Alan Brown, Cornell Carelock, and Kory O'Rourke
Mindful Schools Teachers Panel – What is a Mindful Classroom?
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What You'll Learn
Hear from 4 different educators from Mindful Schools about the power in resourcing themselves with a strong mindfulness practice
Learn simple practices that you can bring into any classroom, and explore the differences between “doing mindfulness” and “being mindful”
Hear practical advice for approaching the biggest challenges you might face as you introduce mindfulness to students
About Alan Brown
Alan Brown is a Lead Teacher and Curriculum Designer for Mindful Schools' flagship training program, the Mindful Teacher Certification Program. Through his consulting firm, Learning to Thrive, he is a frequent speaker and presenter to schools and districts on mindfulness and positive education. A teacher and school administrator for over 15 years, Alan also runs the mindfulness and experiential programs for Grace Church School in New York City. In addition to his work in education, Alan is an advocate for mindfulness to the Tourette Syndrome community and is currently collaborating with Massachusetts General Hospital and Bowdoin College to assess the efficacy of mindfulness-based treatment for Tourette Syndrome and tics.
About Cornell Carelock
Cornell Carelock also known as Lord Judah is a mindfulness practitioner and instructor, professional artist, teacher, and student of comics, creative writing, music production, and music culture. He has worked along with many civic-based organizations, schools, and community groups, regarding Social Justice and Social Action and Continues to develop creative strategies for translating positive proactive messaging into his Art and Art workshops. He utilizes the practice of mindfulness and heart-based meditation to stay grounded in his service to humanity to allow all participants to receive the most from the space that he creates for them. Through a unique blend of all his learned techniques and strategies, he has developed a self-healing instructional program he calls "True He (ART) Academy". It is Judah's mission to be a leader in mindfulness and arts integration, and influence those from his generation to take a deeper look into how art, but more specifically music has an impact our mental health.
About Kory O'Rourke
Kory has been a public high school teacher and school leader for over a decade, and sees her work as the Mindful Schools Head of Program as the perfect place to bring her passion for mindfulness, social justice, social-emotional learning and wellness for all humans (especially those in schools), the pursuit of equity, and the support of communities as they work to break free from systems of oppression. Kory continues to be privileged to work in classrooms - learning with and from her students at the University of San Francisco as an adjunct professor within the Undergraduate Teacher Education Center. In the little free time that she has, you can find her reading, embroidering, walking her two misbehaved dogs for long walks on Ocean Beach, and spending time with two children.
About Megan Sweet
Dr. Megan Sweet is the Director of Training at Mindful Schools where she oversees the development and facilitation of all of their courses. Megan comes to Mindful Schools with 25 years of experience in education, including classroom teaching, school administration, and district leadership. Megan also brings more than two decades of mindfulness practice. Her blend of experience enables Megan to bring the two worlds together in a way that is meaningful to Mindful Schools' participants and impactful to the educational contexts where they work. In addition to her duties at Mindful Schools, Megan is an author and host of two podcasts related to mindfulness and education.