Professional Development for Educators
This course will give classroom teachers the knowledge and confidence they need to successfully incorporate mindfulness practices into their classrooms. Use of a standards based approach to include mindfulness activities as part of the existing curriculum frameworks will allow teachers to feel comfortable including yoga postures, breathing techniques, and mindful awareness activities into the school day.
Workshops are 2 or 3 days for a total of 10 hours of lecture, hands on practice, reflection, and discussion. All professional development programs are a minimum of 10 hours and are catered to the needs of the school or district. Teachers from multiple districts may come together for a general mindfulness course. Extensive program design and development is also available. 10 PDPs awarded for general educators and comprehensive health educators.
1 or 2 hour workshops also available for late start or early release PD days.
Classroom teachers will be provided detailed instruction on how to effectively incorporate mindfulness practices into the classroom. Coaching and mentoring in mindfulness methods and delivery will allow any teacher to easily integrate this practice into their classroom. There will be guidance on planning successful mindfulness activities with management strategies. Modifications will be addressed to meet the needs of all students. Through a simulated student experience teachers will explore the benefits of specific yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation. Teachers will complete this course feeling confident in their ability to bring mindfulness into their classroom.