CATC Educator Webinar: Mindful Approaches to Teaching and Learning Language: Fostering Peace and Proficiency at the Same Time with Justin Slocum Bailey

WhenFebruary 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact InformationCenter for Middle Eastern Studies
DescriptionTeachers know that stress and anxiety can have serious effects on learning and on teachers' and students' well-being, but we already have so little time with students that taking some to address stress during class seems unthinkable. This session offers a powerful solution: practices for cultivating mindful calm while increasing target-language proficiency at the same time. The main focus is on comprehensible-input-rich mindful listening tasks with a variety of topics at a variety of language levels, with additional activities that foster other elements of proficiency and of mindfulness. Participants in the session will experience the strategies through simulations conducted in English, and explore applications for their classes.

About the presenter: Justin Slocum Bailey (Indwelling Language & TeachHuman) is crazy about helping teachers and learners succeed with less stress and more joy. A veteran language, music, and martial arts teacher raised in Vienna, Austria, he operates Indwelling Language, a treasure trove of resources and low-prep practices for joyful language education, as well as TeachHuman, a collection of courses and resources to help teachers of all subjects not just teach well but also be well. Justin has published several articles on language teaching, creates materials for learners of both modern and classical languages, and consults for schools, districts, publishers, travel companies, and non-profits worldwide. He also speaks about mental health in educational and other settings.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, K-12 Programs, Workshops, International
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