Classes and Offerings

Classes offered through Rochester Public Schools in Rochester, Minnesota, on PDExpress to district employees:

Mindfulness for Educators and Students:  August 21 for Back to School week: 8-11 AM, Century High School Forum

Mindful Wednesdays:  8 sessions, every other Wednesday, 4:15-5:00, Room 332 at Kellogg Middle School, starts September 19

Mindful Wednesdays will focus on teacher well-being, stress reduction, and positive connection with other educators. Each class will consist of guided mindfulness practice and time for discussion about how we can apply the practice to our personal and professional lives. You can come once, every time, or anything in between.

Mindfulness Book Study:  8 sessions, every other Wednesday, 4:15-5:15, Room 332 at Kellogg Middle School, starts September 26

This is a book study on Mindfulness for Teachers:  Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom by Patricia A. Jennings.  Participants will read a chapter for each session, and there will be a facilitated discussion and activities based on the reading.

“Mindfulness for Teachers is based upon the author’s extensive experience as a mindfulness practitioner, teacher, teacher educator and scientist. Drawing upon basic and applied research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology and education, the book offers valuable information about how mindfulness can help teachers manage the stressful demands of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize teaching and learning.”  (from Amazon)