This course aims to show teachers how a mindful pedagogy can support meeting their professional demands. The course begins by reviewing teacher’s various demands as well as the importance of being able to support students’ ability to meet standards, develop social-emotional skills, and build the skills needed to thrive.
The course defines a mindful, engaged pedagogy and explains how establishing a personal mindfulness practice can support teachers in all areas, including classroom management and self-care. Participants will create an action plan to implement mindfulness practices into their classroom routine to support planning and preparation, and in meeting their professional demands. The action plan will also ask participants to self-assess ways mindfulness supports classroom instruction and student learning.
In this course, learners will:
Review and reflect on how the diverse needs of our students require educators to employ a variety of intentional strategies to support student academic and social-emotional needs.
Appraise the impact stress has on teacher instruction and the school and classroom community
Examine ways mindfulness helps bring awareness to teacher needs and the needs of their students and school community.
Investigate ways mindfulness can support teacher self-care and teacher instruction.
Experiment with mindfulness activities to help create a positive classroom climate and a community of learners.
Appraise ways mindfulness supports instruction and helps teachers meet their professional responsibilities as described in the Danielson Framework for Teaching.
Design and employ a personal mindfulness and self-care practice using activities and resources offered in course.
Use the Five Element video and audio resources and appraise impact activities can have on teacher wellbeing and instruction.
Understand and analyze interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, and impact it has on classroom behavior and relationships.
Define compassion and analyze the role compassion and mindfulness play in being an effective teacher.
Implement a mindful and compassionate approach to challenging student behavior.
Appraise which mindfulness implementation model can best support their teacher and classroom routines within the context of their own school.
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We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level professional development credits for our courses.
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Note: If you would like to take courses with Adams State University, please purchase the Course Only version of the course and upon completion email firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know you wish to receive your graduate credits from Adams State University. Each graduate credit costs $55.
You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.
Upon completion, you will automatically receive your Certificate of Completion via email.