Navigating the Yellow Brick Road
The BCLC Project presents a one day Social Emotional Learning(SEL), Mindfulness, and Yoga Workshop.
Will these tools lead to the Emerald City? Will they uncover the lion, tinman, or scarecrow within? Is it a straight path or will we be off roading in Oz?
In this workshop, participants will examine their own practices and how they are showing up in school settings. Is this being done with equity and through a culturally responsive lens? Participants will have the opportunity to practice throughout the day, learn in community from others who are in the trenches, and engage in work to cultivate resilience and compassion both in themselves and in learning communities. (Act 48 Hours will be available.)
Saturday, September 28, 2019
8:30am - 3:30pm
Museum Lab, 10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA
Who should attend?
Educators in a Pre-K through 16 setting, who are curious and ready to engage and build community with other educators.
(Space will be limited to 100 participants.) Ticket cost for day: $40 Limited scholarships available.
Meena is an educational leader, writer and innovator with deep expertise in the fields of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mindful Awareness Practices (MAP). She is the author of Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom (Parallax Press, 2014) and SEL Everyday: Integrating SEL with Instruction in Secondary Classrooms (Norton, 2019). Meena is the Executive Director of Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL) and prior to this role she spent five and half years working in partnership with the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to implement SEL system-wide in the Oakland Unified School District.
Signed copies of Meena's books will be available.
Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools. Personal Practice, shared experiences, and alternatives to traditional punishment/detention.
Andres Gonzalez, The Holistic Life Foundation
Andres Gonzalez has been the Co-Founder and Marketing Director for the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. in Baltimore, MD since 2001. For sixteen years, Andres has taught yoga to diverse populations throughout the world, including Baltimore City Public School students, drug treatment centers, mental crisis facilities, homeless shelters, wellness centers, colleges, private schools and other various venues throughout the nation and throughout the world. He has partnered with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health and the Penn State’s Prevention Research Center on a Stress and Relaxation Study and is a published author in the Journal of Children’s Services. His work with the Holistic Life Foundation has been featured on Making a Difference on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, and CBS, as well as O the Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Upworthy, Mindful Magazine, Yoga Journal, Shambala Sun, and many other publications. He is a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, maintains a B.S. in Marketing from University of Maryland, College Park and an MBA from the University of Maryland, University College. Replacing Detention with Meditation
How are SEL/Mindfulness skills showing up in our personal practice and in school communities?
Is this being done with equity and through a culturally responsive lens? Participants will have the opportunity to practice, learn in community from others who are in the trenches, and engage in work to cultivate resilience and compassion both in themselves and in learning communities.
Presenter Information coming soon.
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