Classroom Management and Mindfulness

EDUC 665 Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management
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Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Ann Brand
Not Offered Summer 2019

Fall: September 23 - November 15, 2019
Tuition: $452 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,356 per course)
Fall Tuition Due - October 2019

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

What You Will Learn

Strategies to minimize and prevent classroom and behavior management problems.

Mindfulness for Educators - Video by Dr. Ann Brand, instructor

Our Students Include:

  • Elementary, middle school, and high school educators
  • Guidance counselors
  • Special education teachers
  • School library media specialists
  • Principals
  • School social workers
  • Those working with incarcerated youth outside of traditional K-12 education

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. 

Enroll in this course to meet your goals for

  • professional development
  • license renewal
  • continuing education refresher course
  • graduate credits/electives
  • transfer the credit to another university
Course Description

Research-based strategies to improve class climate that integrate Mindful practices and improve students’ social-emotional learning, self-regulation, motivation and academic performance while reducing test anxiety and bullying. Mindful approaches applied to student-teacher interpersonal communication and to the organization of space, routines, and procedures at all grade levels.

How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Paperback to Purchase and e-Textbooks

Purchase the paperback:

Rick Smith, R., and Dearborn, G. (2016). Conscious Classroom Management Second Edition. Fairfax, CA: Conscious Teaching LLC.
ISBN: 978-0979635595

E-textbooks will be provided when you log in to the course.

Jennings, P. (2015). Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 978-0-393-70807

Goleman, D. (2011). The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights. Florence, MA.: More than Sound.  ISBN: 978-1-934-441152

You may open the e-books to read online from your laptop or desktop, an iPad, Kindle Fire or using Chrome as the browser on a fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

Our Students Say

"The community of learners was a welcome surprise: we consoled each other with shared frustrations and lifted each other up with powerful insights."

"The best thing about this course though was the ease in asking questions and receiving quick feedback responses from the instructor that were encouraging and thoughtful."

"The mindfulness practices were meaningful and can be applied to both my personal and professional life today!"

"This course was the encouragement and gentle direction I needed at exactly the right time (in the midst of winter and the end of a grueling grading period)."

No travel to campus - 100% Online
  • Participate 24/7 from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.