presence practices in the 21st Century classroom
Leaving the bowls on the floor, move around the room to introduce yourself to at least three other participants.
- grade level and content
- why you came to this presentation.
How did that feel?
How could you use an activity like this in your class?
Mindfulness in the US--one man's inkling
Parts of the brain impacted by practicing mindfulness
- Amygdala- the part of the brain aroused by strong emotions. With mindfulness practice it becomes less activated.
- Hippocampus- the part of the brain that regulates the amygdala and is critical to learning and memory. With mindfulness practice it becomes more activated.
- Prefrontal Cortex- the part of the brain most associated with maturity: regulating emotions and behaviors, and making wise choices. With mindfulness practice it becomes more regulated.
Why Mindfulness in the classroom? (Benefits)
Activities for Mindfulness
Mindful Momentum-exit ticket
Additional resources and readings
Toolbox of Mindful Practices for the Classroom-Montclair State University