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 […]

Introducing the Certified Instructors Directory

The past few years have seen significant growth in the demand for mindfulness programs in U.S. schools. The intention at Mindful Schools has always been to balance responding to the increasing demand with maintaining integrity and authenticity. That means we want to support educators, administrators, and mental health providers with ways to integrate mindfulness into […]

A Typical Week in the Year-Long Certification

On our Year-Long Certification page, we try to be as clear and succinct as we can about the structure and content of the course. However, with all the various program components, it’s still a lot to take in. Here we offer a different lens for understanding the course: what is my average week like as a […]

Online Curriculum Training – Upgrades & Improvements

As we kick off our 2014 course offerings, we wanted to announce several significant changes to the online version of our Curriculum Training (CT). These improvements – detailed below – are the result of feedback from roughly 1,000 educators, parents and mental health professionals who have been through the course. The key online CT improvements fall into […]