Introduction to Mindfulness (EDUC 401 C)

Facilitator: Karen (Karb) –  Ann –

  • SLN: 14027
  • Wednesdays  12:30-1:50pm
  • Location: MGH 258
  • FIRST CLASS: 1/3

This is an introductory course on the concepts of Mindfulness where you will learn practices to move through your day in a more intentional and mindful way. In order to teach mindfulness to students in a classroom, first come learn how to develop your own personal practice. We will begin with discussions on the brain, body, and breath, learning the interplay between the three. From there we will layer on the impact of thoughts and emotions. After better understanding your own personal internal landscape, we’ll move to learning about focusing attention, regulating emotions, and developing compassion, kindness and gratitude. We’ll end the course with fun and meaningful practices you can take into K-12 classrooms. This will be an inquiry-based class encouraging experiential learning and the material will build on itself throughout the quarter. It is hoped that you will be able to develop your own personal mindfulness practice and then help share this information with the school populations you will be mentoring in the future.

For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 1 credit: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 4 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 5 credits: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)