Author Archives: Randima Fernando

2015 Graduate Survey Results

Each year, we conduct an Annual Graduate Survey to learn more about the impact our graduates are having, how our courses have affected them, and how we can serve them better. The infographics below summarize the results our graduates reported after our Mindfulness Fundamentals and Curriculum Training courses. We’ll be using this data to inform […]

Silicon Valley Gives Event

A huge one-day fundraising event, called “Silicon Valley Gives,” is running today. We would love your help to get the most of this great opportunity to generate visibility for our work with high-profile foundations, companies, and individuals looking for a great cause: 1. Share this post and add something like the following text to your […]

Mindfulness, Neurobiology, and Children

About this talk In this “Talks at Google” presentation, Mindful Schools Program Director Chris McKenna shares exercises and strategies for bringing mindfulness into parenting and family life, including a discussion of young children’s neurobiology. He starts the talk with just a few minutes of warm-up practices, which we highly recommend. If you prefer not to […]

Scholarships for Courses

Mindfulness is such a valuable tool that we want educators and parents everywhere to be able to take our trainings, regardless of their financial situation. Because of this, we use a subsidized pricing model where the fees of full-paying participants, combined with scholarship grants from foundations, make financial assistance possible for anyone who needs it. […]

Now Hiring: Director of Marketing

Position: Director of Marketing (Full-Time Employee) Reports to: Executive Director Location: Mindful Schools Office (Emeryville, CA) Classification: Exempt Compensation: Base salary depending on experience; generous benefits package including medical, dental vision, 4 weeks vacation time, and retreat time after 6 weeks of employment Mindful Schools, a worldwide leader in training educators and enabling the integration of mindfulness into their K-12 classrooms. […]

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 […]

Scholarships for Training School Staff in Mindfulness

Great news! We’ve got a few SF Bay Area foundations who are interested in partnering with us to offer mindfulness training scholarships to several schools serving at-risk youth! We need your help to get the word out to schools, particularly in East Palo Alto, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Alameda County, and West Contra Costa County. […]

Mindful Schools Featured in TIME Cover Story

TIME magazine just published a cover story on mindfulness, the science behind it, and how it’s making inroads in various parts of society. The story will reach a vast number of people, many of whom have likely not been exposed in any significant way to the mindfulness movement. We are honored to have been included […]

Help Us Establish a Network of Mindful Educators

Available in PDF, JPG, and PNG format Click to Share on: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn Each year hundreds of parents, teachers, mental health professionals, administrators and mindfulness enthusiasts ask us what they can do to support our work – usually after being involved in it themselves or seeing it in action in their communities. Our answer is one […]

Chris McKenna: Reflections on Joining the Mindful Schools Team

Over the past few years, Megan, Randy, Vinny and I have all inquired as individuals into how we can best contribute to the Mindfulness & Education field as it continues its exponential growth around the U.S. and the world. What’s the best way to deploy our time and resources over the coming period? What matters […]