97. Inside Sara’s Educalme Classroom: How She Provides all Students with an Inclusive and Caring Learning Community

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Observing and learning from other teachers is an awesome and often underused source of professional development! Learn how Sara Tham, grade 2 French Immersion Teacher has been using the Educalme Classroom social-emotional learning program to provide all students with an inclusive and caring learning community that promotes well-being, risk-taking, and growth. Sara shares so many awesome ideas in this episode that you’ll definitely take into your own classroom!

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In this episode, you’ll learn:
  • Why Sara decided to teach mindfulness in her grade 2 classroom.
  • What her biggest hurdle was when she was just getting started with mindfulness and how she overcame it.
  • How Sara uses the Educalme Classroom SEL and mindfulness program in her classroom.
  • What her favourite Educalme Classroom units are and why.
  • What differences Sara notices in her students from the beginning to the end of the school year with their emotions and their behaviours by practicing mindfulness daily using Educalme Classroom.
  • How mindfulness and SEL has influenced her students’ ability to self-regulate.
  • How Educalme Classroom has supported her as a teacher.
  • How Sara’s teaching has changed since starting to use Educalme Classroom/integrating mindfulness into her classroom?
  • What advice Sara has for teachers that are thinking of starting a mindfulness practice in their classroom.

Read this blog post to learn exactly how to teach mindfulness in the classroom for social-emotional learning.

We’ve created a social-emotional learning resource that makes teaching mindfulness in your classroom as easy as pressing play! It’s called Educalme Classroom and it’s a ready-to-use, daily, bilingual (English and French), social-emotional learning program made by teachers, for teachers.

You can get the first theme of this full-year resource for free by registering for the free trial.


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