EDUC 659A-WI

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.

LICENSURE COMPETENCIES:

Wisconsin Standards:

T2: 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.

T4: Teachers know how to teach. The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology, to encourage children's development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

T5: Teachers know how to manage a classroom. The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

T9: Teachers are able to evaluate themselves. The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

SCHEDULING

Section 1, June 12–16
Baraboo Arts Center
323 Water Street
Baraboo, WI
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Amant

Section 2, July 31–August 4
Westfield High School
N7046 Cty Road CH
Westfield, WI
Room 100
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Instructor: Connie Seeliger