Joyful Teaching: Cultivating Hope through Mindfulness & SEL Credit 1 at Prairiewoods (in person)

  • Details

  • 6/24/24
  • 1 - 12 p.m.
  • $110
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Educational

Event Description

Would you like to cultivate more joy in your classroom, teaching and daily life? Would you like to learn about mindfulness and social and emotional learning (SEL) practices that you can use to support your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your students? In this one-hour credit course, learn practical, simple ways you can press pause, recenter and intentionally promote joy that will have ripple effects for your students, your family and the world. Through practices of mindfulness, social and emotional learning, self-compassion and neuroscience, begin to explore joyful applications in the classroom to build resiliency, hope and curiosity, leading to health and wellbeing. This course provides educators and any school or university staff or administrator with research-based theory, collaborative design and opportunities to practice. Dr. Sarah Montgomery and Ann Jackson, PBVM, will facilitate the class. A text, Practicing Presence, is included in the registration fee. This is the first in a two-part class (with the second being offered June 26–28). This retreat-like course will occur indoors and outdoors on the beautifully supportive and restorative 72 acres of Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha). Optional opportunities such as massage, yoga, Tai chi and sounding also will be available. The mission of Prairiewoods is to provide natural space for people to explore relationships with Source, self, others and Earth. Overnight lodging is available and strongly encouraged. The cost is $75 to Prairiewoods and $35 to Grant Wood AEA (paid directly to them). Overnight lodging is available for an additional $50 per night. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at or 319-395-6700.