Mindfulness meditation helps lower stress levels, improve energy and focus, and allows the practitioner to be more present. As students cope with life’s pressures, it is important to provide them with practical tools that can help them ground themselves. Participants will learn and practice mindfulness techniques including meditation and gratitude exercises through a Jewish lens, and consider ways to integrate these practices into the classroom.
At the conclusion of each course, participants will be able to:
- Implement techniques that they explored and experimented with that they can utilize in their classroom and create activities personalized to their learning environments and students
- Identify and describe potential benefits and best practices for integrating Jewish mindfulness into their lives and their classrooms
- Create and share resources for integrating Jewish mindfulness activities into their current classes or for a new Jewish mindfulness unit of study