Zen in the Classroom

Incorporate research-based mindfulness and SEL practices into every classroom

Instructed by Justin Vawter, Ben Koch, and Dorian Dayton

Course Description

An introduction to student strategies focused on mindfulness and the CASEL Core SEL Competencies. Numerous mindfulness practices and resources will be taught by our CEO, Ben Koch--a certified Mindfulness expert.

This course is part of the NUMINDS LEARNING MANAGEMENT CREDENTIAL (1 of 3 courses), as well as:
*SEL Badge, Level One
*Part of the SEL Specialist Pathway

What are the requirements?

No formal prerequisites

What am I going to get from this course?

The word "zen" implies balance, and this course applies that harmonizing concept to the balance between the academic and social-emotional. After introducing the CASEL SEL Core Competencies, this level one course will focus on self-awarenes--adding in strong application for mindfulness. You will receive classroom practices that restore calm and promote self-awareness.

As a bonus, all participants of Zen in the Classroom will receive a digital set of Social & Emotional Learning practice cards from our partner, Present Moment Labs. These cards include easy-to-implement activities and practices to bring research-based SEL and mindfulness directly into your learning environment.

Who is this course for?

Teachers who are ready to introduce calm and have their students become more aware of their emotional states.

About the Instructors

Justin Vawter lives on the fringe of education, a creative spark working tirelessly to redefine the educational narrative and make the learning experience meaningful for both teachers and students.

Justin firmly believes that with responsive curriculum, inspired classroom instruction, and expanded identification, we can close the equity gap and bring advanced learning to the forefront of educational services.

Program Specialist at Numinds Enrichment