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Pediatrician, occasional children's librarian, public health professional and child health advocate, Dr Navsaria practices primary-care pediatrics at a community health center working with under-served populations. He is involved in advocacy training for residents, medical students, and practicing physicians.
Dr Navsaria is strongly engaged with early literacy programs, particularly around ideas of early brain and child development. A dynamic speaker, Dr Navsaria lectures locally, regionally and nationally on early literacy, early brain and child development, child health advocacy and technology.
Teachers are at the heart of education. Yet when teachers are not tending to their own well-being, they are not able to bring all of their gifts and skills into the classroom to support optimal child growth and development. Facilitating a healthy learning environment for children starts with self-care for the caretaker. Mindfulness is one simple practice that supports teacher well-being. This talk explores the concept of mindfulness, presents research supporting it's benefits, and introduces simple practices that can be used both in and out of the classroom to support educator well-being and a healthy classroom climate.
Dr. Ann Brand is a Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Wisconsin-Stout and Program Specialist for Mindfulness Training for Arts Integration Menomonie. She holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with an emphasis on child development and families. Ann is an accredited mindfulness teacher through The Mindfulness Training Institute. She offers professional development for educators in Wisconsin and teaches mindfulness classes in the community in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Early Registration Deadline:
April 1st, 2016