Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Yoga 4 Classrooms Online: Tools to Improve Self-Regulation, Learning and Classroom Climate
There is no replacement for attending a workshop on location as an in-person, interactive experience is always going to be more engaging, informative and beneficial. However, for educators who are overseas or otherwise unable to attend a workshop in person, this online / self-study option provides a wonderful alternative.
Who Should Participate:
Similar to the workshops held on location, this video-based, self-study alternative is designed for K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, special educators, school counselors, school social workers, occupational therapists, SLPs, physical therapists, physical education teachers, health educators, and paraprofessionals.
Increasing numbers of students across the country lack the skills of self-regulation, impulse control and focus negatively affecting their behavior, ability to learn and overall well-being. These critical life skills, essential to success at home, in school and throughout life, can be learned when taught in a developmentally appropriate, engaging way. Sharing yoga and mindfulness techniques, specifically designed for the time and space crunched classroom, is a convenient, engaging and effective way to promote these skills while cultivating a positive, peaceful productive classroom climate.
Through the framework of - Noticing, Mindful Choice, Practice, Reflection, Integration - you will learn how to empower your students and yourselves with increased self-awareness, the foundation for the development of skills of self-regulation and cognitive control. You will recognize signs of imbalance, and will have the confidence and skills to effectively implement 67 yoga and mindfulness-based activities, specially chosen for their suitability for the typical classroom space and schedule. This means all activities can be done standing beside or sitting at desks, while hands and bodies remain off the floor, away from dirt, germs and chemicals. Yoga 4 Classrooms is easy for teachers, students, parents and therapists to use, and helps to create a more harmonious, learning-friendly school day.
- Understand the neuroscience of stress, the symptoms, and how it affects learning and behavior
- Learn 67 simple, classroom-friendly yoga and mindfulness techniques to support self-awareness, self-regulation, social and emotional learning, and resilience
- Understand the 5 critical steps to integrated self-regulation
- Facilitate learning readiness which improves student achievement
- Improve classroom management while supporting students individual needs, cultivating a positive, peaceful, productive classroom climate
- Become a more effective educator as you lead and practice these tools with your students
Absolutely no yoga experience is required. In fact, participants are encouraged to wear regular, comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes to the workshop as we'll be simulating a classroom experience. This fun and informative workshop will relax and inspire you.
What Participants are Saying:
- 100% of online workshop participants agreed that the material learned will be beneficial to their students as well as to themselves, both personally and professionally.
- 97% of participants stated that they feel prepared to implement the Y4C activities in their professional routine using the materials and training received during the online workshop.
- On average, participants have rated the online content, materials and presentation a 9.8 out of a highest possible 10 rating.
- 5 hr. online workshop, presented in a video-based format, is divided into 18 segments to be viewed as is convenient for the participant. Upon registration, participant will be emailed a login password and viewing start date. Online viewing is available for one week. Participants have an opportunity to ask questions through the comment feature as they work through the online content at any time.
- Program Manual Download
- Bonus PPT Slides Download (the PPT is not used in the videos but we are providing the download as a bonus resource)
- Certificate of Completion to be provided upon successful completion of the quiz and evaluation. Please note that the quiz and evaluation must be completed within 2 weeks. The quiz includes pointed and open-ended essay style questions to ensure comprehension of the materials presented in the workshop and materials. Please note your certificate of completion will be emailed to you as a printable PDF file.
If you already have a copy of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck, please have it ready for reference as you watch the videos. If you do not yet have a deck, it is recommended that you purchase one through directly through Amazon.com.
Continuing Education Credit:
CE's, CEUs or PDPs may be available through your employer or credentialing organization. As each credentialing organization has its own requirements and application process, you should confirm that your training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements.
Workshop hours also valid toward completion of ChildLight Yoga's 95hr. Children's Yoga School.
NOTE: This workshop does not lead to a certification to teach yoga to children, but simply to share techniques with your own students in your own classroom or one on one sessions. Please learn more about ChildLight Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga 4 Classrooms Trainer Intensive options to choose the best training option that suits your needs or Contact Us if you have any questions or concerns prior to registering.
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE MAKING SOME UPDATES TO THE PROGRAM MANUAL AND NOTE-TAKING GUIDE DOWNLOADS. THOUGH YOU CAN REGISTER NOW, NOTE THAT ACCESS TO THE ONLINE WORKSHOP WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014 AT WHICH TIME YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH ACCESS INFORMATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU GO AHEAD AND ORDER THE YOGA 4 CLASSROOMS CARD DECK IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE ONE.