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BCS 2018 Mindfulness in

Education Conference 

Saturday May 5, 2018 8:00 am

Conference Hosted by Buncombe County Schools 

Location: Nesbitt Discovery Academy 

There is now a significant body of scientific evidence, and substantial local experience, that mindfulness practice decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, improves interpersonal relationships, strengthens compassion, and offers a host of other benefits. Mindfulness training may be a simple-to-learn, low-cost, long-term lever which positively impacts attention, cognition, emotion, physiology, and behavior.


Join education professionals and interested community members from a wide array of schools, districts, and communities around our region to explore how evidenced-based, secular mindfulness is benefitting students and educators. Learn more about what mindfulness is (and is not) in an educational context, and hear about lessons learned in classrooms and schools. Be part of this vibrant, intentional community of participants who care about students and educators, and believe mindfulness could be an important part of their safety, learning, and thriving.  

BCS Mindfulness in Education Conference Agenda

Sat. May 5, 2018 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Time                        Activity

8:00 AM                   Registration, Connection & "Mind Your Body" Activity Tables

8:25 AM                   Opening Practice

8:35 AM                   Welcome 

8:45 AM                   Mindfulness in Education & Our Community

9:30 AM                   Mindful Movement

9:40 AM                   Transition & Connection

9:50 AM                   Break Out Session (Choose One)

                                             2A: Courageous Schools: How Mindfulness Supports Social Emotional Learning

                                             2B: Mindfulness in Health, Well-Being & Performance

                                             2C: Creating a Safe Container: Mindfulness & Classroom Management

                                             2D: Mindful Movement in the Classroom (All Grades) 

10:50 AM                  Transition & Connection

11:00 AM                  Bringing Mindfulness to Asheville Middle School: Lessons from Year 1 of a School-Wide                                                    Implementation

12:00 PM                  Conference Wrap-Up & Closing Practice

Conference Details...


8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Location (Map):

Nesbitt Discovery Academy

175 Bingham Road

Asheville, NC 28806


Seating is register in the present moment ;-) 



No charge if you register before 12:00 pm May 4

All Others $10 due the morning of the conference.

CEU Credits:

BCS employees will receive .4 CEU hours through MyLearningPlan.  

Upon request, all other education professionals will receive a certificate of attendance.

For additional information:

Deb Luckett - BCS Student Services - Email  (828) 255- 5291

 Scott MacGregor Asheville Mindful Living - Email 828-551-1142

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