Concepts like body breaks, mindfulness and self-regulation are all the rage in current teaching strategies, however many teachers do not feel confident or equipped to implement these tools in an effective manner. Furthermore, many new teachers in particular feel inexperienced and lost with respect to classroom management strategies. In this workshop, presenter Madelin Rocheleau will draw on her experience as a teacher, a kids yoga instructor and a current Masters student of Educational Psychology to provide teachers with an introductory glimpse into how movement, mindfulness and self-regulation strategies can be used as a classroom management strategy to help their learners be more successful and develop more self-sufficiency. The goal is for teachers to leave this session with some practical tips and strategies as well as a greater understanding of the fundamental premises of mindfulness and regulation.
This session is full.
Madelin Rocheleau is a grade 1 French Immersion teacher at Macaulay Elementary in Esquimalt as well as a certified yoga instructor. She is also currently working on her Masters of Education in Educational Psychology at the University of Victoria. Madelin is passionate about merging her teaching, yoga and Educational Psychology interests in the classroom environment to build a space that helps to empower children through regulation strategies.