Introducing Mindful Writing in the ELAR Classroom

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.

“Introduction Mindful Writing in the ELAR Classroom"

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Assess current attitude and state intentions.
  • Define mindfulness.
  • Practice mindfulness activities.
  • Engage in mindful writing experiences.
  • Understand the importance of mindfulness in the classroom.
  • Use digital Interactive Notebook to collect and create mindful writing strategies.

We recommend the following Mindful Writing course sequence:

  • Introducing Mindful Writing in the ELAR Classroom

  • Mindful Engagement (SU2146061)

  • Mindful Grammar (SU2146057)

  • Curiosity Research (SU2146055)

6-12 ELAR teachers and instructional coaches
Holly Salas
Writing, Differentiation, English Language Arts & Reading (ELAR), Instructional Strategies, Literacy
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: 8/24/2021 11:00 pm
Starts: 6/1/2021
Ends: 8/25/2021 11:00 pm