Harnessing a Mindful Classroom

Does your teaching cry out for new ways to increase student focus in your classroom and also meet the emotional needs of your students? As attention spans wane and stress levels rise for students and teachers, educators of all grade levels are seeing an increasing need for mindfulness education. This gift-of-a -workshop will provide practical tools for cultivating attention and kindness and managing the stress that students and teachers deal with on a daily basis.


Standard 1:Teachers know how children grow. The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.

Standard 2: A teacher must understand how students learn and develop and must provide learning opportunities that support a student's intellectual, social, and personal development.

Standard 3: A teacher must understand how students differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to students with diverse backgrounds and exceptionalities.

Standard 4: Instructional Strategies A teacher must understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

Standard 5: A teacher must be able to use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create learning environments that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.


Section 1, June 12–16
Biotechnology Advancement Center
1527 Prairie Drive
Worthington, MN
8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Instructor Sam Becker Morning Class