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Prior to COVID-19, mindfulness was trending in education as a means to support social and emotional learning in schools. With education shifting to respond to the situation created by the pandemic, we’ll take a look at how mindfulness fits into it now. This edWebinar is based on the unique experience of presenter James Butler, an educator of 18 years and current mindfulness specialist for the Austin Independent School District (PreK–12).
Viewers will 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. If you’re interested in exploring how mindfulness fits into education right now or want to grow your own mindfulness in education understanding, you’ll find this edWebinar informative and engaging.
This recorded edWebinar will benefit preK–12 teachers, administrators, school support staff, counselors, librarians, and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
James Butler, M.Ed., has been teaching kindergarten and prekindergarten since 2002. He has a B.S. in education and early childhood from Indiana’s Manchester University and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Grand Canyon University. He is now the SEL (social-emotional learning) mindfulness specialist for the Austin Independent School District (AISD), working with teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and grades preK–12 students. During the 2016–2017 school year, James helped implement a mindfulness curriculum in all 130 AISD campuses. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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