Spring 2019: Mindfulness for Teachers — EDIS 5012 (Online Course)
*This is a web-based course.
Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Mindfulness for Teachers will introduce students to a series of evidence-based practical skills that will help them cultivate the inner resources needed to support their students' social, emotional, and academic growth.
The course is designed to integrate cutting edge science with practical classroom applications. By focusing on the social, emotional, and cognitive demands of teaching, this course will help you develop the competencies you need to orchestrate healthy and supportive classroom dynamics, boost your enjoyment of teaching, and cultivate your students’ love of learning. As a student in Mindfulness for Teachers, you will gain a solid foundation in the interdisciplinary field of interpersonal neurobiology and the scientific study of mindful awareness practices. You will become familiar with a variety of mindfulness practices and will be asked to integrate several of these practices into your own life for the duration of the course. You will then apply this theoretical and practical knowledge to a series of case studies highlighting common classroom occurrences. In this way, Mindfulness for Teachers will prepare you to use the skills learned in this course in both your personal and professional life.