CONTINUATION OF PARTNERSHIP WITH GRAND PRAIRIE ISD
Beginning in January of this year as a continuation of our ongoing partnership with Grand Prairie Independent School District METTA and Present Moment Labs have begun to provide 16 follow-up virtual training sessions to the teachers and staff who completed the Mindfulness and SEL training last year the 16 sessions include, 12 weekly 15 minute meditation sessions as well as four monthly 45 minute training/coaching sessions. The purpose of the follow-up sessions is to assist the participants in the training to continue to put what they have learned into practice and to help them find the most effective ways to teach Mindfulness and SEL techniques to their students.
According to data provided by the special education department of Grand Prairie ISD the teachers and staff who completed the Mindfulness and SEL training serve a total of 330 students at 5 elementary schools. The students have a wide range of physical, learning and psychological disabilities. Many of them are able to participate in mainstream classes with some support. They have already started to benefit from the training that there teachers and support staff received.
TESTIMONIAL FROM LYNNE ROLAND - GRAND PRAIRIE ISD
The Mindfulness and SEL Cards for Schools are a game changer for our school district. The staff find them easy to use and implement and are already seeing amazing change in our students. After just a few practice rounds with the activities, the students can use them for themselves, and even teach them back to the group.
Additionally, using the cards with students has a positive effect on the staff as well. Staff have reported they find themselves using the mindfulness activities in their own lives as well as with their families.
I’m looking forward to seeing both staff and students continue to gain confidence in their ability to manage stress and emotions. The mindfulness activities are gifts that will last a lifetime. – Lynne Roland M.Ed., L.P.C
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF TEACHER TRAINING - GRAND PRAIRIE ISD
11/6/2020 – METTA,INC. is pleased to announce that the first 20 hour virtual mindfulness and SEL training for 39 special education teachers and staff conducted over 5 months by Present Moment Labs and underwritten by METTA,INC. was successfully completed on November 6, 2020. We look forward to growing our collaboration with Present Moment Labs and Grand Prairie ISD to continue to bring mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning: to teachers, students and parents. We will continue to keep you updated on the latest developments with Grand Prairie as well as other school districts that we look forward to serving in the near future.
BREAKING NEW GROUND IN THE FIELD OF MINDFULNESS AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
In our first year as a 509a2 Public Charity Metta, Inc. has begun to make great strides in bringing Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning, or SEL to children with special needs, their teachers and parents. Read more…