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Mindfulness in Today's Classroom (CURI 6568)

Program: Syracuse

Location: Remote (n/a, n/)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/1/2023 to 12/10/2023

CURI 6568 SUNY Empire State University
In this course, participants will examine the causes of toxic classrooms and more importantly learn tools and strategies to address the stress in our schools. Mindfulness allows educators to discover their professional impact through five essential elements - Happiness, Engagement, Alliances, Risk and Thought (HEART). Through this exploration of the "heartprint" they leave on each child, teachers will be able to explore how their personal and professional qualities impact the students in their room. The author to the course text, Dr. Timothy Kanold indicates, "HEART provides a road map for the path of an educational professional: Professionals are emotionally more positive and thus Happier, are generally more Engaged in their work, seek Alliances as part of happier collaborative communities, are more willing to take focused Risks, and exhibit a Thought and wisdom practice that results in increased student learning."

Two Required Texts: HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader, ISBN #978-1-943874-43-9 & Mindfulness for Teachers Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom, ISBN #978-0393708073

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

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