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Writing Practice as Spaces for Empathy: Moving from Pain to Power (Elementary)

Perhaps the most touching writing comes from strong emotion. This workshop explores how teachers can create productive spaces for young children to work through their emotions with writing practice in the classroom. We will explore our emotions via mindfulness exercises and theater games, as well as strategies for constructing independent writing time and writing share time that privilege students' facilitation of strong emotions into powerful creations of expression.

Participants of this workshop will:

  • Experience and learn strategies for constructing spaces for students to transform painful emotions into power through writing
  • Participate in mindfulness exercises and theater games you can use with students to explore emotions and support the classroom community

Workshop Instructor

Shara Cherniak feels extremely fortunate to be a doctoral student studying early childhood education in the department of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia. She taught elementary school for six years and she co-founded the school, Puentes Early Learning Institute, for children ages 3-6. Cherniak researches what implications yoga and meditation philosophy might suggest for our education practices and systems.


Registration Fee: $45

Registration & Cancellation Deadline: Feb. 17

Cancellation & Refund Policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.

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