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Curriculum Training

Bring mindfulness to youth to build attention,
self-regulation, and empathy.

About this course

Learn how to integrate mindfulness into your work with youth using our research-backed K-12 Mindful Schools Curriculum. Our curriculum – used by thousands of educators in 50 states and over 60 countries – is adaptable for classrooms, after-school programs, clinical settings, and home. It uses developmentally appropriate language for explaining key mindfulness concepts and practices to youth [sample module]. Youth who receive the Mindful Schools Curriculum have demonstrated improvement in attention, self-care, in-class participation, and empathy. The Curriculum Training also trains participants to effectively communicate with key adult stakeholders about the benefits of mindfulness.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to integrate mindfulness practice with youth at different developmental stages
  • How to accurately represent the research to date on mindfulness and youth
  • The basic neurobiology of attention and emotion
  • Approaches for developing group facilitation and classroom management skills
  • Key points for presenting to administrators, school, and agency staff

Your training kit will include:

  • K-5 Curriculum (30 modules for ages 5-12)
  • Middle & High School Curriculum (25 modules for ages 12-17)
  • Student workbooks
  • Manual on facilitation & classroom management
  • Summaries of neuroscience concepts
  • Program evaluation tools
  • Unlimited future access to course content

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Prerequisites

Teaching mindfulness techniques to youth is exponentially more effective when it stems from a base of personal practice. For this reason, participants must establish a personal mindfulness practice prior to this training through our Mindfulness Fundamentals course or any one of the approved trainings listed here.

CEUs

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Faculty

The course is taught by Megan Cowan, Chris McKenna, and Vinny Ferraro. This team has over 40 years of combined mindfulness practice and over 30 years of teaching mindfulness and/or emotional intelligence to children and adolescents, as well as experience training many thousands of adults. Their work is featured in documentary films Healthy Habits of Mind and Room to Breathe, and MTV’s “If You Really Knew Me”.

In addition to the Program Team, the online Curriculum Training also has a Guiding Teacher. The Guiding Teacher directs the learning process by synthesizing emerging themes, answering questions, and providing ongoing participant feedback. All of our Guiding Teachers have over a decade of mindfulness practice and broad teaching experience with different youth populations. Your Guiding Teacher is available to answer questions throughout the course.

Register

Jan 16 - Jan 18 Nashville
Jan 22 – Feb 26 Online
Feb 20 – Feb 22 San Francisco
Mar 5 - Apr 16 Online
Mar 20 - Mar 22 Washington DC
Apr 10 - Apr 12 Los Angeles

Register

Jan 16 - Jan 18 Nashville
Jan 22 – Feb 26 Online
Feb 20 – Feb 22 San Francisco
Mar 5 - Apr 16 Online
Mar 20 - Mar 22 Washington DC
Apr 10 - Apr 12 Los Angeles

Course Details (Online)

Format: Online
Length: 6 Weeks
Facilitator: Guiding Teacher
Cost: $550
Scholarships: Apply
Groups (3+): Email us

Course Details (In-person)

Format: In-person
Length: Fri. 6 - 9pm
Sat. 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sun. 9:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: $550
Scholarships: Apply
Groups (3+): Email us

Scholarships awarded based on need, diversity, and population served. Apply early to secure funding. Enroll 3 or more participants together to receive a group discount. Deciding between online and in-person? Learn more here.

Recommendations

Over 98% of our 2014 graduates would recommend this course to a friend.

“Out of any professional development I’ve ever had in 13 years of teaching, I implemented more of what I learned than any other training I’ve been to.”

“Simple and clear content. Masterful teachers. Every word, expression and movement conveyed useful instruction. Extremely pleasant, grounded with good flow.”

“I look forward to using this curriculum – it’s smart, specific and very well suited to the experiences of a public school day.”

“Best. Training. Ever. Thank you!”

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