Mon, Jul 27 | Summer Institute

Making Mindfulness Work for Your School

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Making Mindfulness Work for Your School

Time & Location

Jul 27, 2020, 8:00 AM EDT – Jul 31, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT
Summer Institute

About the event

Mindfulness practices have been shown to be key to self-regulation of attention, emotion, and impulses in students and educators alike, boosting academic and cognitive performance across a range of domains, while cultivating happier, more resilient students and staff. This institute will share proven practices that can be used by educators and clinicians looking for creative ways to incorporate mindfulness in their classroom and even clinical settings. You should be prepared for a week of learning and practicing mindfulness through awareness, movement, games, play, and activities. Learning differences, cultural differences, developmental differences, not to mention different settings all impact how children learn and this institute will show you ways to adapt mindfulness to meet those differences and settings, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. You will create an outline for your own curriculum, adapted for your school or setting. To ensure that our work remains hands-on and personal, this workshop is limited to 40 participants.

The Summer Institute Is for:

  • Classroom teachers, Special Educators
  • Specials Teachers (arts, health, PE, etc)
  • Social Workers, Psychologists, Learning and Support Specialists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists

At This Institute, You Will:

  • List practical ways to integrate mindfulness into the school day
  • Describe the basic physiology and neuroscience of mindfulness
  • Explain multiple methods of adapting mindfulness to a range of ages and backgrounds and for specific mental health and learning issues to improve academic performance
  • Create your own customized mindfulness scripts
  • Describe methods to bring mindfulness into academics, athletics, and various classroom and clinical settings
  • Develop best practices to build a school-wide mindfulness program while managing student and staff resistance

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