Yoga and Mindfulness Classes for My School Community
I need to become a certified yoga instructor through Breathe For Change in order to provide my students and their families with access to yoga classes.
This project expired on April 30, 2018.
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My students are English language learners, and most of them are newcomers to the US. They mostly speak Chinese, Spanish, and Korean, and they come from very diverse backgrounds. I spend a lot of class time building relationships with my students, and I enforce the importance of building a strong classroom community.
I have recently started to realize the impact that a focus on social-emotional learning can have on my students and their families.
I incorporate brain breaks into my lessons to give students a chance to rest throughout the day. I also communicate regularly with my students' families to collaborate on ways to support kids in the classroom and at home.
When I first began my teaching career, I also started regularly practicing yoga. I've seen the impact it has made in my life, and I want to share what I have learned with my school community.
Becoming a certified yoga instructor through Breathe For Change's teacher training program will allow me to return to my school this fall ready to lead yoga and wellness classes for my students and their families.
I will lead a yoga class during the school day that will reach 120 students by the end of the first year. I will also use the strategies and skills I learn during this training with the 60 students I teach next year, and I will offer a weekly after school or evening class for 30 students and their families.
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