Encouraging the Well-Being of our Students Through Empathy, Mindfulness, and Social/Emotional Learning
3 Inservice Credirs/ 45 hours/ Instructor Amy Miller Decmeber 1-30, February 1-28, June 1-30
Encouraging the Well-Being of our Students Through Empathy, Mindfulness, and Social/Emotional Learning will help teachers design a safe and welcoming space for all students. Through a series of breathing exercises, read alouds, and mindful activities, your students will learn strategies to recognize their feelings and deal with them effectively. This course is designed to give you supplemental, hands-on activities to help you reach New York State Learning Standards for Health, New York State Mental Health Education Literacy, New York State Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks, and English Language Arts (ELA) & Literacy Standards.Teachers will be asked to read picture books that promote mindfulness, empathy, and social/emotional learning (that can be used in all grade levels), explore the website GoNoodle.com, to help students cope with test anxiety and other obstacles in their way, and participate in breathing and meditation exercises using the Insight Timer, for both the teacher and the student. Each assignment will explore a new aspect of mindfulness, social/emotional learning, and empathy and can be used in many subject areas for grades K-12. All reading material can be accessed through the links provided.
Decmeber 1-30, February 1-28, June 1-30