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Introduction to Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning

...and the power of integrating these two fields in education

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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.


Your Instructor


Jillian Diesner, Ed.S., LPC
Jillian Diesner, Ed.S., LPC

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.


Course Curriculum


  Test Your Knowledge: Introduction and Pre-Course Quiz
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  What is Social-Emotional Learning?
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  Why Is the Integration of These Concepts Important?
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts whenever you are ready, and ends when you are done. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You may choose to take it all in one sitting or to spread it out over a few days.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us, and we will do what we can to make it right.

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