This course provides scientifically proven evidence and strategies for teachers and students to address behavior issues and improve executive functioning. Using breath, yoga, meditation exercises, and step-by-step sensation-, emotion-, and presence-based mindfulness activities to create compassionate learning environments, educators will learn to become present in the classroom and promote compassionate self-regulation in the classroom.
By the end of the course participants will have learned:
- The theory behind mindful education, including the interrelated nature of physiology, cognition, emotions, and mindfulness for students.
- How mindfulness in schools contributes to a positive mindset, alleviates the impact of toxic stress, and takes advantage of neuroplasticity.
- The effects of trauma and ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) on student behavior and the ability to learn and discover trauma-informed practices that support healing.
- Research-based mindfulness practices, including breathing exercises, yoga for the classroom, meditation for students, and cognitive reflection and awareness.
- How to build a heart-centered learning community in classrooms and create mindful schools.
- How to reignite the passion that first drew you to education and prioritize self-care for yourself and your students.