MindUP for Educators: Well-being and Mindful Teaching
In partnership with the Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Education and Child Care, we have developed a two-part series to support adult well-being in the K-12 education system.
Part 1 of MindUP for Educators: The Science and Practice of Self-Care and Mindful Teaching is a prerequisite to part 2 and introduces the research and science on well-being and mindful teaching through the lens of MindUP’s four pillars—neuroscience, mindful awareness, positive psychology, and social and emotional learning (SEL). It offers opportunities to learn, reflect, and develop strategies to help manage stress and support mental well-being.
Part 2 of MindUP for Educators: The Science and Practice of Self-Care and Mindful Teaching is designed to promote well-being and build resilience. In this course we explore the field of positive neuroscience and examine mental strategies that can help reduce stress. We revisit the topic of mindful teaching and reflect upon what that feels like in our personal teaching practice. Then, we explore self-compassion with learning, practice, and reflection activities. The course concludes with a guided intention setting experience that will help you solidify your intention for your teaching practice and daily life.