Riverside County Office of Education
Mindfulness & SEL – CTI Induction

Mindfulness &
Social and Emotional Learning

Featured Presenter

Dr. Kurt Kowalski

Dr. Kowalski has conducted research in educational assessment, children’s cognitive and social-emotional functioning, and, most recently, mindfulness-based interventions for stress reduction and wellness. Dr. Kowalski has over 25 years of experience in mindfulness-based practices and has studied with teachers throughout the United States and Japan. His current research interests are in the areas of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and mindfulness-based interventions in psychology and education.

Building Resilience and Managing Stress in Difficult Times

Teaching is a challenging occupation and these are difficult times! Participants will learn, and practice, research-based mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies for coping with stress, building resilience, and supporting wellbeing. Some of the practices teachers learn in the session can be adapted to support the Social Emotional Learning and development of their students.

Audience: CTI Induction Coaches and Candidates.

Mindful Self-Compassion for Educators

Teachers are nurturers and caregivers but often forget to care for themselves. Sometimes we can be more critical of ourselves and our own mistakes or “failures” than we would be of a friend or even a stranger. Participants will learn an evidence-based approach to address this inner critic and cultivate healthy self-compassion in order to cope with difficulty, increase wellbeing, reduce “caregiver burnout” and cultivate a kinder and more sustainable approach to meeting work and life challenges. Some of the practices teachers learn in the session can be adapted to support the Social Emotional Learning and development of their students.

Audience: CTI Induction Coaches and Candidates.

Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) for Educators (4 Day Event)

This four session in depth course is geared towards educators and will provide participants with research based knowledge and tools for managing stress, balancing emotions, reducing burnout, and enhancing wellbeing. Research demonstrates that mindfulness and SEL practices are effective at addressing a number of issues, including chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout. Participants will learn mindfulness and SEL principles and practices that can be applied in their daily life to enhance work performance, emotional wellbeing and life satisfaction. Many of the practices teachers learn in the course can be adapted to support the Social Emotional Learning and development of their students.

Audience: CTI Induction Coaches and Candidates.

Register below:

4 Day Series

10/28/2021
11/4/2021
11/11/2021
11/18/2021

4 Day Series

3/24/2022

3/31/2022

4/7/2022

4/14/2022

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Promoting Self-regulation and Mental Wellness: Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
for Students

School requires a lot from students, and so does life! Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) can help students meet these demands and become resilient effective learners. In this interactive session you will learn Mindfulness and SEL practices that can help students develop self-awareness and self-regulation skills that will help them learn to manage their own behavior and become successful happy learners.

Audience: CTI Induction Coaches and Candidates.

Mindsets: Shaping Student Beliefs to Increase Engagement and Learning

Research demonstrates that how students think about their own abilities and capacity for growth influences how they approach learning tasks and important features of learning like effort, challenge, failure, and feedback.  In this interactive session you will learn ways to shape students’ beliefs about ability and learning that can increase their motivation and engagement and help them become effective resilient learners.

Audience: CTI Induction Coaches and Candidates.