Changing the Classroom Climate
Once a teacher has practiced, understood and experienced the benefits of meditation for oneself he or she is ready to pass the skills onto his or her classes.
When participants who have learned the SARM™ techniques come together they create a collective atmosphere that is dynamic, creative, intimate, harmonious and developmental.
This workshop focuses on how to introduce SARM™ into a classroom for students. Once students become accustomed to a period of silence and stillness in the classroom many unexpected qualities emerge. Students become more focused, more interested and more co-operative. The normal distractions and harassment that take place between them diminish and sometimes disappear, naturally. The main word is naturally.
The teacher's role changes from being controlling and authoritarian to a flow state.
As a result the class is unified and the brains of the students have become more receptive to learning. Listen to the following interview Lawrence Carroll has with three of his students about this process.
1. EDUCATOR EVALUATION: FORGING COLLEGIAL AFFINITY THROUGH FEEDBACK
2. CREATING SAFE CLASSROOMS: MANAGING STRESS AS A FOUNDATION TO TAKE ACADEMIC RISKS
3.CHANGING THE CLASSROOM CLIMATE: HARMONY IN ACTION
4. MANAGING STRESS: A FOUNDATION FOR SAFE, COLLABORATIVE AND MOTIVATED ENVIRONMENTS
5.THE FIRST FOUR DAYS: SETTING THE STAGE FOR A YEAR OF EASEFUL LEARNING AND DYNAMIC STUDENT PARTICIPATION
6. CALLING OUT THE STUDENTS' POWER: MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH POWERFUL QUESTIONS
"Mr. Carroll is distinguished in my mind, because he has the courage and foresight to fuse the world of public education with the world of mindfulness through meditative and reflective classroom practices.
Mr. Carroll does not hide his creative approaches. He has been active in sharing his creative ideas with his colleagues through professional development workshop presentations. Unlike many teachers that leave education (mentally or physically) or lose their membership as real practitioners in the field, Mr. Carroll is confident and determined to help improve the mindsets of educators and the learning environments for our students. Mr. Carroll’s stamina is evident of a teacher that is a leader." JD - Special Education
"Lawrence Carroll's workshop on personal stress management, which he conducted with my Columbia Grad School class
was a huge success."
Neal Pilson, Columbia University, Former President, CBS Sports