20-Minute Mentors

How Can I Use Mindfulness Strategies to Prepare Students for Learning?

Bolster student success through mindfulness practices and take away five field-tested activities to alleviate student stress, enhance focus, and improve academic performance.

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How Can I Use Mindfulness Strategies to Prepare Students for Learning?

We all know that higher education can be challenging, often filled with stress and pressure for both students and instructors. The negative impact of stress on students is undeniable and if not dealt with, it can lead to disengagement, decreased ability to focus and absorb information, and lower academic performance. Not to mention that when these negative effects happen, it just leads to more stress for the instructor.

However, educators can turn to mindfulness practices as a powerful tool to alleviate stress and create a more conducive learning environment. This offers students a way to clear their minds, refocus, and engage more effectively in their academic pursuits.

In this 20-Minute Mentor program, Steven Haberlin, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, shares invaluable insights and strategies for seamlessly integrating mindfulness into the classroom. You’ll gain five field-tested activities, which were utilized by Dr. Haberlin and a panel of his peers, to help students reduce stress, be better prepared to learn, and apply mindfulness techniques as a lifelong skill.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the potential benefits of mindfulness activities for reducing stress and enhancing classroom readiness
  • Implement several mindfulness activities to help students personally and in the classroom
  • Evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of mindfulness practices at specific times
  • Help students apply mindfulness techniques as a lifelong skill, enabling them to navigate future challenges with resilience, focus, and regulation

Topics Covered

  • Key strategies for integrating mindfulness into the classroom
  • Five field-tested mindfulness activities for classroom use:
    • Mindful Listening
    • Breath Awareness
    • Body Scan
    • Loving Kindness Meditation
    • Mindful Spoon Activity


This program will benefit faculty teaching in any modality.


Product Code: PM24HA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.