Engaging New Teachers

From workshops to symposia to lectures, MINTS offers a variety of events to engage new teachers in a supportive atmosphere.

New Inclusive Classroom Series
This year, we are excited to offer a five-part Inclusive Classroom series!  This series will occur in September, November, February, March, and May.

Upcoming MINTS Events

May 7, 2020

  • MINTS Workshop: “Best Practices for Positive Behavior Supports”

    Whether an educator has one, six, twenty-six or more students in front of them, there can be no teaching or learning happening if there are interfering or challenging behaviors present.  This workshop will explore the basic principles of behavior, the function of behavior (why does it happen) and then offer strategies to reduce the unexpected behaviors while increasing the expected behaviors. 

    • Location
    • Crowe Hall 107
    • Time
    • 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Past Events 

March 24, 2020

  • Canceled: MINTS Workshop: “Advocating for English Language Learners”

    What does it mean to advocate for English learners? Why is this type of advocacy important? How can you advocate for the ELs in your classroom and school? In this interactive workshop, these questions (and more) will be discussed. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own practice and create practical next steps to increase their advocacy actions in their teaching contexts.

    • Location
    • Crowe Hall 126
    • Time
    • 4:30pm to 6:30pm

February 12, 2020

  • MINTS Workshop: “Understanding Unconscious Bias”

    In this workshop, participants will be exposed to the following four points: (1) Understand the neurobiological and sociological aspects of implicit bias; (2) How social stereotypes are created, circulated, and remain entrenched; (3) Impact of implicit bias in the classroom; and (4) Strategies to mitigate implicit bias.

    • Location
    • Cascia Hall
    • Time
    • 4:30pm to 6:30pm

January 23, 2020

  • MINTS Workshop: “Stress and Anxiety Management for Students and Families”

    Participants will identify and recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety often seen in students and families. Participants will explore, discuss, and participate in the application of stress management techniques and healthy coping strategies for all, in and out of the classroom.”

    • Location
    • Crowe Hall Room 107
    • Time
    • 4:00pm to 6:00pm

December 12, 2019

November 7, 2019

  • MINTS Inclusive Classroom Workshop: Mindfulness for Educators

    Come learn about living in the present moment! Research finds that educators who practice mindfulness have demonstrated reduced stress and burnout, reported greater efficacy in doing their jobs, and had more emotionally supportive and better-organized classrooms.

    • Location
    • Crowe Hall Room 107
    • Time
    • 4:30pm to 6:30pm

October 17, 2019

September 19, 2019

April 26, 2017

  • Teaching Coding with Robots: From Kindergarten to Career (Root Workshop)

    Presented by Shaileen Pokress, K-12 Computer Science Curriculum Specialist (Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University) & Raphael Cherney, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Scantorial. Co-sponsored by McQuade Library’s STEMsmart grant, M.I.N.T.S. and Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. 

    • Location
    • MINTS
    • Time
    • All Day

April 5, 2017

February 25, 2017