Certificate in Mindful Teaching

in partnership with Mindful Reach

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

 

 

Length of the Online Program

You will have six months from the time you register to complete the program. You can finish it in weeks, months, however you wish to pace yourself. It is entirely up to you! When you finish the program you will immediately be issued a transcript of completion by email with all your scores on the tests and your official Certificate in Mindful teaching from the Canadian College of Educators is sent by mail or, if residing close to the College, you may arrange to pick it up in person at your earliest convenience.

Certificate in Mindful Teaching consists of 100 hours

Tuition Fees: $500

Overview

This certificate program consists of Mindful Foundations and Mindful Teacher

 

Mindful Foundations

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 course consists of four modules

History and Origin

Recently, mindfulness practices have been credited with many exciting benefits but mindfulness elements appeared in many ancient civilizations. This session explains the origins and how the ancient wisdom relates to our modern day understanding and application of mindfulness.

Foundations

Mindfulness practices are guided by core principles including present moment awareness, attention, and intention. This session explains the influences on mindfulness from positive psychology, compassion, and emotional intelligence.

Techniques and Tools

Attention to breath may bring calm and refuge from ruminating thoughts and difficult feelings. Breath is also one of the key players of mindfulness and meditation. This session explains breathing techniques in relation to different kinds of meditation and mindfulness as a healing tool in various treatment protocols. 

Practice

There is no learning without practice. This hands-on session introduces tangible mindfulness practices, provides information on how to manage our ‘autopilot’ responses, be digitally responsible and how to sustain the mindfulness practice.

 

Mindful Teacher

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.

This course consists of five modules

Introduction

This section provides an overview of the core principles of mindfulness and offers their application in education. It shows evidence of how teaching mindfulness cultivates positive behaviour in children.

Science behind Mindfulness in Education

It is exciting to know that recent studies into the benefits of mindfulness practices provide scientific evidence. This session introduces the findings of neuroscience in the relationship to education.

Mindful Education

This session explains what we understand by mindful studying and what it can mean to different age groups. It touches on conscious connectivity as a factor in digital mindfulness and introduces elements of a mindful lesson.

Linking Mindfulness to Curriculum

This purely practical session offers teachers tools and sample activities that will help them incorporate mindfulness into their teaching with ease. This session is divided into four sections based on the age group.

Compassion for Teachers

Based on self-compassion principles, mindfulness and stress management, this session offers teachers tools on how to sustain balance, care for their students while taking care of themselves and avoid burnout.

Registration

Once you register (below) you will be provided with an ID and a password, which is unique only to you, by email once your registration has been confirmed. You will then be able to log into the program. At that time you will also be assigned an instructor that you may contact should you have any questions while logging in or completing the program.

How to Register: Simple, safe, secure, using the Online Registration Form below. Please allow up to 48 hours for your registration to be processed and for you to receive your user name and password by email.

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