ELAR: Mindful Engagement in Reading and Writing

In The Mindful Writing Series, educators will engage in the nine attitudinal factors of mindfulness (Jon Kabat-Zinn) in order to learn strategies for helping students relieve writing anxieties and build self-compassion, stamina, and self-efficacy in writing practice. In each session, learners will create intentions, practice mindful breathing, and write from the mindset of non-judging, patience, a beginner’s mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance, letting go, gratitude, and generosity. Participants will leave with mindful writing activity tools for instructional application. “Mindful Engagement in Reading and Writing”   In this workshop, participants will:

  • draw connections between mindfulness, engagement, and the ELAR classroom.
  • identify mindlessness in reading and writing instruction.
  • understand the role of mindfulness in metacognition and self-monitoring.
  • engage in a mindfulness activity.
  • engage in a mindful writing activity.
  • use a digital interactive tool to support student metacognition.
  We recommend the following Mindful Writing course sequence:
  • Introducing Mindful Writing in the ELAR Classroom (SU2146058)
  • Mindful Engagement in Reading and Writing
  • Mindful Grammar (SU2146057)
  • Curiosity Research (SU2146055)

6-12 ELAR teachers and instructional coaches
Jennifer Hoober
Literacy, Writing, Differentiation, English Language Arts & Reading (ELAR), Instructional Strategies
Online Course, Self-directed

CPE Credits: 3.00  
Registration Closes: 8/1/2022
Starts: 9/10/2021
Ends: 8/19/2022 11:59 pm