In alignment with Baltimore City Public Schools’ (BCPS) inclusion of wholeness in their approved 2021–22 budget, and the recognition of the need for spiritual and mental health support as teachers and students return to in-person learning, the Sherman Center launches its latest program initiative Breathe2Think (B2T) in partnership with the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program. B2T aims to holistically support prekindergarten (PreK) to 2nd-grade BCPS students’ learning by promoting mindfulness through meditation experiences. In addition, the program will encourage participating Early Childhood Education (ECE) Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars and ECE Program students to exercise self-care by cultivating a daily meditation practice. Through this program, BCPS children and UMBC preservice teachers will be spiritually nurtured as they develop mindfulness to be better prepared for learning. To participate in B2T contact Dr. Jennifer Mata-McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org by week 6 of the semester.
This program was paused for the AY 2022-2023.
Ashley Delgado Penaranda, Sherman STEM Teacher Scholar
Julie Gilbert, Sherman STEM Teacher Scholar
Ashley Delgado Penaranda, Final Mindfulness Project
Mindfulness Project Presentation
Julie Gilbert, Final Mindfulness Project
B2T Scholars and Dr. Mata-McMahon