Seminar Detail

Integration of Mindfulness in the Classroom

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

As an educator do you often feel that you are just trying to “get through the day”? That you are completely stressed out because you are spread too thin? Do you feel that your students are in a constant state of anxiety and dysregulation? This is how I felt too – until I implemented a simple mindfulness program in my classroom. Let me share with you my tools and techniques.

Attend this seminar and learn how to use mindfulness to reconnect your mind and body while at the same time improving attention and self-regulation in your students. Through the three-step framework of Pause – Shift – Be, you will learn how mindfulness is an effective intervention for both teachers and students. You will walk away with dozens of practical tools that you can integrate immediately in your classroom to decrease stress and promote self-regulation, learning readiness and a positive peaceful classroom environment.

Throughout this interactive and experiential workshop, we will use sharing, pairs, small groups, games, mindfulness practices, interactive handouts, stories, and humor along with some didactic teaching to help deepen your understanding of mindfulness and how it can be integrated into your classroom. You will see how easy it is to create a more harmonious, learning friendly classroom!
  1. Outline 3 ways stress impacts learning.
  2. List tools to help stabilize the nervous system for both students and teachers.
  3. Discuss the 5 essential components of mindfulness and how they relate to teaching.
  4. Outline the 3 primary results of a mindfulness program in the classroom.
  5. Describe the 3-phase approach that will shift your experience in the classroom.
  6. List at least 8 new strategies to implement with your students.
  7. Explain how the educator is the main intervention in the classroom.


Renee Metty, M.Ed Special Education, M.Ed Early Childhood, MSCI, is the founder and facilitator of With Pause and The Cove School, organizations providing mindfulness education to children, as well as training for the professionals and parents who care for them. She has studied with the Mindful Schools leaders as well as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Amy Saltzman and Susan Kaiser Greenland. She continues to develop her own learning of mindfulness, compassion and coaching with a strong interest in how stress is held in the body and ways to release it.

Renee’s background in business, early childhood and special education are a strong foundation in the work she does. Her work with children and adults is nationally recognized and leaves a big impact. Over the past 20+ years, she has created innovative ways to work with children, adults and organizations. Recognized for her practical and inspirational presentation as well as her approachable style, Renee speaks and trains regularly at schools and conferences around the country in the fields of education and counseling. She completed her mindfulness training through Mindful Schools and is working toward her Somatic Experiencing Certification as well as Executive Coaching Certification. Renee practices daily mindfulness and meditation as well as attends several silent retreats throughout the year.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Renee Metty is the founder and has an employment relationship with the Cove School and With Pause. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Renee Metty has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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