Peace of Mind’s Annual Conference brings educators, mental health practitioners, parents and researchers together for learning and connection.
2021 * 2020 * 2019
January 2021: Supporting Ourselves and Our Students through the Pandemic
January 30, 2021 from 10 am to 12:30 pm on zoom
For the full Conference Video and information about our Speakers, Speakers’ slides, and our conference agenda, please visit our 2021 Conference Page.
January 2020: Breathing is Just the Beginning
Helping Kids Apply Mindfulness to Meet Life’s Challenges with Skill and Compassion * January 25, 2020 * Washington DC
Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Blake, Director of Social and Emotional Learning, District of Columbia Public Schools
Thank you to our sponsors Bullfrog Bagels and Fund for the Future of our Children
We know that mindfulness is helpful to kids in self-regulation, but is this enough? How can we teach mindfulness as a foundation for helping kids to address the challenges they face every day, including disagreements with friends, sibling rivalry, academics, bias, bullying, and injustice? How can we teach mindfulness-based social and emotional learning as a means for kids to achieve their own goals in life and to work for the changes they’d like to see in the world?
Our keynote speaker, Dr. William Blake, Director of Social and Emotional Learning for DC Public Schools, shared with us the approach DCPS is taking to integrating Mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning system-wide in support of student and teacher well-being.
A student panel of Peace of Mind students talked eloquently about how they use mindfulness and conflict resolution skills to address challenges.
Small group workshops focused on Teaching Applied Mindfulness for PreK-Grade 6; A collaborative conversation for Early Childhood Educators; Self-Care for Educators; an Administrator Focused session, and more.
All DCPS Educators were invited to a special post-conference conversation with SEL Specialists Krystal Butler and Bodé Aking to share experiences, best practices and problem-solving relevant to PoM implementation and management within DCPS.
January 2019: Budding Brains
Integrating Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Conflict Resolution for Kids * January 26, 2019 * Washington DC
Conference Keynote by Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, Neuroscientist
Videos filmed and edited by Lisa Luo, Videographer. Thank you Lisa!
You can find additional information about the hows and whys of teaching brain science to kids in our online course called Budding Brains.