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Making Classroom Management Magic
You are a star. While you may have forgotten this truth about who you are, the students you teach have not. Though the behaviors your students demonstrate may not always reflect their highest regard for you, themselves, or learning in the classroom, here is the truth: children and adolescents see the teachers and caregivers in their lives as the gateway to “magic”, fun and a more vibrant life. The content you teach or the role you play in a child’s life may vary, but our kids look to us for those magical inner resources we are all born with: the capacity to love and be free. When educators fail to embody these essential qualities in our teaching, we lose our kids attention (and respect) and become less effective teachers.
Making Classroom Management Magic is an introductory course that will connect you more fully to who you are meant to be as a teacher: grounded, powerful, skillful, and in love with your students and the empowering content you teach.
This webinar is appropriate for educators of all kinds. It offers a practical approach to classroom management that transforms the notion of classroom challenges and breakdowns (that are a natural part of teaching and group learning) into opportunities to deepen connections and grow. The playful and compassionate strategies learned in this course will support you to pre-empt potential learning distractions by tapping into your star power as a teacher that brings forth the magic in your students, and by creating rich, relevant and student-centered content that is accessible to your kids.
Participants in the webinar will:
- Re-vision and clarify an inspiring intention for your teaching that enhances student learning
- Learn practices that empower students to listen, pay attention, stay engaged and learn
- Explore compassionate and playful strategies for handling day-to-day classroom challenges
- Learn best practices for establishing loving, trusting relationships between you and among your students
- Explore strategies for creating safe classroom structure yet foster wonder, fun, and freedom in yourself and your students
Meet Your Trainer:
Crystal McCreary is a former elementary school teacher and has taught yoga and mindfulness since 2007. She is committed to creating and holding safe spaces for youth and adults to connect, heal, learn, and build resilience and equity in a world that often takes relentless hold of our bodies, minds, and hearts. Crystal supports organizations, individuals and groups through professional development workshops, trainings, yoga classes and lovingly curated yoga and wellness retreats internationally. Her teaching features embodied healing modalities including: yoga, mindfulness, restorative yoga, discussion, reflection, ritual, and also emphasizes the importance of self-care and sustainability as the gateway to social justice and community healing in the world. Crystal’s aim is to make yoga and mindfulness inclusive and adaptive, trauma-informed and accessible for all. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an ERYT500 and RCYT. Crystal also serves on the Yoga Alliance Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Advisory Committee for the upcoming revised Yoga Alliance teacher training standards. She has been featured in Lauren Lipton’s Yoga Bodies Book, Mantra Yoga + Health magazine, Elephant Journal, Race & Yoga, the UC Berkeley online academic journal, Shondaland.com, and contributes regularly to numerous blogs and podcasts. Crystal studied African and African American studies at Stanford University and acting as part of The American Conservatory Theater MFA program before arriving in New York in 2004. She lives in New York City and occasionally moonlights as an actor on film or television. To learn more about Crystal visit www.crystalmccrearyyoga.comRead More