For Educators

Events for teachers and educators, and education students

"Teach, Breathe, Learn" by Meena Srinivasan

Event date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:30pm

Bank Street Bookstore welcomes international educator Meena Srinivasan to the store to discuss and sign her new book, Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom, on Saturday, November 8th at 2:30 pm.

Education may be one of the hardest professions. Balancing students’ needs with the demands of the curriculum can be exhausting, and worse, demoralizing. Meena Srinivasan knows this well. She's taught grades 6-12 for a decade in Brazil, India and the United States.

After a retreat with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Meena discovered the power of mindfulness, and in her new book, she demonstrates how effective a tool it can be in the classroom. Filled with stories of the challenges she personally faced, as well as testimonials from students, colleagues, and parents, Teach, Breathe, Learn helps teachers to develop compassion and to be able to shift from reacting to responding to demands. It offers techniques for cultivating loving kindness and seeing students, colleagues, and parents as oneself, as well as provides a complete curriculum including lesson plans, diagrams, and handouts that will allow teachers to incorporate mindfulness into their own classrooms.

Teach, Breathe, Learn is a practical guide helping teachers find their own unique path to deeper fulfillment and efficacy first in their own lives and then in their work. Meena is a precious ambassador of mindfulness, concretely showing us how to bring mindfulness to the 'front lines' of the classroom, the staffroom, and all throughout our day.
-Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

This book makes mindfulness accessible for teachers everywhere and is a great resource for sharing mindfulness with young people.  It is a helpful tool for parents and educators of all backgrounds.
-Congressman Tim Ryan, A Mindful Nation

Meena Srinivasan, M.A. is a National Board Certified teacher who currently works for the Oakland Unified School District’s Social Emotional Learning & Leadership Development Team. Meena is a student of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Thich Nhat Hanh, and was involved in the creation of his bestselling book Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. She’s a Registered Yoga Teacher, serves on the Board of Directors of the Mindfulness in Education Network, and is a recipient of the 2014 Hemera Foundation Contemplative Education Fellowship.

Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and Out of the Classroom Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781937006747
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Parallax Press - September 9th, 2014

Story Hour Boot Camp

Event date: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:00am
 

 

In honor of Universal Pre-K for New York City, Bank Street Bookstore is offering Story Hour Boot Camp, a series of training workshops in children’s read-aloud literature and performance, taught by award-winning children’s bookseller-performer Andrew Laties, and the storytellers at Bank Street Bookstore’s famed Daily Story Hour.

Boot campers will:

• Learn performance tips and techniques for working with young children
• Explore read-aloud-friendly picture books and identify those that fit well within their performance style
• Have the chance to put their skills into action by reading a story at one of our story hours
• Get feedback about their performance from the teacher and class members 

Pre-K teachers, librarians and parents alike are invited to register in advance for any and all of these dynamic workshops, to be held Tuesday, July 15 through Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9am to 12pm. 

The workshops will cost $25 per session, and $60 for all three. Class size is limited to seven students. Refreshments will be served.

Want to attend but short of funds? Schloarships are available.

Call 212-678-1654 to register. 
 

Story Hour Boot Camp

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 9:00am

In honor of Universal Pre-K for New York City, Bank Street Bookstore is offering Story Hour Boot Camp, a series of training workshops in children’s read-aloud literature and performance, taught by award-winning children’s bookseller-performer Andrew Laties, and the storytellers at Bank Street Bookstore’s famed Daily Story Hour.

Boot campers will:

• Learn performance tips and techniques for working with young children
• Explore read-aloud-friendly picture books and identify those that fit well within their performance style
• Have the chance to put their skills into action by reading a story at one of our story hours
• Get feedback about their performance from the teacher and class members 

Pre-K teachers, librarians and parents alike are invited to register in advance for any and all of these dynamic workshops, to be held Tuesday, July 15 through Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9am to 12pm. 

The workshops will cost $25 per session, and $60 for all three. Class size is limited to seven students. Refreshments will be served.

Want to attend but short of funds? Schloarships are available.

Call 212-678-1654 to register.

 
   

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