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Fund for Teachers Awards Grant to Emmett O’Brien Teachers

Monday, April 17, 2017

 

                   Fund for Teachers Awards Grant to Emmett O’Brien Teachers

 

Fund for Teachers has awarded Emmett O’Brien Technical High School teachers a grant to attend the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York July 23 –July 28th 2017 to attend a conference called, Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training. The  $4800.00 grant award called   “Mindful Teachers” will allow team leader Mary Parady, EL & Language Arts Teacher and team members, Francesca Ford, English Teacher and Diane Salmeri, Hairdressing and Cosmetology Teacher the opportunity to learn, explore and research effective techniques into the way of mindful education and to introduce and implement mindfulness into the academic and trade areas.  Schools worldwide are turning to mindfulness and social and emotional learning as antidotes to rising stress,and attention deficit. Research shows that students and teachers in school systems that have adopted mindfulness are happier, more focused, more compassionate, emotionally regulated and less impacted by stress.

Daniel Rechtschaffen, Morris E. Ervin Jr. and Rachel Brown will lead the conference.  

Fund for Teachers supports educators' efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. By trusting teachers to design unique fellowships, Fund for Teachers grants validate teachers' professionalism and leadership, as well. Since 2001, Fund for Teachers has invested $22 million in nearly 6,000 teachers, transforming grants into growth for teachers and their students.

 

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