Classroom Management and Mindfulness

Mindfulness practices to support effective classroom management and educator stress management
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Our online EDUC 665 Classroom Management and Mindfulness course will give you research-based strategies to implement mindfulness in the classroom as well as support educator well-being.

You will learn to strengthen your classroom management skills and minimize and prevent behavioral issues using mindfulness practices both in and out of the classroom.

Our Classroom Management and Mindfulness course includes how to:

  • Integrate mindful practices and improve your students’ social-emotional learning, self-regulation, motivation, and academic performance.
  • Improve class climate while reducing test anxiety and bullying.
  • Apply mindfulness to student-teacher interpersonal communication.
  • Develop mindful approaches to the organization of space, routines, and procedures at all grade levels.
  • Learn mindfulness tools for both personal and professional use.

You will choose a topic for your final project that relates to your classroom/school. For example, explore using mindful practices for students with ADHD or focus your project to assist your administrator with evidenced-based school-wide initiatives for mindfulness programs. 

Online Course
Three semester hours of graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Ann Brand

Fall: September 21 - November 13, 2020
Tuition: $466 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,398 for a three-credit course)
Fall Tuition Due - October 14, 2020

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

We invite you to enroll in our Classroom Management and Mindfulness course to meet your professional development goals if you need a license renewal, graduate credits, or just a refresher course.

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. 

Our online Classroom Management and Mindfulness course allows you to complete your weekly assignments as they best fit your schedule. All discussion postings and projects are submitted online.

Mindfulness for Educators - Video by instructor Dr. Ann Brand

Our students include:

  • Elementary, middle school and high school educators
  • Guidance counselors
  • Special education teachers
  • School library media specialists
  • Principals
  • School social workers
  • Those working with incarcerated youth outside of traditional K-12 education
How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

UW-Stout reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Paperback to Purchase and E-Textbooks

Paperback to purchase:

Rick Smith, R., and Dearborn, G. (2016). Conscious Classroom Management Second Edition. Fairfax, CA: Conscious Teaching LLC.
ISBN: 978-0979635595

E-textbooks will be provided when you log in to the course. You may open the e-textbooks to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

Jennings, P. (2015). Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN: 978-0-393-70807

Goleman, D. (2011). The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights. Florence, MA.: More than Sound.  ISBN: 978-1-934-441152

If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from amazon.com as a new or used paperback.

Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

Our Students Say...

"The community of learners was a welcome surprise: we consoled each other with shared frustrations and lifted each other up with powerful insights."

"The best thing about this course though was the ease in asking questions and receiving quick feedback responses from the instructor that were encouraging and thoughtful."

"The mindfulness practices were meaningful and can be applied to both my personal and professional life today!"

"This course was the encouragement and gentle direction I needed at exactly the right time; in the midst of winter and the end of a grueling grading period."