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smartEducation Foundations

Participants will learn simple mindful awareness and compassion practices for managing stress and promoting wellbeing in their lives, both personally and professionally.

This 15-hour workshop will provide valuable information about how mindfulness- and compassion-based approaches can help teachers manage the stressful demands of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize teaching and learning.

The workshop draws upon basic and applied research in the fields of mindfulness, neuroscience, psychology and education.

Who Should Attend
Educators and those interested in becoming a SMART facilitator. The program is a requirement of the UBC facilitator certification process for SMART Facilitators.

Timing: Three days, 15 hours total

Workshop Components
•  Mental Health Strategy in Ontario and the focus on Wellness for Educators
•  Mindfulness and Neuroscience
•  The Physiology and Neurobiology of Stress
•  Emotional Literacy
•  The Relationship between Health, Happiness and Well-Being
•  Mindfulness and its Application in Education
•  Learning Outcomes

The participants will be able to:
• Define mindfulness in education
• Describe the background, themes, session overview and variations in delivery methods for SMART and certificate requirements for teaching SMART.
• Practice Mindful Communication.
• Describe how stress affects the brain and learning.

Upcoming Courses

Program Calendar

Professional Development

Start: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:30 am
2017-07-05 13:30:00
Start: Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 3:00 pm
2017-07-08 19:00:00
Start: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:00 am
2017-08-01 14:00:00
Start: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 9:30 am
2017-08-18 13:30:00

Personal Programs

Start: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
Start: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Start: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm