This course teaches what a “mindful pedagogy” is and how a variety of intentional strategies support student academic and social-emotional (SEL) needs. We appraise the impact of stress on student learning, teacher effectiveness and the school community. Participants will understand and analyze interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, and impact it has on classroom behavior and relationships.
Learn how combining personal mindfulness practices with intentional strategies will help meet the instructional and SEL needs of all students. Participants learn how to assess their own level of self-care and how to better support their personal and professional goals.
Participants will create an action plan to implement mindfulness practices into their classroom routine to support planning and preparation and meet their professional demands. Participants will self-assess ways mindfulness supports classroom instruction and student learning.
In this course, learners will:
- Review and reflect on how the diverse needs of New York City 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 the 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.