Eight Strategies to Integrate
Mental Wellness into The Classroom
Date: May 10
Time: 11:00-12:30 CST
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Recent societal challenges have triggered a well-documented decline in mental health. We know that when students master mental well-being, they thrive in academics and employment and become better learners, employees, and citizens. In this workshop, you will learn strategies for integrating mental wellness into the ABE classroom.
Explore strategies for integrating wellness, prevention, and coping and learn how to integrate these tools into the ABE classroom to promote mental health and prioritize prevention and wellness competencies in the ABE classroom.
- Describe mental wellness and describe formal and informal tools that can be used to integrate mental wellness strategies into ABE classroom.
- Describe each of the 8 integration strategies and how each strategy can be used to promote mental health and wellness.
- Evaluate research regarding mental wellness and the rationale for using mental wellness tools in the classroom with vulnerable learners.
- Describe the benefit and application of using the strategies with vulnerable learners.
Tamara is an award winning educator with over 20 years teaching experience. She is a former Teacher of the Year Award Recipient for Austin Area Alternative Schools, a Michael Jordan Foundation’s Innovation Grant Award recipient, and a Southern Poverty Law’s Teaching for Tolerance Grant Award recipient. She was a YBUSA Teacher Fellows in 2010 and was awarded a Research Doctoral Fellows at the University of North Texas in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2010. She is CEO and Founder of Mockingbird Education.
Tamara lives in Dallas, Texas. When not at Mockingbird, she can be found in her garden yelling at weeds, or on a boat begging fish to bite. Her children and husband hope she grows up one day to learn how to cook, sit still and watch a movie, and find her keys.
- To facilitate a joyful LEARNER EXPERIENCE not just teach content.
- To be a GUIDE, not a source of knowledge.
- To continually communicate the WHY.
- To MODEL and DEMONSTRATE what we teach.
- To EARN credibility through WHAT and HOW we teach.
- To manage learner vulnerability and social dynamics with
- TRANSPARENCY and HONESTY.
- To be a PARTICIPATING MEMBER of the learning community.
- To model and demonstrate INTEREST, ENTHUSIASM, and EXCITEMENT.
Get ready for an interactive and engaging learning experience! No talking heads! No boring video lectures! Our workshops are immersive multi-sensory experiences. Prepare to use your keyboard and mouse, as well as your voice, browser, pen, phone, and sense of humor.
Certificate of attendance is available.