Capstone Project Title
Integrating Mindfulness Strategies and English as a Second Language Instruction
Patty Born Selly
The guiding question addressed for this capstone project is: how can mindfulness be integrated into English Language Learner (ELL) curriculum in a way that promotes social, emotional and academic development? The motivation for this project was born out of a desire to address academic, emotional and social growth concurrently for ELLs in a way that addresses the specific needs of that population. To address these, mindfulness techniques are integrated into curriculum design. The rationale for this is that mindfulness techniques can have certain mental health benefits, social benefits, improve focus and create greater awareness in regards to academic, social and emotional concerns which may lead increased development in these areas. The curriculum design is informed by research into mindfulness, ELL best practices and Second Language Acquisition (SLA), as well as my own experience as an educator. The goal of the project is to provide examples of how mindfulness practices can be integrated in ELL education in a way that improves social, emotional and academic growth.
ESL/ ELLs, Motivation, Multicultural Education, Reflective Practice
Trojan, Samuel, "Integrating Mindfulness Strategies and English as a Second Language Instruction" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 485.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects