, which is a research-based strategy, to improve social and emotional wellness for themselves and their students during these historically difficult times. In addition, they will understand how mindfulness also impacts concentration, focus, and organization, which have suffered immensely under today’s educational conditions. This course has five modules. In module one, participants will learn about mindfulness and why it has made its way into the modern classroom. In module two, participants will learn about the science behind mindfulness and how it improves focus, concentration, and decreases stress. In module 3, participants will learn a plethora of mindfulness strategies they can use in the classroom, whether they teach virtually, hybrid, or face-to-face. In module 4, participants will be able to create a mindfulness plan for themselves and their students. Finally in module 5, participants will collect data regarding practicing mindfulness in their current learning environment and analyze the impact mindfulness had on their socio-emotional wellness as a teacher and the socio-emotional wellness of their students, especially during this a global pandemic.

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K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Domain 1: Planning and Preparation, Domain 2: Classroom Environment, Domain 3: Instruction, Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities, Technology Integration, English Language Learners (ELLs), Pedagogy, Social Studies, (NP) No Participant Guide, Fast Track Courses, Mini-Courses, Strategies for Special Populations, PK-2, Admin Leadership Development, Teacher Leadership Development, Active Teaching & Learning Strategies, Supportive Learning Environments, Data-Driven Instructional Practices, Community & Family Support for Learning, Teacher Induction,