Mindfulness in the K-12 Classroom
This ongoing program is intended for K-12 teachers and curricular leaders who want to learn about and develop their practice of integrating mindfulness throughout their curriculum.
SESSION 1: October 24, 2019 at Holy Spirit Retreat Center
SESSION 2: December 4, 2019 at Holy Spirit Retreat Center
SESSION 3: February 10, 2020 at Holy Spirit Retreat Center
SESSION 4: March 17, 2020 at Holy Spirit Retreat Center
How do we help students leverage their capacity for well-being? How do we support them in developing effective practices that work in any circumstances? How do we give them what they need to live peaceful, purposeful, and powerful lives? Self-regulation – the ability to align our actions with values, goals and commitments – is fundamental to overall well-being and performance. However, this critical skill is rarely taught explicitly in schools. Over the course of four workshops, we will look at the principles, practices, and skills of mindful self-regulation. This experiential, interactive series will provide participants with specific strategies that they can use in both their professional and personal lives.
This program is intended for K-12 teachers and curricular leaders who want to learn about and develop their practice of integrating mindfulness throughout their curriculum.
Date: October 24, 2019
The Self-regulation of Attention
What do we mean when we say “pay attention?” Attention is a limited resource – the skillful use of this resource is foundational to learning and to living well. How we pay attention affects how we think, how we feel, what we remember, and even our physical health. This session will look at the neuroscience of attentional control and how we help students develop what may be the single most important skill in life. Participants will look at the myths and misunderstandings about the practice of mindfulness. We will discuss specific ways to help students focus as well as the unintentional things we do that make focusing more difficult.
Dave Mochel has taught for more than twenty years courses in well-being, leadership, and neuroscience in independent schools. He left traditional classroom teaching to found Applied Attention Coaching and Consulting. He works all over the world with individuals, teams, and organizations to help them focus their attention and energy where it will make the greatest positive difference. Using modern research and enduring wisdom, Dave offers principles and practices to create peaceful and powerful lives, relationships, and cultures. Dave has degrees in biology and geology from Williams College, a Master’s in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz, and he has completed a clinical internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
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