About Certificate in Mindful Teaching
Based in neuroscience, mindfulness principles and positive psychology, the goal of the mindful teacher course is to help educators build a foundation that will support their students in achieving academic and personal success including overall resilience, self-awareness, and responsible decision making, and to help students to:
- cultivate positive behaviour
- improve learning
- improve performance
- improve their relationship with themselves and others
- improve focus
- improve self-regulation
- articulate their thoughts and emotions
- express and manage anxiety and depression
This course introduces the history, principles and current trends in mindfulness including present moment awareness, attention, and intention. Participants will be introduced to a range of secular practices and techniques that will help them transform the world around them. This includes breathing techniques, mindfulness as a treatment protocol and meditation. Digital mindfulness and resources are included.
This K-12 specialized course helps educators incorporate mindful techniques into their curriculum and individual lessons, and thus, promotes an increase in executive functioning of their students including working memory, planning, organization, and focus. Other benefits include emotional regulation, increased attention, and the development of healthy self-esteem. Both, teachers and students will learn to navigate intense emotions and develop positive states of mind.
- Graduates will receive a specialized certificate – Certificate in Mindful Teaching.
- Courses Included: MD 101 Mindful Foundations and MD 102 Mindful Teacher