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Zelma Wynn Symposium

Mindfulness and the Emotional Art of Teaching: Revitalizing Teaching and Learning
Saturday, October 17, 2015
9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Thank you for a successful Symposium!

At its core, teaching is an emotional practice. The social and emotional dynamics of the classroom play a key role in promoting student learning and fostering prosocial behavior. Drawing upon basic and applied research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology and education, this symposium will provide valuable information about how mindfulness-based approaches can help teachers manage the stressful demands of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize teaching and learning. This information is applicable for both traditional learners and for those who learn differently.

Participants will learn mindful awareness practices for managing stress and promoting wellbeing and will learn how to introduce mindfulness-based practices to their students to support learning. Cutting-edge research on mindfulness in education will be reviewed.

For the agenda and more details, download the 2015 Symposium Brochure.


Early Bird Fee (by 9/25/15) Regular Fee (after 9/25/15)
Parents $35 $50
Educators & Professionals $60 $75
ASHA CEU’s * $30 $30
NASP CPD credit ** $30 $30

*This course is offered for 0.45 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

**The Summit School is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. The Summit School maintains responsibility for the program.


To register online and pay by credit card, please click here.


To register by mail and pay by check, download the brochure and return the registration form to:
The Summit School, 664 Central Avenue East, Edgewater, MD 21037


About the Speaker:

Dr. Patricia (Tish) Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education with a specific emphasis on teacher stress and how it impacts the social and emotional context of the classroom and student well-being and learning. Dr. Jennings led the team that developed CARE for Teachers, a mindfulness-based professional development program for teachers designed to reduce stress and promote improvements in classroom climate and student academic and behavioral outcomes. She has conducted two federally funded studies of CARE. The first demonstrated that CARE improves teachers’ general well-being, health, emotion regulation, efficacy and mindfulness. A study currently underway is also examining CARE’s effects on classroom climate and student academics and behavior. Dr. Jennings is leading the development of the Compassionate Schools Project integrated health curriculum, which is being piloted and evaluated in Louisville, Kentucky. Earlier in her career, Dr. Jennings spent over 22 years as a classroom teacher. Her first book, Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom is part of the Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education and was released in February 2015.

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