Mindfulness is having both present-time awareness and mental calmness. These components help educators be more present and focused in the classroom.
Our enduring commitment to secularity reflects fundamental values of inclusivity and honoring the autonomy of students and our community members.
For those engaged in teaching children and youth, finding ways to nourish ourselves is essential. Joy is one essential component we can learn to draw on.
Starting a mindfulness practice in my school was a foreign idea. We began with 5 minutes a day. This culminated into a TEDx talk about global citizens.
On 60 Minutes, Tristan Harris shows his phone to Anderson Cooper. “This is one way to hijack people’s minds.” How does mindfulness fit into this reality?
This teen says mindfulness helps him find time for everything he needs to do---homework, school, sports---and he still has time for Minecraft!
Middle-schoolers at McLean School in Maryland learn leadership by sharing mindful activities through the Mindfulness Club.
We wanted to highlight a notable article from Jon Kabat-Zinn, an Advisory Board member for Mindful Schools, and his colleagues.
Co-founder, Richard Shankman, reflects back on the simple idea in 2006 that evolved into Mindful Schools and looks ahead to the next chapter.