Taking Care: Integrating Wellness into the Classroom, Venet & Crotty, Summer 2021
||EDU 5515 C18
||Alex Shevrin-Venet & Carolyn Crotty
|Dates and Times:
||July 5 to August 13 (6 weeks) asynchronous with 3 live zooms on July 12, 26 and August 8th from 7-8:30pm
||3 graduate credits
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As teachers, how do we foster wellness for ourselves and our students in ways that are authentic and meaningful? What does it mean to integrate wellness into our core academic content? And how do we do all this with equity at the center?
In this course, educators will blend reflection, exploration and research to develop an understanding of how to practice and teach wellness. To begin the course, students explore dimensions of wellness through experiential activities, and discuss theory and philosophy of the role of wellness in education. Each week in Canvas, students will engage with readings, resources and activities to dive deeper into theory and practice of wellness, with a focus on how wellness can support academic achievement and growth. The course concludes with a project in which participants share their learning and create personalized action plans for the upcoming school year. We’ll engage with rich texts and resources, with a focus on equity, trauma-informed education, and a holistic approach to teaching.
Teachers can expect to leave the course with a fuller and more complex understanding of wellness in education, along with practical ways to integrate wellness into their practice.
Audience: All educators
Recognize the importance of wellbeing for educator efficacy and student success. Participants will develop their understanding of wellness practices for themselves and will identify ways to implement wellness strategies in their classrooms.
- Reflect on their own wellness habits/routines
- Explore ways to support educator development of wellness in many realms (social, emotional, physical, etc.)
- Develop strategies for fostering wellness among students, connected to educator’s content area/role
- Understand the connection between academic success and wellness
- Identify 3-5 strategies for fostering wellness in self and students to implement in the fall.
Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky Amazon link
Supplemental texts will be posted on Canvas.
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