Have you ever wished you had better tools to help your young students manage the social, emotional and academic challenges that confront them every day?
Have you been hearing about mindfulness and social-emotional learning and wondered what exactly that means in schools?
Would you like to be part of the growing movement to transform our schools into kinder, more inclusive places?
If you answered yes to any of the above, this introductory course is for you. We will explore the power and practice of mindfulness-based social and emotional learning for elementary school students. Take this introductory course to learn:
- What is Mindfulness, and what is Social and Emotional Learning?
- How they are being combined in a cutting-edge way
- More about the current research and practice supporting this work.
- Foundational mindfulness practices that will benefit you and your students
- How mindfulness enhances acquisition of SEL skills
We hope this course will increase your understanding of this growing field, and encourage you to keep exploring. We look forward to you joining us!
Earn 2 hours of professional learning! Course Completion certificate available for download after all lectures have been completed.
Jillian works with the Peace of Mind organization, a non-profit dedicated to empowering educators to bring mindfulness-based social and emotional learning into their classrooms. She collaborated with Linda Ryden, founder of the non-profit, to create the Peace of Mind curriculum, Early Childhood edition.
She has also worked for the District of Columbia Public Schools system for more than 15 years in the areas of Special Education and School Counseling, and currently teaches weekly Peace of Mind classes to early childhood students. Jillian is a certified School Counselor and formerly certified Special Education teacher and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. She holds Masters’ degrees in Early Childhood Special Education from the George Washington University and in Marriage & Family Counseling from the University of Florida.She has trained in mindfulness through Mindful Schools and with Linda Ryden.
An avid traveler, Jillian currently lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and two rambunctious boys, who helped inspire her journey into mindfulness.