Mindfulness in the 21st Century Classroom | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Mindfulness in the 21st Century Classroom - #IMF23012

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 4.5 CEUs, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course is designed to give educators at all levels an overview of recent research on mindfulness practices and to provide step-by-step guidance on how to integrate these practices into the classroom. Participants in this course will learn what mindfulness is, why it is important, and how to creatively apply research-based mindfulness techniques in meeting the diverse learning needs of students. Attention will also be given to ways educators can use mindfulness to enhance their own professional and personal experience as teachers.

Global Goals of the Course
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

1. Develop an understanding of key concepts in the theory and research of mindfulness in general, and classroom mindfulness in particular.
2. Analyze how current findings in fields as diverse as neuroplasticity, meditation, social and emotional learning (SEL) and the psychology of gratitude can be incorporated into classroom mindfulness paradigms.
3. Become conversant in ways teachers are using mindfulness and subsidiary concepts to lessen the effects of stress and improve the quality and atmosphere of the classroom. Be able to summarize these insights to those who are unfamiliar with mindfulness.
4. Learn to creatively adapt and develop mindfulness practices in the classroom, both in the context of group activities as well as one-to-one interaction, in order better to meet the behavioral and academic challenges facing students. Also learn the role that mindfulness can play in enhancing the professional and personal experience of educators themselves.




By Linda Feucht
Reviewed 2 years ago
John Adams was encouraging and prompt with his grading.

By Lisa Goetsch
Reviewed 9 months ago
I liked that Steve tried to get good discussions going during the Zoom sessions.

By Peter Karamitos
Reviewed 9 months ago
Steve Novak is incredible. He was very informative and helpful throughout the whole process of the course.

By Heather Lutfy
Reviewed 1 year ago
This is my second class with John Adams and I highly recommend him for his collaboration, discussion and support.

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.

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11/13/23 - 12/10/23
Nov 13 - Dec 10, 2023
Zoom Meetings will be on Thursdays (November 16, 30, December 07, 2023) and Monday (December 04, 2023) from 5:00pm - 6:30pm Central Time.