CULTIVATING WELLNESS, MENTAL HEALTH & SOCIAL WELL-BEING IN OUR CLASSROOMS & SCHOOLS

at Nassau BOCES | Tue Mar 17

Location

Nassau BOCES

71 Clinton Road
Garden City, NY 11530
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Date & Time

08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Cost:    $150
Description

Our mission is to equip teachers, staff and administrators to effectively manage their own wellness, mental health and social well-being to ignite their leadership potential and inspire a school-wide culture of collaboration, equity, positivity and
innovation.
 
Our approach leverages the principles of brain-based learning theory, relevant neuroscience, dynamic movement, breath, emotional intelligence tools, and sensory processing theory. Our instructional materials ensure results by equipping teachers, staff and students with practical mindfulness strategies, movement sequences, breathing exercises, neural integration techniques and social-emotional learning activities that are easily integrated in classrooms, one-on-one, and in after-school clubs and programs. This daily diet of wellness, mental health and social well-being support accelerates results throughout the
school community and teaches all stakeholders how to apply learned principles into their lives consistently.
 
In our Foundations workshops, participants will:
 
• Discuss professionalchallenges and understand the research-based application of our instructional practices as they
address these challenges.
• Explore how the Three Keys to Ignite Potential directly address the mental health and social-emotional challenges in
today’s classrooms.
• Examine Emotional Intelligence and the 5 Core Competencies of Social-Emotional Learning
• Understand current findings in neuroscience and how they apply to student learning, mental health, and social wellbeing.
• Review research that supports daily integration of mindfulness, movement, breath, neural integration and social
emotional practices to enhance student performance, self-awareness and self-regulation.
• Explore the Seven Dimensions of Wellness and Mental Health.
• Understand the science of stress, overwhelm and anxiety and the impact on our students and ourselves.
• Engage directly in mindfulness, breathing, movement, and SEL activities that can be immediately and easily integrated
into the classrooms, in 1 to 5 minutes, to more effectively manage stress and anxiety, and support more optimal
learning for our students.
• Leave with short, brain-based student lesson plans, between 3 and 15 minutes, to support student understanding of
techniques and tools, their benefits, and the science.
• Discuss how to apply the tools learned to school culture to help cultivate a community of wellness, mental health and
social well-being.