Beyond Content: Cultivating Presence in Learning Relationships
****Early Bird Registration Tickets available through January 18th, 2017---Space is Limited****
As an adult when you think back to your own meaningful relationships with teachers, it is often the teacher’s warmth and care that you remember over the content of what was taught in the classroom. Given that all learning and development occurs within relationships-- the practice and cultivation of compassionate and intentional care is paramount in developing these formative relationships with the whole child.
The continued trend and focus in education on what to teach far too often undermines how and why we teach. This trend gives primacy to content of curriculum over the creativity of learning and teaching. This trend puts educators at risk for forgetting the true curriculum is the living and breathing experience between teacher and student.
This professional development conference for educators aims to support and bring forth the importance and the power of cultivating presence within pedagogical relationships.
These workshops are intended to support the remembering of human relationships within education over the focus on content heavy curriculum that permeates education today. The workshops include evidence-based and age old practices from the fields of humane education, narrative medicine, nursing, drama therapy, creative arts, social work, and mind-body medicine.
The workshops will provide educators with a deepening of reflective practices through the use of mindfulness-based practices, close reading exercises, deep listening, and embodied and reflective writing. The workshops will place much emphasis on movement and learning, emotional balance for personal and professional self-care as methods to strengthen attunement within the teacher-student relationships.
(Please secure your spot-Limited Tickets)
Project Presence Information Session Free (RSVP required if you are not attending the whole conference)
March 24th, 2016 @ 6:30p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Are you looking for ways to improve school climate and enhance social and emotional resources for your teachers, students, and community?
Project Presence invites you to an information session of the Project Presence Social and Emotional Learning Program for Schools and Educators.
Project Presence is a not-for-profit organization that aims to support educational systems in developing and enhancing social and emotional resources of teachers, administrators, and students. Project Presence utilizes age-old evidence based practices that are grounded in contemporary neuroscience research. These practices are known to cultivate resilience, compassion, and critical thinking abilities in both individuals and groups and in turn improve social relationships and student test scores. Specific practices are derived from mindfulness, yoga, integrative nutrition, and movement for health and wellness.
This information session is part of the educator conference Beyond Content: Cultivating Presence in Learning Relationships. This program will highlight feasibility and efficacy for implementation as well as ways to integrate social emotional learning into your already existing education framework.
We look forward to meeting you and working together in supporting the whole person.
Spaces are limited RSVP is necessary to attend. If you are interested please register on this page.
Beyond Content Workshops
The individual workshops will be shared in the upcoming weeks. Below is a short list of topics that will be covered.
Interpersonal Neurbiology of Trauma and Trauma Informed Care for Educators
Photography and Imagery in the Classroom for Self-Discovery
Student Somatic-based complaints and Mind-body Interverntions for School Nurses (CEU offered for Nurses)
Yoga Informed Practices for Student Emotion Regulation
Mindful Arts Techniques: Creative Approaches To Cultivating Presence In Learning
Mirror Neurons, Empathy, and Movement for Whole Person Development
Restorative Justice Approaches for Conflict Resolution in Schools
Qigong Informed Practices for Teacher-Student Attunment
Mindfulness-Based Approaches for Stress-reduction and Resilience
Food and Mood and Child Development
Integrative Approaches to Nutritional Self-Care