Practical tips to mindfulness in the classroom Featuring Athea Davis

Updated: Jun 15

Welcome back, EduMagicians. Today Athea Davis, a health and wellness guru in the classroom, is sharing. She has been a practicing Mindfulness Educator at @KIPP for the past eight years.

She guides people to re-discover their inner spark to feel fully alive. She is also an author, digital course creator, and podcast host of Mindful Living w/Athea. We begin with Athea's teaching story and then motive into the importance of mental wellness during this episode. Join us as we break it all down for you right here! Here we go!

Episode takeaways

Mindfulness - Paying particular attention on purpose with no judgment or expectation. Take in one thing at a time. We need to train ourselves to do this. Go through your five senses when being mindful in your practice. Explore inwardly next - what sessions? Thoughts? Emotions do you notice as a result of the external environment. It allows you to connect to a new world on the inside.

How do we do this?

  • Mindful movement

  • Yoga

  • Meditation

  • Mindful art

Social-emotional learning - SEL needs to be mindfully infused. We need to be internally aware.

  • How are we relating to others?

  • How are others relating to us?

  • Don't go through life on autopilot.

  • Find your awesomesauce!

  • Interview tip! When you are interviewing, ask the district how they address social-emotional learning in the classroom/school/district.


For our college students

  • Have a mindfulness practice in your routine so you can reflect. Be in solitude and silence.

  • Desire + will = results - be intentional with your time.

  • What are you aiming for in your day?


For our new teachers

  • practicing gratitude

  • connections with students, teachers, and other professionals


Resources mentioned in this episode
Connect with Athea

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