Introduction to the Mindful Classroom – The Art & Science of Well-being for Staff and Students

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3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Learn How to Model and Promote Well-being to Your Students

Designed for educators looking to enhance classroom productivity, decrease stress and cultivate a caring and peaceful classroom, our mindfulness training course helps teachers enhance the sense of well-being among their students and school community. In this course, we will introduce learners to the concept of the Mindful Classroom, utilizing real-world scenarios to drive home the tenets of this program.

In a mindful classroom, teachers are able to encourage collaboration, foster a sense of excitement about learning, and reduce stress and increase success for students and staff. While this may sound too good to be true, educators across the nation are implementing mindfulness strategies to create a happier, healthier and more productive classroom experience.

Course Details

Number of Units:  3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grade K-12) seeking to enhance their own personal and professional well-being, including entire school staffs searching for a way to cultivate a compassionate, caring and creative classroom while enhancing quality instruction. Administrators and school nursing staff, counselors and coaches will also benefit from this course.

Course Materials:  No textbook requirement

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X767L – 010 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $504

Introduction to the Mindful Classroom – The Art & Science of Well-being for Staff and Students

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Shannon Perez

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Be able to effectively articulate why mindfulness is important to learning, and identify mindfulness-related concepts and definitions, rationale and benefits of a mindful classroom.
  • Learn how to identify and monitor personal/individual levels of mindfulness among students and staff.
  • Develop and implement a mindfulness map and classroom plan of action that will help you cultivate well-being in your own classroom.
  • Learners will be able to cultivate a compassionate classroom and school community.
  • Cultivate a mindfulness toolkit of best practice skills and resources.
  • Learn how to integrate mindfulness in any classroom or academic setting.


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Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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With much gratitude for this wonderful course and this wonderful experience!

I enjoyed this course. I have implemented a lot of what I learned to my classroom.

I really enjoyed the class! Reading materials and videos were informative. Thank you

The vast majority of what I learned and the resources I used, I still use in my personal and professional life.

I really enjoyed the class. The instructor gave great feedback and food for thought. I am able to take what I have learned and Immediately apply it to my personal and professional life