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An Education World Online Course for Professional Development

 

Incorporating Mindfulness into Your Classroom

 

Price: $79

 

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Target Audience: 

This course is recommended for classroom teachers, physical education teachers, as well as out of school time professionals that want to learn how to bring mindfulness tools into the classroom or in combination with their classroom activities. The specific mindfulness techniques in this course are applicable to children ages 4 and up.

Course Purpose: 

You may already be aware of the growing field of mindfulness. Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment, while calmly accepting your feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. Mindfulness programs, which often encompass yoga, meditation and breathing techniques, are now in high demand in schools all over the United States. Research shows that mindfulness skills improve memory, organizational skills, reading and math scores, all while giving kids the tools they need to handle toxic stress.

Moving stress from toxic to tolerable involves increasing the number of protective relationships in children’s lives and helping them learn how to regulate their nervous system, which is where mindfulness comes in. This skill allows children to manage their internal world regardless of what comes at them externally, which is a concept that even young children can understand. (mindful.org)

Course Description: Knowing how important mindfulness is is to the overall well-being of children, we are thrilled to offer this exclusive course to teachers and educators. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge into what mindfulness is, benefits it can offer your students, and then learn how to teach these techniques. There is no experience needed in yoga or meditation to take this course. You can easily teach these mindfulness tools using our easy-to-follow videos and resources.

This course will start by diving into what mindfulness means and how you can help children develop mindful habits that will last a lifetime. Pretzel Kids mindfulness expert, Patricia Chilangwa, will then guide you through a video tutorial on how to bring mindfulness into your classroom. Patricia is uniquely qualified to teach this mindfulness course. A yogini since 2000, she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Boston College and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University. She draws on her years of experience as a preschool and elementary school teacher to design and implement developmentally-appropriate curricula for children of all ages and abilities. Patricia is joined by Pretzel Kids founder, Robyn Parets who will lead you through a series of specific breathing techniques and visualizations (meditations)* that will give you a treasure chest of options for the students you work with.

You’ll also receive our list of proprietary pranayama techniques so you can start teaching these right away to your students. Plus, you'll get our resources on teaching mindfulness to children and teens, as well as additional resources from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

*Please note: A portion of video in the course takes place in an actual Pretzel Kids training class and the teachers are often laying on yoga mats. We understand that the children in your classes may be sitting in chairs and these breathing techniques can be done laying down, in a chair, or even standing.

Goals & Objectives:

  • Articulate the benefits of mindfulness for students ages 4 and up
  • Familiarize teachers and educators with the basics of breathing techniques
  • Familiarize teachers and educators with the basics of short visualization (meditation) techniques
  • Provide adequate tools and resources for teachers and educators to adapt mindfulness for the specific needs of their classes, making it relative to classroom content and beneficial to both teachers and their students.

Learning Materials: Most of the materials in this course comprise original Pretzel Kids® content, including videos demonstrating techniques; visual and textual descriptions/explanations of techniques; breathing exercises; and readings compiled from first- and secondary-source materials. Additional reading materials will also be a part of the course. All materials will be housed in the online course module and available for download.

Technology needed to complete: You will need a computer with an updated browser (preferably Chrome) to complete the course. In addition, you will need a working and valid email address.

 

 

CERTIFICATES and APPROVALS

Upon completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Completion stating your name, date, hours and name of the course. 

NY State CTLE Certified - Our online courses are CTLE NY State certified.  

Need to get your Professional Development Credits approved by your administration? Download the course description here.

 

 

ABOUT EDUCATION WORLD ONLINE PD

In 2016, Education World Partnered with S&S Worldwide to begin offering both online and on-site workshops and courses to educators across the world. Many of our subscribers and readers are required to obtain continuing education and Professional Development hours throughout their careers. Time, relevancy and quality are the concerns we hear across all industries in regards to Professional Development available, so we wanted to help change that. As we head into our third year of offering Professional Development services, we are proud to say we've helped over 4000 professionals with their online PD needs so far.

 

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FAQs

When does the course start and finish? Most courses available start as soon as you enroll and can be taken at your pace. We suggest trying to have it done within 4-6 weeks.

Graduate level courses operate like a normal college level course and have a start and end date. Refer to the course you are interested in or contact us for a list of start dates.

 

What type of payment is accepted for this course?  **Courses with available CEUs or Graduate Credits have an additional cost through a University associated with them if you plan to obtain the credits. Professional Development hours through the S&S Online School come with the course enrollment fee.

Credit Card - The easiest way to pay for one of our online courses is to use your credit card. Our online system will send an email receipt after you place your order with your credit card which you should be able to use for reimbursement.

Payment with a Purchase Order (PO) - We are happy to take payment via Purchase Order (PO). Remember, however, we cannot have you start the course until the PO has been paid for by your school or school district. *Please make note that for graduate courses we will need a PO several weeks in advance and payment before the start of the course.

Directions:

  • Email us your PO ([email protected]). Make sure to include the following information; make PO out to S&S Worldwide-The Educators Network, 75 Mill St., Colchester, CT 06415, Phone: 678-764-2536, Email: [email protected], include the name of the teacher who is taking the course along with his/her email, include name of course, include billing email as we will want to email the invoice promptly.
  • After we receive your emailed PO, we will email you the invoice
  • Pay the Invoice
  • We will register the teacher in the course for you and then we will send an email to the teacher telling them of their UN and PW for the ssww.teachable.com website. They can start the course at anytime after that.

 

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