Teachers’ Resources

Professional Development Sessions


Weekly professional development calls with creative teaching ideas, trouble shooting, addressing classroom challenges, and reviewing primary themes for the upcoming lesson. (Fall 2016)

 

SESSION I

Course values, tone, emphasis. Reviewing Class One experiences.

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SESSION II

Setting the tone of the course, values, creating atmosphere of challenge and support.

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SESSION III

Seeing freshly (to goal of the Chocolate Meditation) is an orientation to life.
Creative teaching tips for objectivity on thought and getting difficult students engaged

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SESSION IV

The Body Scan Lesson, how the students can use it; Responding to kids who indicate excess stress

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SESSION V

Love & Kindness practice, working with students’ current stresses and experiences. Introducing students to web resources.

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SESSION VI

The evolutionary history of the Brain, teaching students how influences developed over millennia affect our current experiences, engaging students with the connection between their physiology and responsibility for their actions.

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SESSION VII

Mind, Thought & Consciousness, Engaging the Students in Peer Discussion Groups, Embodying the Principles of Flexibility, Acceptance, Love, and Strength.

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SESSION VIII

Making the class relevant, how to teach the lesson objectives while connecting with cultural events. Key themes for Body Scan Lesson

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SESSION IX

Teaching cultural development, the challenging areas, staying within the bounds of program guidelines.

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SESSION X

Understanding teen stresses in the context of cultural development.

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SESSION XI

Student evaluations, evaluating what they learned and internalized, program goals.

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SESSION XII

Wrapping up the semester, how to close the classes, what’s next.

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