Wed, Nov. 6, 2019, 4:00 PM – Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 6:00 PM PDT

Wishing to inspire students to write? Wanting to provide more authentic writing tasks? This workshop series will include demonstration lessons from my forthcoming book, Hand on the Heart: Inspiring Authentic Writing through Mindfulness and Poetry. The curriculum follows the emotional arc of the school year from the excitement in September through the depths of November to the renewed intentions in January and the celebrations of post-SBAC testing in May. It’s designed to help young people develop their writing skills and deepen their relationships with themselves, their peers, and YOU.

Each lesson introduces a new mindfulness concept and provides a script for a short guided awareness practice paired with a poem that reinforces the theme. Listening activities and extensive scaffolding support students to appreciate the artistry of the works and create their own poem or personal narrative.

Taking the time to practice mindfulness and reflect on our own lives will prepare us to be more empathetic and compassionate with our students. Let’s try out these lessons together! Digital copies will be provided.

No class on Nov. 27.