Mindfulness and Adult Social and Emotional Learning

Event:  Mindful Teachers Weekly Drop-In

Description:  Mindful Teachers is a weekly Friday drop-in for educators from throughout the district.  We meet on Teams and create a healing and supportive space and practice a variety of mindfulness, relaxation, and self-care skills.

Dates:  Ongoing (Every Friday)
Registration Information:  The link to Microsoft Teams can be found on the RCPS Intranet Mindfulness page. Click here and enter your RCPS username and password to access. 
Start Time:  9:00 a.m.
End Time:  9:20 a.m.
Target Audience:  Teachers/School Counselors
Instructor/Contact Information:  Laurie Seidel,  Coordinator of Mindfulness Education  lseidel@rcps.info

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Event:  Mindful Leaders Weekly Drop-In

Description:  Mindful Leaders is a weekly Wednesday drop-in for administrators from throughout the district.  We meet on Teams and create a healing and supportive space and practice a variety of mindfulness, relaxation, and self-care skills.

Dates:  Ongoing (Every Wednesday)
Registration Information:  Please email Laurie Seidel for drop-in link
Start Time:  10:00 a.m.
End Time:  10:00:20 a.m.
Target Audience: Administrators 
Instructor/Contact Information:  Laurie Seidel,  Coordinator of Mindfulness Education  lseidel@rcps.info


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Course:  Building Your Self-Care and Resilience in Challenging Times Series 

Description:  These 25 minute online sessions are for all RCPS staff who would like to learn more about self-care and build resilience. You will learn practical self-care skills that can support you in remaining centered, steady, and self-compassionate during these ever-changing, challenging times. Three sessions are offered in the mini-series; each with a different theme and opportunity to practice a variety of self-care skills. Following registration for this series, you will receive further instructions and a Zoom link from Laurie Seidel via email.

Dates

April 26
May 3
May 10 

Registration Information:  eSchedule 
Start Time:  3:45 p.m.
End Time:  4:15 p.m.
Recertification Points:  5 points
Target Audience:  All Staff
Instructor/Contact Information:  Laurie Seidel,  Coordinator of Mindfulness Education  lseidel@rcps.info

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Course:  Koru Mindfulness (Basic)

Description:  

Koru Basic is an evidence-based program, teaching mindfulness skills as a way to better manage stress and reduce anxiety in a supportive class with colleagues. This is an introductory program, so you do not need prior experience to enroll. You will learn skills that help calm and focus your mind, including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, mindful walking, and more. Through learning how to be more mindful, you may experience less stress, better sleep, and less self-judgment. Koru Basic is a four-session class which progresses over four weeks. There is “home practice” involved, so that you are practicing the new skills that you learn in class throughout the week. This class is taught by a certified mindfulness teacher and all sessions will be on Zoom. Class participants will receive further instruction via email, including the Zoom link for each class. (Those who complete Koru Basic may wish to enroll in Koru 2.0 in the future.)

Dates
April 27
May 4
May 11
May 18


Registration Information:
  eSchedule 
Start Time:  3:45 p.m.
End Time:  4:45 p.m.
Recertification Points:  10 points
Target Audience:  All Staff
Instructor/Contact Information:  Laurie Seidel,  Coordinator of Mindfulness Education  lseidel@rcps.info

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