Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Canisius College Science Hall (Room 1013) 
1901 Main St, NY 14208  



Sue Hemingway 
Education Collaborative of WNY 

The Mindful Classroom: An Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators (3 CTLEs)

If CTLEs are desired, please check the appropriate box at registration and provide the additional information requested on the registration form.

The series of workshops will offer participants an introduction to mindful awareness principles and approaches while exploring the reasons for the growing popularity of these practices in schools. A combination of content and direct practice will offer a beginning foundation for bringing mindfulness practices to students in the classroom. 

We will explore lesson progression, how to integrate practices into the classroom routine and build a foundation for fostering a supportive network among participants. Experiential activities will reinforce the emphasis on personal practice as a foundation for authentically sharing mindfulness with students.

While the two initial sessions will offer a foundation, additional elective sessions will allow greater exploration of specific practices.

*Course minimum of 10 students must be met by Tuesday, October 1 at Noon in order to run this class.

Foundation Course: An Introduction to Mindfulness (3 CTLEs)
Must attend both sessions to receive CTLEs

Session 1: An Introduction to Mindfulness Part 1
Wednesday, October 16, 4:15 – 6:00 pm
In this session, participants will be introduced to mindful awareness principles and approaches and explore how mindfulness practices can counter the stress response.A model for classroom implementation will be shared: structure/routines, lessons and activities. 

Session 2: An Introduction to Mindfulness Part 2
Wednesday, October 30, 4:15-6:00 pm
A continuation of Session 1, we will also contrast formal vs. informal mindfulness practices and better understand how to incorporate simple practices into daily life. Resources will be shared to promote ongoing learning, support and sustainability.


For additional study, register separately for the following elective courses:

1. Sensory Awareness: Body-based Mindfulness Practices- Wed., Nov. 20, 4:15 – 6:00 pm (1.5 CTLEs)

2. Thoughts and Feelings: Mindfulness Practices to Focus the Mind - Wed., Dec. 4,
4:15 – 6:00 pm (1.5 CTLEs)

3. Heart and Interconnectedness: Compassion, Gratitude and Generosity Practices - Wed., Dec. 11 
4:15 – 6:00 pm (1.5 CTLEs)z

Facilitator: Mary Carol Dearing, LCSW-R, Grow Mindful WNY, www.marycaroldearing.com