We met with Dr. MC before the sessions started in the lunch room to go over a general idea of our presentation and meet a few other educators.
We signed in, signed up to present in the first and second sessions on the session board, and settled down to eat and wait for the opening remarks to begin.
We went to our assigned room and began setting up. Teachers slowly trickled in, and after a few had sat down we began.
First, we introduced ourselves to the teachers in the room and Dr. MC gave her speech about education and the importance of "whole child" in addition to "every child." We then talked about what we've done as a team so far, how we started in the first place, and what we hoped to do in the future.
At the front of the room, we set up a table with books that teachers could read or take pictures of to use in their own classrooms - ones such as The Mindful Teen by Dr. Vo and The MindUP Curriculum by the Hawn Foundation.
After, we introduced a few mindfulness strategies that teachers could incorporate into their own classes, such as mindful eating, meditation, and using a glitter jar. We also wrote up addition resources on the board, like Calm.com, our Padlet resource page, and our website.
This presentation was a great success and we were able to spread our message even further! Look on our twitter @nuyu_team for more updates!