Author Archives: Chris McKenna

Guided Practices for Education Week Readers

Below are two guided practices for Education Week readers looking for a simple, practical introduction to mindfulness. The first is intended to help settle the body and the nervous system and become grounded in the present moment. The second explores the theme of developing kindness. Below each video, there is an mp3 audio file of the practice available […]

Guest post from Danielle M., Mindful Educator

Thank you Danielle for bringing this work to life and making such a positive impact! ~ Guest post from Year-Long Certification participant Danielle M., an educator in New York ~ I truly feel that mindfulness has changed my life and I am LOVING my experience with Mindful Schools. In 2013, I took an MBSR course. […]

We’re hiring for three positions!

  Mindful Schools is seeking passionate and experienced candidates for the following three positions: Click to learn more and apply by Sunday, March 22nd: Director of Marketing: Help build strategic, broad awareness of our work, grounded in mindfulness, honesty, and integrity. Director of Evaluation & Research: Ensure that our work is effectively evaluated and help us […]

Mindful Schools Launches Certified Instructor Directory to Support Schools Nationwide

Mindful Schools Launches Certified Instructor Directory to Support Schools Nationwide The first online directory of Mindfulness in Education instructors Emeryville, CA (February 18, 2015) – Mindful Schools, a leading provider of online and in-person mindfulness training for educators, announced today the launch of its Certified Instructor Directory to support mindfulness in education. This directory meets […]

Get Certified by Mindful Schools!

Be a leader in the mindfulness in education movement! Apply to our Year-Long Certification program this month for early-bird tuition:

“Just Breathe” Original Film

This incredible video was filmed and created by one of our Mindful Schools graduates, Julie Bayer Salzman. We’d like you to watch it and then share it with everyone you know. It’s that good. Artist’s statement: The inspiration for “Just Breathe” first came about a little over a year ago when I overheard my then […]

Welcoming a New Year

All of us at Mindful Schools hope that your 2015 is off to a spectacular start! As the year begins, interest in secular mindfulness has grown to an all-time high – with coverage in Time Magazine, 60 Minutes, countless contemporary books, and new research released almost every day, mindfulness has truly made it into the […]

Holiday Mindfulness

Below is a short excerpt from this week’s Mindfulness Fundamentals with Guiding Teacher Kevin Griffin, longtime practitioner and addiction-recovery specialist: One of my favorite movie lines is from Airplane, where Lloyd Bridges says, “Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.” It’s one in a long line of gags about how difficult it is […]

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 […]