Drawing on over ten years of experience as an educator, Nick Mosca empowers people to align mindfulness practices with their interests, reduce stress, and reclaim their lives. Nick currently serves as a Mindfulness Coach/English & Public Speaking Teacher at The George Jackson Academy. In this capacity, he offers over 175 staff and underserved youth practical curricula for using personalized mindfulness to enhance their lives. In 2015, The Atlantic featured Nick’s mindfulness-based Selfless Love Act Project that he co-authored for both educators and students at this institution. Nick also co-hosts on WABC Radio and has presented at Yale University, Squarespace, Columbia University, New York University, Share Fair Nation, The HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, The Milken Scholars Program, and Molloy College. Moreover, Nick’s writing has appeared in Psychology Today and he is the elected Research Chairperson of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, through which he earned a scholarship for using mindfulness and comedy to advance world peace. Nick holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University where he won The Billings Prize for inspiring behavioral change through positive humor. During his undergraduate studies, Nick earned a B.A. in English (Magna Cum Laude) from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). During his free time, Nick composes music, runs, and plays baseball. To inquire about Nick’s services, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview My educational philosophy entails joining alongside students in an open, creative, and compassionate pursuit of each person's personal best abilities. I believe that each student matters and that what he or she learns can make a positive difference in the world. Interest-Driven Learning Each student will be asked to share his or her academic and extracurricular interests with me at the outset. I will then proactively intersect these interests with the curriculum throughout our sessions. This process enables the material to have greater personal relevance to each student. In turn, students may be more likely to retain, and engage with, the subject matter at hand. Double-Loop Learning Students are encouraged to critique their tutoring experience as it progresses. This will establish a feedback system in which they can voice their concerns and needs in real time. Evaluation and Feedback Practice exams, homework, and other assignments will be administered to, and reviewed with, each student on a case-by-case basis.
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As a school leader, your profession is the reason for all others. You fuel the future by equipping students to achieve their wildest dreams. Yet working in education can be quite demanding. Between the multiple needs of students, endless grading, and evaluations (not to mention lunch duty!), you have your work cut out for you. Thankfully, mindfulness is a powerful tool that empowers educators, administrators, parents, and students to navigate their stress. Mindfulness is the process of redirecting attention to the present and responding with curiosity and compassion. Over 25 years of scientific research shows that this technique boosts the immune system, lowers anxiety, and saves time – all while making practitioners happier. Whether you’ve tried mindfulness and like it, have never tried it, or have tried it but didn’t stick with it, Nick will leverage your unique interests to help you access it and live more fully. Drawing on over a decade of experience as an educator and personalized mindfulness coach, Nick offers the following professional development webinars and workshops that have inspired hundreds of school leaders, parents, and students. Each program is presented through an array of interactive and multisensory experiences that leverage the power of personalized mindfulness: Cultivating Compassion, Empathy, Morality, and Altruism: The Selfless Love Act Curriculum (as featured in The Atlantic) Attention Over Detention: Transforming Detention into a Refuge for Positive Behavior Modification Bullying Reduction Test-Taking Skills: Decreasing Anxiety and Improving Performance Enhancing Classroom Management How to Build Mindfulness into K-12 Curricula Burning from Within: A Program for Burnt-Out Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and Students Time Management for Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and Students Inspiring Special Needs Students (including students affected by anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Asperger’s Syndrome, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, autism, depression, and other health concerns) Empowering High School Freshmen to Thrive in Their First Year Senior Resilience: Helping High School Seniors and Counselors Weather the College Application Process How to Integrate Personalized Mindfulness with Academics, Including STEM Classrooms If you don’t see the topic you want, Nick will customize one according to your needs. Every module is fully tailored to each client’s needs and available through on-site and virtual one-on-one, classroom-specific, school-wide, district-wide, and county-wide formats. Moreover, these modules can be aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Marzano frameworks upon request. The Atlantic featured Nick’s co-authored mindfulness-based Selfless Love Act curriculum at The George Jackson Academy. This curriculum enables teachers and students to harness the power of personalized mindfulness as a means to compassion. Nick has been featured on Learning Personalized.com for leading a joyful, empathetic, and personalized approach to mindfulness that is now used in schools across New York City, Colorado, and beyond. As an educator and mindfulness coach at The George Jackson Academy, Nick offers over 175 students and staff practical curricula for using personalized mindfulness in their self-care and classroom management. Nick serves as a keynote speaker and presenter for Share Fair Nation, where he teaches over 400 school leaders about the power of personalized mindfulness in their personal and professional lives.