The 5 Myths of Bringing Mindfulness into Schools
Laura Bakosh, PhD & Mark Sikora M.Ed
What You’ll Learn
Learn the 5 major myths to dispel around mindfulness in education
Discover what school wide mindfulness programming can look like and hear from one school’s journey of bringing mindfulness to their students
Hear from a teacher and student perspective on their experience of getting started with mindfulness in the classroom
About Laura Bakosh
Laura Bakosh, Ph.D. is a mindfulness teacher, researcher and co-founder of Inner Explorer, a mindfulness-based social emotional learning (MBSEL) program. She was trained at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts, in the teacher practicum. Inner Explorer's daily audio-guided series is one of the few CASEL approved mindfulness interventions that has published scientific research showing students achieve higher overall GPA as well as higher grades in key subject, including math, have fewer behavior issues AND that teachers experience less stress with a daily minduflness practice.
Learn more about Laura's work at https://innerexplorer.org.
About Mark Sikora
Mark Sikora has been a middle school counselor for 17 years and has held numerous school counseling leadership positions at the local and state levels. In addition to his passion for education and helping students being the best version of themselves, he and his family love travel and adventure. Mark has explored all seven continents, and feels his best learning has come from adversity and diversity. When not exploring new destinations, his wife, two daughters and him can be found on the hiking trails, ski slopes, or running paths around Colorado. He has experienced the profound positive impact of a mindful practice in both his personal and professional life, and hopes to help increase others awareness of the benefits of mindfulness.
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