ELAR - Curiosity in Research

In The Mindful Writing Series, educators will engage in the nine attitudinal factors of mindfulness (Jon Kabat-Zinn) in order to learn strategies for helping students relieve writing anxieties and build self-compassion, stamina, and self-efficacy in writing practice. In each session, learners will create intentions, practice mindful breathing, and write from the mindset of non-judging, patience, a beginner’s mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance, letting go, gratitude, and generosity. Participants will leave with mindful writing activity tools for instructional application.

“Curiosity in Research”

In this workshop, participants will:

  • analyze the relationship between mindfulness, curiosity, and research.

  • explore authenticity and its connection to learning.

  • understand the role of mindfulness, play, and flow in a research unit.

  • engage in a mindfulness activity.

  • engage in a mindful writing activity.

  • use a digital interactive tool to support tapping into students’ curiosity through questioning.


We recommend the following Mindufl Writing Course sequence:

  • Introducing Mindful Writing in the ELAR Classroom (SU2146058)
  • Mindful Engagement (SU2146061)
  • Mindful Grammar (SU2146057)
  • Curiosity Research 

6-12 ELAR teachers and instructional coaches
Holly Salas, Jenny Hoober, Angela Buckingham
English Language Arts & Reading (ELAR), Instructional Strategies, Literacy, Writing, Differentiation
2 - Instruction, T-TESS 3 - Learning Environment, T-TESS 2.3 - Instruction: Communication, T-TESS 2.4 - Instruction: Differentiation, T-TESS 3.3 - Learning Environment: Classroom Culture 1 - Instructional Leadership, T-PESS 2 - Human Capital, T-PESS 1.1A - Ensures curricula aligned with state standards, T-PESS 1.1D - Ensures growth of individual students, T-PESS 2.2A - Maintains diverse and high quality work force
Online Course, Self-directed

CPE Credits: 2.00  
Registration Closes: 8/25/2021
Starts: 6/1/2021
Ends: 8/25/2021 11:00 pm