Course Description

This course provides ground-breaking information on creating a positive teaching and learning environment for students and educators through evidence-based mindfulness techniques. Based on simple, ready to use, and evidence-proven techniques, educators can learn to manage the stresses of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize both their teaching and their students' knowledge acquisition. The course draws on the basic and applied research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and education. It focuses on mindfulness, emotional awareness, movement, and listening, with real classroom applications to improve social and emotional context and student learning.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Understanding Neuroscience & Enhancing Relationships&Mindfulness for Students & Teachers
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $425.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

The Invisible Classroom: Relationships, Neuroscience & Mindfulness in School by Kirke Olson, W.W. Norton, ISBN: 978-0393707571

Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom by Patricia Jennings, W.W. Norton, ISBN: 978-0-393-70807-3

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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