Mindfulness Expert Tim Burns at ISD

posted Jan 10, 2017, 3:46 AM by Kayla BISHOP

Dear ISD Parents, 


We are Thrilled to announce that next week, January 18th-20th, mindfulness expert Tim Burns will be on campus to speak with our grade 2-12 students on Mindfulness and the Developing Brain. 


Before Mr. Burns moved into his role as professional development specialist, he was a high school teacher, counselor, and university professor. He has presented to over 3,000 schools, professional organizations, businesses and agencies across the America's, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 


ISD High School Counselor, Kayla Bishop, had the opportunity to attend several of Mr. Burn's presentations at a Professional Development conference in 2015. Through the ISD Innovation Grant, the ISD Counseling Team, with support of the Physical Education department, was able to bring Mr. Burns to ISD to further educate our community of students, parents, and teachers on mindfulness exercises aimed at reducing stress, and promoting psychological well-being and physical health. 


On Wednesday, Mr. Burns will speak with our middle school students for two 75 minute sessions, On Thursday he will see our high school students for two 75 minute sessions, and on Friday he will visit with students in grades 2-5 and deliver one 45 minute session per grade. We encourage you to speak with your students about mindfulness and what they learned through these sessions. 


All ISD parents are invited to attend a parent session on Friday, January 20th from 8:30am to 10:30am in the conference room of the administration building. 


You can access more information about Tim Burns and his workshops at www.timburnseducare.com


For more information on mindfulness and it's benefits, please see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition


For further readings about mindfulness and why we think this is a great initiative to support ISD's social emotional learning program please see the online article How Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning Can Work Together. http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_social_emotional_learning_and_mindfulness_can_work_together


Remember to mark your calendars with the following:


What: Mindfulness and the Developmental Brain Parent Session

When: Friday January 20th 2017, 8:30am-10:30am

Where: ISD Conference Room, Administration Building


ISD Counseling Team