Category: Poster

51 - Mindfulness and Yoga in the Early Childhood Classroom

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Are your students restless, hyper, unfocused, or cranky? Break the cycle of negative reaction and try using mindfulness and yoga with your students. By using these techniques you can help your class re-focus and be ready to learn. You can use yoga poses to teach the alphabet, science, literature, and good health. These strategies taught at an early age can help students throughout their lives to focus, calm down, and reduce stress.

Carol Carter

Kindergarten Teacher
University School at University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Carol Carter is a past Chair and past Co-Chair of the Special Schools and Programs network. She has presented at NAGC for the past 7 years. She is also a 16 year member of the Oklahoma Association of Gifted Creative and Talented where she has been a presenter for 12 years. Carol earned a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She has taught kindergarten gifted children for the past 16
years at the University School at The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She also taught second grade at Catoosa Public Schools for one year.

Patricia L. Hollingsworth

Director University School
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Dr. Pat Lance Hollingsworth has served as the Director of University School at the University of Tulsa since 1982. She has a staff of more than 40 lead and assistant teachers, plus four administrative staff members. University School annually serves approximately 225 gifted students from age three through 8th grade. She also teaches art and kindergarten at University School.

She has served on the NAGC Board of Directors for a decade and has served as Chair of the Special Schools. Additionally she is a board member who reviews articles for Roeper Review.

She is the co-author of three educational books, Smart Art, Kinetic Kaleidoscope, and Active Learning. Annually she give presentations on art and gifted education to local and national audiences.

Teresa D. Smith

Clinical Instructor
University School at the University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Teresa Smith is the Lead Clinical Instructor for 7th and 8th grade Language Arts at University School at the University of Tulsa. She is a graduate of Northeastern State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She began her career eleven years ago at Claremore High School where she taught AP Language and Composition and Pre AP Honors English I & II. She has been with University School for the past two years.