Yearly Archives: 2014

Apply to our Year-Long Certification

We’ve officially launched the application to our 2015-16 Year-Long Certification! We invite you to join us in this inspired work and bring mindfulness into your community. A heartfelt thanks to our 2013-14 graduating class who created a scholarship fund to ensure ongoing support of this compassionate community of educators. Sunset photo credit: 2014 retreat grounds by Patricio […]

We’re hiring a Research & Evaluation Coordinator!

Mindful Schools is hiring! We’re looking for a Research & Evaluation Coordinator to help us to identify and pursue strategic research opportunities, ensure that our programs are consistently and effectively evaluated, and support our thousands of graduates in measuring their own impact on youth. This candidate must be a strong project manager, collaborator, and communicator […]

Now Hiring: Director of Operations

          Mindful Schools is looking for a Director of Operations to oversee our finance, accounting (AR/AP/payroll), HR, and facilities operations, including audit readiness. Reporting to the Executive Director, this candidate is responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness and ensuring that helpful new business systems are built as needed, in partnership with our […]

Mindful Schools is hiring!

Mindful Schools is hiring! We’re looking for a Training Coordinator to support our courses and business operations. The ideal candidate would bring sales and customer service experience, attention to detail, great teamwork, and a balanced, kind, and mindful approach to the job. This is a full-time employee position at our Emeryville, CA office. Full-time employees receive […]

October Curriculum Training in New York!

Mindful Schools Curriculum Training October 17 – 19, 2014 New York, New York “The New York training was beyond words! It has renewed my hope in education.” ~ NY-CT Course Graduate Learn mindfulness, teach youth. Sign up online or in-person! Vinny Ferraro, Chris McKenna, and Megan Cowan will be in NYC this October for our last in-person Curriculum Training (CT) […]

Mindful Schools has a new team member!!

We are thrilled to announce that Matthew Brensilver is now the Course Manager for our online Mindfulness Fundamentals and Curriculum Training courses. If you’ve taken a course with Matthew as the teacher, this will come as no surprise. His ability to guide and lead mindfulness practice through our online community has been incredible. We’re so lucky […]

How to get started.

‘I have to tell you HOW MUCH I am getting out of Mindfulness Fundamentals. I am ashamed that I thought I didn’t need it! It doesn’t matter how long one has practiced meditation. This course is so valuable and offers so much knowledge and practices for dealing with so many things. Your staff was very, […]

The Nueva School Innovative Learning Conference: Megan Cowan on Mindfulness in Education

A beautiful talk by Megan Cowan, Co-founder and Program Director, on the tremendous opportunities as well as the potential pitfalls of bringing mindfulness into the classroom. ‘Mindfulness is one way of inserting the pause …’ [Watch complete presentation] Filmed at The Nueva School 2013 Innovative Learning Conference

Our children, Our parents, Our teachers

We are so moved and grateful to hear stories like this. This one comes from a parent in Washington state whose child learned about mindfulness in her kindergarten class. And then brought it home. Thank you Ms. Sivie!  

Chris McKenna, ‘Taking Tension Out of Attention’

‘Thanks to computers, smartphones, television, and other technology, our senses are extremely busy. The more our bodies strain to pay attention, the more our minds space-out. Chris McKenna suggests ways to help us go from tense and strained to relaxed and focused.’ Read about (and practice!) three powerful, attention-honing tools from Chris McKenna, one of our Program […]