What is mindfulness? How can it be helpful in creating space and structure conducive to learning and living? What are the benefits of mindfulness?

During this session, we will reflect on what mindfulness practices work for us, and how we can we get grounded.

We will discuss planning and action steps around developing student strategies related to getting grounded and ready to learn, providing them with opportunities for mindfulness.
Middle School Guidance Counsellor
Laura D’Angelo is a Middle School guidance counsellor at an independent school in Toronto. As part of her role, she delivers engaging lessons around cultivating wellbeing within the classroom. Prior to this, she worked as an elementary classroom teacher for 10 years. Laura graduated with a Master of Education degree from OISE’s Applied Psychology and Human Development department with a focus on girls’ education and the development of the self. Laura is passionate about inspiring students to live reflectively and creatively by following their passions and their respective paths. Laura has recently published a book entitled A Month of Mindful Moments: A guidebook and journal for girls, filled with strategies and ideas that can be incorporated into a classroom context, as well as used independently by children aged 8-13, in small groups or at home.