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Creating Classroom Conditions for Stress-Free Teaching and Learning

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Facilitator(s): Matt Mitschke
Date:November 02, 2017
Time:9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-MH-124

Target Audience

All Teachers, Grades K-6

About this learning opportunity

Teaching is hard work. With busy days, active students, and jam-packed schedules, it can be difficult for teachers to find time for wellness; but making wellness a priority can create a positive classroom community.

The first part of this workshop will explore practical ways of maintaining good personal health, managing stress, and creating a healthy and vibrant workplace that will prepare you to teach at your best. But when teachers are ready to teach, students must also be ready to learn. The second part of this workshop will explore strategies, tools and resources for enhancing wellness in your classroom.

Come and discover how to help all students feel welcomed, cared for, supported, safe, and ready to learn. We will discuss how practices such as establishing daily routines, stating clear expectations, and design of the learning environment can all influence student success.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Matt Mitschke is a Health Promotion Coordinator (HPC) with the Alberta Health Services Healthy Children and Youth Team in Edmonton. HPCs support school jurisdictions across Alberta to create healthy school communities through a Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach; an evidence-based approach for improving health and learning outcomes. Matt has a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Lethbridge, where he focused on applied public health and population health promotion. Matt has experience in vaccine-preventable disease surveillance, indigenous health promotion and school health promotion. He is an energetic and passionate health promoter, with over five years of experience facilitating school health promotion in Alberta. In his spare time, Matt enjoys cooking, travelling, as well as fixing and riding bicycles.

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