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Saturday, November 16
 

9:45am KST

Mindfulness in Schools: Promoting Peace, Kindness, and Focus in Your Classroom

In this session, we will be looking at the practice of mindfulness and how it can benefit you and your students on a daily basis. We will define the term "mindfulness", participate in a few basic mindfulness practices, and give tips and useful information about implementing mindfulness practices into your classroom.

Session Objectives:

Gain an understanding of the benefits of formal and informal mindfulness practices.
Learn how these practices can be implemented in a school environment.

Presenters
avatar for Benjamin Harnish

Benjamin Harnish

Elementary
Ben has been in Korea for thirteen years, having worked at Korea International School and now Chadwick International as a Grade 5 ESOL and literacy specialist. He has been practicing mindfulness meditation personally for about six years and using these techniques in classrooms for... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
G406

9:45am KST

Lets Go On A Hike

Are you longing for an opportunity to connect with nature before a full day of learning KORCOS style? Join us for a pleasant hike through the KIS forest. This session is intended to remind us about the importance of being one with nature. In an increasingly tech driven society, it is common for children to find themselves stuck to a screen while neglecting the outdoors and the many benefits that come while spending time in nature. In the words of award winner author and militant naturalist Richard Louv, “Time in nature is not leisure time; it's an essential investment in our chidlren's health (and also, by the way, in our own)." Please bring appropriate shoes. All hiking abilities welcome.

Session Objectives:

Promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Discuss the importance of advocating for opportunities for outdoor play.

Presenters

Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
MS Lobby

12:15pm KST

SheFighter

If you're signing up for Lina's session, come dressed in comfortable clothes easy to move in! Join her to experience what her #SheFighter training is like.  This session is open for men and women especially for KORCOS.  Learn the following: General awareness tips in self-defense; weak points in the human body and confidence; and basic self-defense techniques, e.g. wrist release; escaping choke holds, hair grabs, and ground attacks; bear hug.

Session Objectives:

Build confidence
Movement for physical and emotional strength

Presenters
avatar for Lina Khalifeh

Lina Khalifeh

Leadership / Administration, SheFighter
#SheFighter Founder“I didn’t find one real solution for violence against women,” says Lina. "And so, I created #SheFighter."SheFighter was born of Lina's mind in January 2010, and through her tireless efforts, SheFighter became a legitimate and legally registered business in... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
Lower Gym

1:45pm KST

Keep A Writing Practice

Writers were mindful before it was cool. Keeping a notebook and writing by hand helps you be present. Write to slow down your breath and thoughts, to be more aware of your here, now. Write to journal, reckon, solve, create. Write for the pleasure and risk of saying what you want to say. Write to hold a thought in place. During this session we will talk about how we benefit from a writing practice (WP). We will consider our current schedules and how a WP can complement our routines, or where a WP might fit best. We will also write! You will leave the session ready to give WP a two week try.

Session Objectives:

Learn how a writing practice is both personally and professionally reflective and generative.
Establish a writing practice routine that works for you.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Marslender

Sarah Marslender

Elementary, Middle School, High School
Sarah Marslender is a writer and educator in her third year at Korea International School where she subs for all grade levels and is part of the media development team. Sarah Marslender is a teacher and writer. She has nearly fifteen years experience as a high school educator and... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
M406

1:45pm KST

SheFighter

If you're signing up for Lina's session, come dressed in comfortable clothes easy to move in! Join her to experience what her #SheFighter training is like.  This session is open for men and women especially for KORCOS.  Learn the following: General awareness tips in self-defense; weak points in the human body and confidence; and basic self-defense techniques, e.g. wrist release; escaping choke holds, hair grabs, and ground attacks; bear hug.

Session Objectives:

Build confidence
Movement for physical and emotional strength

Presenters
avatar for Lina Khalifeh

Lina Khalifeh

Leadership / Administration, SheFighter
#SheFighter Founder“I didn’t find one real solution for violence against women,” says Lina. "And so, I created #SheFighter."SheFighter was born of Lina's mind in January 2010, and through her tireless efforts, SheFighter became a legitimate and legally registered business in... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
Lower Gym

1:45pm KST

Zumba

Do you need to stretch out after a full day of learning? Come connet with other educators for an hour of fitness, fun, and friendships (old and new)! Give your cerebellum a boost of oxygen-rich blood and experience an improvement of attention, concerntration, and stress relief. We will start with a simple warm up and move into a potpourri of international rhythms and beats. Zumba is for everyone. Join the party!

Session Objectives:

Promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Connect with each other through fitness and dance.

Presenters
avatar for Vanessa Gomez

Vanessa Gomez

High School
Vanessa Gómez, a native of Bogotá, Colombia, is a lover of languages, and a proud Latina. Ten years ago, she began the privilege of teaching her language and culture as a full time Spanish teacher. She loves the creative challenge of introducing her students to a new culture, new... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
Multi Purpose Room - E Building