Get the Mindful Schools Back-to-School Toolkit for yourself, your students, and your school to create more compassionate and engaging learning environments that support the well-being of all members of your community. Plus join our free events: Guided Mindfulness Practice and Open House Presentations. These resources and events are open to all school community members. Join us!
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Bringing Mindfulness Back to School
What is mindfulness in schools? What does the science say? Experience mindfulness and discover how the practice can support the social-emotional well-being of your school community this year. Bring your questions for Q&A with the Mindful Schools faculty.
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Mindful Schools Back-to-School Toolkit
As you think about welcoming students and families back to school, what will support you to start the year with passion, presence, and purpose?
The Mindful Schools Back-to-School Toolkit offers resources for you, your students, and your school to create more compassionate and engaging learning environments that support the well-being of all members of your community.
Classroom Activity … for your students
Take Five Classroom Activity
One of the great things about mindfulness is that it helps us insert pauses throughout the day. Pausing can help us during transitions––when we’re entering the classroom, or when we’re switching from subject to subject. It can also help us when things feel overwhelming. There is power in pausing––because it helps us settle down, regroup, and just connect to ourselves.
Take Five is a simple strategy to take a moment to pause with five breaths.
* Print the Activity PDF for your classroom
* Watch the Demo Video with Argos:
Enjoy the practice and let us know how it goes!
Print the Activity
Share with your students, colleagues, and school community!
Guided Practice … for you
Back to School with
Passion, Presence, and Purpose
Gain inspiration, connection, and support through this discussion and guided practice led by Mindful Schools educators Mia Arakaki and Sarah Rudell Beach.
Back to School Presentation … for your school
Bringing Mindfulness Back to School
What is mindfulness in schools? What does the science say? Experience mindfulness and discover how the practice can support the social-emotional well-being of your school community this year.
Educators, school leaders, and parents, watch the event and share with your colleagues and school community.
Mindfulness Training … for you
Start your mindfulness training in 101: Mindfulness Foundations, our 4-week professional development course. Educators earn credits.
Designed for educators, by educators, in 101, discover simple yet powerful strategies to bring mindfulness into daily life to manage stress, build resilience, and connect with your passion for teaching. Learn the science and practice of mindfulness, disrupt implicit bias, and explore practice with a trauma-sensitive lens.
People will never forget how you made them feel.
– Maya Angelou
Start Your Mindfulness Training
Discover simple yet powerful strategies to bring mindfulness into daily life to manage stress, build resilience, and connect with your passion for teaching. Learn the science and practice of mindfulness, disrupt implicit bias, and explore practice with a trauma-sensitive lens. Educators earn credits.
Access Comprehensive Training to Teach the K-12 Curriculum
Access the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum, complete teaching kit, and comprehensive training to nurture attention, focus, self-regulation, and social-emotional wellbeing.
Survey results from educators who participate in Mindful Schools trainings show:
90% report lower stress and greater self-compassion
82% connect better with their students
89% of their students improve emotional regulation
83% of their students improve focus
89% improve emotional regulation
83% improve focus
76% demonstrate greater compassion
79% improve engagement
Build a Mindfulness Program at Your School
“This is EXACTLY what we needed. I would describe this as the greatest gift principals could provide for their faculty and staff.”
– Maurice Harper, High School Principal
About Mindful Schools
Mindful Schools is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on the belief that the benefits of mindfulness should be accessible for all communities––especially those who have been impacted by inequity. Our vision is for all children to learn in “mindful schools” that nurture a new generation of leaders to create a more equitable and thriving world.
Developed by educators, for educators, the Mindful Schools approach provides an accessible pathway for educators to cultivate a mindfulness practice and develop competencies that support classroom and schoolwide implementation for their specific community and context. Today, Mindful Schools has trained more than 60,000 educators to bring mindfulness to their K-12 schools. Join us.