Building resilient classrooms in 2024: Mindfulness, movement and beating burnout [Webinar Recording]

In this webinar we were welcomed by Michelle Faber, CEO of Little Yogis. Little Yogis is at the forefront of revolutionizing early childhood education, equipping childcare programs with invaluable tools for enhancing well-being, emotional resilience and mental health in young children. In this webinar we dove into strategies that nurture resilience in classrooms, and how educators can bring more movement and mindfulness into their daily lesson plans.

🎤Our Special Guests:

Michelle Faber – CEO and Founder of Little Yogis

Michelle Faber is the Founder and CEO of Busy Minds Ed. And Little Yogis Academy. A passionate advocate for children’s mental health and well-being, she left a successful corporate marketing career to create an enrichment program that would provide kids with the tools to thrive. In 2019, Michelle founded Little Yogis Academy, a mobile yoga and mindfulness program for childcares, gaining recognition for its innovative approach. Her dedication to emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and well-being has made it a trusted resource. She also created Busy Minds Inc., expanding her impact by bringing mindful practices to K-8 schools, supporting student well-being and academic success. Michelle is a sought-after speaker and advocate for mindfulness and yoga in education, collaborating with experts in the field. Her visionary leadership continues to inspire and transform children’s lives nationwide, making her a true trailblazer in children’s well-being and holistic education.

🧪Key takeaways from Michelle!

  • Resilience in early childhood education refers to the ability of children to adapt positively to various challenges, changes, and adversities they may encounter.
  • The three key aspects of emotional resilience are; emotional regulation, social competence, and the development of cognitive skills.
  • A resilient classroom positively impacts young children through; enhanced emotional well-being, improved social skills, optimal cognitive development, confidence and independence, preparation for adulthood
  • Physical activity plays a crucial role in building resilience in children. Engaging in regular movement not only supports physical health but also has a profound impact on emotional and mental well-being.
  • Integrating movement into daily routines can look like; morning energizers, incorporating movement into learning activities, active transition times.

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Maddie Hutchison

Maddie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies. Her specialty is in Children's Rights and she is currently a Content Strategist for HiMama!

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