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Take Advantage of Opportunities to Sustain Your Instructional Vitality

Take Advantage of Opportunities to Sustain Your Instructional Vitality | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Persistent tiredness evolves into something more sinister. I would venture that we all know faculty who trudge to class without enthusiasm, who are happiest when students don’t show up for office hours, and who end up disconnected from content they once loved and students who, now more than ever, need teachers committed to learning. The question about them, which is really about us, is how long were they just tired before burnout set in?
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

I love the phrase 'Sustain Your Instructional Vitality".  It resonates with one of my favorite sayings, "Protect Your Teaching Spirit". Both concepts speak to the same idea: how can we teach from the heart and have a life outside the classroom? 

 

Conferences and professional networking are part of the answer. Time management, work and life flow are also in the equation. Perhaps this article can help you find your own unique path.

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Still Quiet Place: 10-Week Online Practicum for K-12 Educators and Allied Professionals

Still Quiet Place: 10-Week Online Practicum for K-12 Educators and Allied Professionals | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This practicum is designed for educators and allied professionals who are interested in offering mindfulness to children and adolescents — to support them in developing their natural capacities for focused attention, engaged learning, emotional fluency, respectful communication, and compassionate action. Together we will explore, in detail, the research-based Still Quiet Place curriculum.


Priority participation will be given to those with:
  • Experience working/playing with children.
  • An established daily mindfulness practice.
  • Mindfulness retreat experience.
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

I spent 25 years in K-12 classrooms.  This training is invaluable. 

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Make Your Brain Feel Good with New Ideas! - Innovative Online Classes - Enroll Today

Make Your Brain Feel Good with New Ideas! - Innovative Online Classes - Enroll Today | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

University of Wisconsin-Stout Online Graduate Professional Development Course start in August and September.  Enroll today to change tomorrow.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

As you head back to the classroom why not do something to make your brain feel good?


The Maker Culture: Teaching for Creativity and Innovation

Mind Mapping Tools

Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management

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Ike Sánchez's curator insight, August 10, 2015 6:41 AM

As you head back to the classroom why not do something to make your brain feel good?

 

The Maker Culture: Teaching for Creativity and Innovation

Mind Mapping Tools

Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management

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Mindfulness At Work: 5 Tricks For A Healthier, Less Stressful Work Day - Huffington Post

Mindfulness At Work: 5 Tricks For A Healthier, Less Stressful Work Day - Huffington Post | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Mindfulness At Work: 5 Tricks For A Healthier, Less Stressful Work Day

"Meditation is an act of sanity," scientist and writer John Kabat-Zinn told Google employees in a mindfulness session at the company's headquarters in 2007.


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ozziegontang's curator insight, June 24, 2013 11:51 AM

A good read to help better understand how to integrate mindfulness into daily practice.

Jo Hale's curator insight, March 9, 2014 1:30 PM

Some tips you could try to practice mindfulness