Teacher Training Videos | Part 2

Training Overview

Weekend Overview & Lesson Template

Amy Edelstein introduces the content for the second immersion set of classes for Inner Strength Teen Program teacher training.

Includes: The Lesson Template in detail, understanding the various sections and how to work with the lesson template blocks.

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Sound Meditation

Instruction and practice

How to teach the mindfulness on sound and the specific applications and value of this exercise.

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Q&A

Questions on teaching meditations

Common questions on how to teach meditation in the classroom setting.

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Breath Meditation

Instructions & Practice

Cues and practice, teaching mindfulness on the breath in the classroom.

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Contraindications

List of injuries and other conditions.

Conditions meditation may exacerbate and how to maintain appropriate caution and boundaries.

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Participation – Classroom Management

How to Engage Students

In this section, Amy Edelstein reviews ways to engage students, encourage participation, and break the ice in classes that are quiet or reluctant to engage.

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How to Approach Teaching

The posture of teaching

Amy Edelstein explains how to let go in order to be able to teach meditation from one’s own experience and why it is so important to teach meditation to kids.

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Thought Bubble

Understanding and teaching this mindfulness practice

Understanding how the thought bubble mindfulness exercise works and how to teach it to students.

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Open Awareness

Instructions & Images

In this session, Amy Edelstein explains how to teach Open Awareness meditation and gives some useful images to ease students into the exercise.

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Classroom Management

Exploring the common and the difficult behavior issues.

Exploring challenging classroom issues and ways to promote respect, and engagement. Learning to pick your battles – discriminating between deeply disruptive behaviors and times to let a student be.

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Chocolate Meditation

Seeing freshly.

Conditions meditation may exacerbate and how to maintain appropriate caution and boundaries.

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Lovingkindness Meditation

Cultivating Compassion

In this section, Amy Edelstein talks about cultivating compassion, why students seem to really like this exercise, and how “love and kindness” can be developed in other lessons.

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Final Training Section

Overview of the Day & Opening Meditation

Amy Edelstein guides the opening meditation and gives an overview of this last section of the teen mindfulness teacher training.

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Evolution of the Brain

Basic functions of the parts of the brain.

Teaching students about the basic parts of the brain, their purpose, and evolutionary history.

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Body Scan

Relaxing and Engaging Students through Physical Awareness

The body scan can be used frequently by teens to de-stress, fall asleep, and become more body aware.

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Cultural Development

A Perspective on 600 Years of Cultural Development

A big part of seeing in context is understanding the forces of cultural change over a bigger swath of time. In this session, Amy lays out the shift from modernity to postmodernity and its relevance to students’ lives.

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Teen Stresses | Conscious Transitions

Guiding students to become aware of their stresses without being overwhelmed. Teaching conscious transitions and how to approach the last class.

Teens need to learn how to identify what is concerning them without becoming overwhelmed. In this session you’ll receive instruction on how to walk students through this lesson. Also covered is the final session, making transitions conscious and creating intentional endings.

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