Welcome to UOnline's book discussion of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students. Through this book discussion participants will be introduced to mindfulness in education. Students are told to pay attention a thousand times in school, but rarely are they taught how. We tell our kids to be nice to each other again and again without ever teaching them the incredibly accessible exercises that cultivate empathy and forgiveness. Mindfulness has been effectively training these qualities for millennia, and there is a mounting research base that backs up its immense health benefits. This online discussion will consist of monthly reading and responses as well as opportunities that would allow participants to share promising practices with one another. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field of mindfulness through three online webinars. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with the author throughout the discussion and have their questions answered by Daniel personally.
Welcome to UOnline's book discussion of Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals & Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level. Through this book discussion participants will be introduced to the coaching model of student-centered coaching and the seven core practices that are described throughout the books. Participants will have opportunity to discuss what they have read and how the practices described in the books can or are being implemented within their educational settings. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field of student-centered coaching through three online webinars. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with the author throughout the discussion and have their questions answered by Diane personally.
Through this discussion, you will have the opportunity to work with practicing teachers from across the state in developing ideas about how the Common Core State Standards are being implemented in K-12 classrooms. In this course, you will develop a deeper understanding of the English-Language Arts (ELA) standrads through the discussion of three strands of English-Language Arts (ELA) standards, an opportunity to create and implement a learning plan around chosen standards, a lesson-standard matching activity, and a forum for sharing and critiquing lesson plans.
- Teacher: Lindsay Stoetzel