Available for Interviews: Nadine Levitt
Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. New for 2022, Levitt has launched a new professional development resource for teachers called PD Reimagined.
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Mindfulness Activities for Kids:
- Mindfulness really means real-time awareness: consciously tapping into our awareness, which is achievable only when we create space with intention where we can observe thoughts, feelings, sensations, our environment, etc. without any expectation or judgment.
- It’s crucial that we create rituals and habits that allow kids to practice mindfulness so that they can become aware of who they really are, how they feel and process emotions, how they form deep relationships, even responsible decision-making skills, etc., and feel confident! These social and emotional skills are foundational, so will influence all other facets of life—their relationships, outlook, academic achievement, and sense of purpose.
- In some ways, it is harder for kids today to find that mindfulness since our “modern” lives offer so many distractions that offer quick dopamine hits (like phones, video games, movies, etc.) so it’s easy to get hijacked by those distractions and live a very unconscious life that will ultimately lead to a very unfulfilling life.
- At My Mama Says we offer a social and emotional learning curriculum, and one of my favorite activities is to implement a “mindful minute”—it costs no money and barely any time, but it is one minute where kids take a deep breath and check-in with themselves as to how they are really feeling. We tend to focus on just one aspect for the younger kids, like what emotions are you feeling? but you can take it further with reflective questions, tapping into their senses, etc.
Interview: Nadine Levitt
Nadine Levitt is a Swiss-born, German, Kiwi, American thought leader, speaker, and author who is passionate about education, especially focusing on child emotional wellness, social and emotional skill development using the Arts, and EdTech.
In 2015 she founded the technology company WURRLY, which also makes WURRLYedu—a leading music education solution being used in schools across 22 states. Nadine has authored two children´s books for social and emotional learning (Inside Me Lives a Village and Inside Me Lives a Superhero), initially developed as a tool to use with her own kids, to help them develop positive self-awareness, self-regulation skills, confidence, empathy, creativity, and self-expression. This quickly grew into a school program, with the development of a supporting curriculum and classroom resources, and toys and other children’s products that foster a healthy relationship with emotions.
In 2022, Levitt launched PD Reimagined, an exciting new professional membership for educators, designed to celebrate and inspire educators! It combines subscription boxes, exclusive intimate retreats with world-class thought leaders, and peer groups for reflection, planning, and support.
As an education thought leader, Nadine Levitt gives keynote speeches around the world on the subjects of music education, social and emotional learning, and technology in classrooms.
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