EDUO 9769: Further Exploration into Mindfulness in any Classroom

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Course Overview

Collaborate with fellow educators who are interested in bringing mindfulness practices into their classrooms to enhance the techniques you are already using as well as learning new practices to use. There is also an opportunity to examine and explore current trends in research on various mindfulness topics. EDUO 9702 is prerequisite for this course.

Course Objectives:

In this course participants will have opportunity:

1. To revisit your intent with your own practice of mindfulness
2. Learn and collaborate with others about techniques that can be used with the classroom
3. Become familiar with the current research about mindfulness and meditation

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards

This course aligns to the standards for the National Health Education Standards

Standard 1

Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

Standard 2

Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.

Standard 4

Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 7

Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 8

Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

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Eric Thompson

B.S., M.A. Buddhist Studies, M.S. Mathematics

9-12 Public Schools - 10 years; Online Collegiate Level - 8 Years.

Currently Program Chair for Developmental and Technical Math as well as Academic Achievement for CCCOnline.

Professional Passion - Working with online education to foster education that is rigorous and accessible for all learners. Also, exploring mindfulness practices in and out of the classroom.

Personal: Meditation, QiGong, Gardening, Wine/mead making, Hiking/camping.