Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Joy Erwin, Professor of Education, Montclair State University, NJ, Department of Teaching and Learning, Graduate Programs in Early Childhood and Elementary Inclusive Education
This edWebinar will provide teachers with best practices for mindfully cultivating resilience for their own well-being and to support their students’ social and emotional learning and development.
Now that a global pandemic and its multiple impacts on education have coincided with a renewed focus on equity, there’s a lot to be mindful about. And with the new school year about to present even more challenges and uncertainties, staying mindful and staying focused on providing an equitable education are likely to prove more difficult and important than ever.
Learn strategies for incorporating mindfulness into a daily self-care routine, explore mindful inquiry in our efforts to make sure all of our students have equitable access to education, and engage with simple mindfulness practices that can be woven into synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities for students.
When your brain veers to all that’s bad, that’s where thoughts tend to stay. Anxiety and stress take over. Peace eludes us. These are trained responses to unpleasantness. We don’t ride just ride the storm; we dive into it head on and suffer the consequences. If we could resort to mindfulness to calm ourselves, navigating the waves of life would be easier. We are typically not programmed that way because we did not learn when we were children how to respond positively to what overwhelms us.
In this edWebinar, kids yoga expert and popular recording artist Bari Koral will share some of the best mindfulness tools you can use right now for peace at home and at school.
Learn the connection between mindfulness and the brain, effective and age-appropriate relaxation tools for children plus some child-friendly yoga poses and popular yoga songs!
Learn about the connection between mindfulness and self-care, the basics of what mindfulness is and isn’t, the importance of focusing on the adult first, ideas for student and staff buy-in, and simple strategies for using mindfulness in the classroom and schoolwide community.
This comprehensive edWebinar is designed to provide educators with tools and knowledge needed to share the gifts of yoga and mindfulness with children.