CALM YOUR CLASSROOM TEACHER TRAINING
In this dynamic, inspiring, and FUN workshop--full of immediately actionable ideas--kids’ yoga and mindfulness expert, author, TEDx speaker, and award-winning musician Kira Willey will teach you how to incorporate music, movement and mindfulness easily and seamlessly into your classroom in order to:
--Give kids tools to calm themselves
--Teach essential social-emotional lessons
--Empower children with skills to release their anxiety and stress
--Help kids develop self-awareness, the first step to self-regulation
--Incorporate healthy movement breaks—without losing control
--Completely engage (and keep!) kids’ attention
--Create predictable, calming structure
--Help kids focus their energy, and more!
Learn the critical role the “3 M’s” - music, movement, and mindfulness- play in helping kids self-regulate and focus their energy, and in getting the frequent brain breaks they need to be ready to learn.
Kira will teach an arsenal of practical, quick, and easy-to-use mindfulnesstips and techniques to calm your classroom (and yourself!), focus your students, and help them release anxiety—all based in neuroscience and taught from a trauma-informed perspective. Kid-friendly breathing and focus exercises, and simple songs which incorporate movementwill be included.
Kira will demonstrate her teaching methods using original musicfrom her five award-winning CDs of kids’ yoga songs, as well as playing live. She’ll guide you in creating your own rhythm games, call & response activities, and songs which will ease transitions, focus children, and help them learn how to release stress. There’s absolutely no musical experience necessary, Kira’s an expert at making these techniques immediately accessible for everyone.
Teachers, school counselors, administrators, parents, and anyone interested in creating positive change in the culture of their school will enjoy and benefit from this session.
We’ll have fun trying these techniques together (be ready to move!), and discuss practical applications and ways to incorporate these techniques into your day. You’ll practice using what you've learned, and leave totally inspired, with tons of use-it-now ideas to incorporate into your classroom right away!
Kira’s many resources available to support you include her bestselling children’s mindfulness book, Breathe Like a Bear; her Mindfulness Moments for Kids board book series, four CDs of kids’ yoga songs, and her Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning mindfulness album, Mindful Moments for Kids.
A free download of Kira’s entire “Mindful Moments for Kids” album will be included for all trainees.