Mindfulness in Education

The road to learning

mIndfulness

Conferences always get my mind thinking in divergent ways. So some groundwork to lay for this post.  Mindfulness…is the new catch phrase in education; however, I hope people don’t dismiss it as such.  I am not one to jump on the education trendy bandwagon.  Yet, I see value in this new conversation, if we take pause and embrace it correctly. 

Mindfulness…what is it?  This is a question I have been seeking to truly understand personally and professionally.   Do a google search for it’s meaning and:

1.the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.

2.a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

So how does this all related to education…funnily enough it seems to relate a lot for I am having separate…

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 20 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at Eagle Hill-Southport for over eleven years, as well as currently serving as Director of Technology. She utilizes her educational training and love of technology to engage students with learning disabilities in building their skills and finding success. Sharon is the co-author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities. She was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development. She has presented at Everyone Reading, EdRev, Edscape, ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), and New York Chapter of ALTA (Academic Language Trainers Association), as well as at several EdCamps, on using technology to empower the dyslexic learner. Sharon is the 2015-2017 chair of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology. Additionally, she hosts a podcast for Bam Radio Network on Learning Differently bringing together the voices of those working in the many aspects of special education. Sharon is a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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