Dr. Patricia Jennings is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education. Author of Mindfulness for Teachers, she spent 22 years as a Montessori teacher, school director, and a teacher educator.
Her Keynote presentation will be:
Mastering Classroom Social and Emotional Dynamics to Promote Learning: A Mindfulness Based Approach
Children learn many lessons about life by observing us. The best way we can teach them is to observe ourselves. There’s no better way to develop self-awareness then to practice mindfulness. Research is showing that mindful awareness practices can help by intentionally developing moment-to moment, non-judgmental, open-hearted awareness to stressful and emotionally challenging situations. This includes cultivating emotional awareness, listening to our children with full attention, self-regulation, compassion and nonjudgmental acceptance for the children under our care and ourselves.