Creative Writing and Mindfulness

Project Description

Heather Marshall PhotoMindfulness is present-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations or the surrounding environment. The benefits of mindfulness include better focus and concentration, increased learning readiness, and greater compassion. Mindful writing combines the practice of mindfulness with creative writing to increase engagement and improve writing skills.
In this two part session, providers will participate in a Professional Learning Opportunity that will  guide providers through a mindfulness practice and a mindful writing experience. Providers will also learn techniques to bring this practice to their students. Upon successful completion, providers can then sign up for a mindfulness and writing workshop prepared directly for students. 

Provider Workshop

November 2, 2021 at 4 PM (90 minute session)

Student Workshops (Choose one)

November 9, 2021 at 4 PM
November 16, 2021 at 4 PM
November 30, 2021 at 4 PM

Suitable for grades 3-12

What's included

-Zoom link for Workshop sessions
-Creative Writing and Mindfulness resource document

Guiding Question

How can mindfulness enhance your writing skills?

Artistic Process


Standards Addressed

This resource aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Knowledge: Creativity and Innovation
Life and Career Characteristics: Perseverance

About the Artist

Heather Marshall is a teacher, author, and speaker. She teaches creative writing, English, and mindfulness and yoga at Greenville Technical Charter High School. Heather is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor who has taught mindfulness to students and teachers in a variety of settings. Her short stories and essays are published in literary journals in the United States and in Great Britain. Her novel, The Thorn Tree, was published in 2014. She recently completed a second novel. She was the GTCHS Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021.

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