2017 Professional Development Workshop Offerings

Option 1: Why and How Mindfulness Can Transform Education

Marco Photo courtesy of Sergio Guerrero

Mindfulness Meditation can transform Education in very powerful ways. This secular practice of open attention to the present moment has been shown to reduce the stress involved in many aspects of life including teaching and learning. Dr. Mulholland’s interactive presentation introduces basic concepts concerning the field of Mindfulness, and focuses on their connection with Education. During this gathering, the participants experience the benefits of a Mindfulness session that embraces compassionate awareness and focused breathing. All the material is easily adaptable to diverse educational contexts, and various sources are provided to encourage further exploration of this fascinating topic.

This workshop is tailored to the needs of the participants, and it can be as short as 1 hour (introduction), or presented as an in-depth 8 hour experience.

Option 2: Teaching Languages Through Creativity, Drama Techniques, the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and Brain-Based Education.

Brain

These workshops address the importance of incorporating creative strategies in the teaching of English as a foreign language. Dr. Mulholland introduces and leads discussions of pedagogical topics pertaining to creativity in different educational contexts.  In each of the sessions, theory is practiced through engaging hands-on activities that spark the participants’ imagination and renew their passion for teaching and learning.

This workshop is tailored to the needs of the participants, and it can be as short as 1 hour (introduction), or presented as an in-depth 8 hour experience.

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