Over 50,000 educators have started their mindfulness journey in a Mindful Schools workshop or 101 course!
Explore Mindful Schools’ upcoming events, workshops, and trainings to expand your mindfulness practice and teaching. We offer programming for all levels of experience.
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101 and 201 CORE TRAINING
New Year Retreat
Sat, Jan 27, 2024
Virtual Mindfulness Retreat
8AM-1PM PT / 11AM-4PM ET
Registration Deadline: Jan 25
201 Live Intensive
Join this powerful, 2-week live experience of our 201: Mindfulness in the Classroom course over the summer when you have more dedicated time to dive into the richness of the course content.
Communicate for a Change
Wed, Feb 28
1PM–2:30PM PT | 4PM–5:30PM ET
Disrupt communication habits that leave educators and students feeling drained and disconnected. Learn to shift this dynamic and build more authentic connection. Learn more.
Did you know we offer extra support for schools?
Invest in mindfulness as a professional development training for your faculty, staff, and school community. Build a sustainable schoolwide program.
Why Mindful Educators?
Why is Mindful Schools so critically focused on the development of mindful educators?
Because teaching is incredibly challenging work.
Educators need more support. Education is a calling that draws some of the most hard-working and dedicated people on the planet. It’s challenging work and the stakes are high; and overwhelmed and under-resourced educators are prone to burnout. Words like “self-care,” “sustainability,” and “wellbeing” may seem at odds with the goals of a modern, performance-oriented educational system. We think differently.
Mindful educators feel more calm, effective, creative, and confident; they’re less likely to burn out and we’re less likely to miss out on their talents. Mindfulness is a practice that supports educators with skills to improve focus and better manage stress. Mindfulness also offers self-care strategies, so educators feel more nourished and energized to support students in the classroom.
Because apps can’t model the power of presence.
Mindful Schools resources include easy-to-use guided audios and lessons; but we know that children absorb and learn more through observation, mirroring, and modeling. Educators with a mindfulness practice bring a presence into the classroom and model the essential principles of mindfulness through their curious listening, caring words, and un-reactive actions. It’s not just what we teach, but how we teach it.
Because curriculum alone doesn’t change culture.
Mindful Schools resources include research-backed, adaptable K-12 curriculum; but we know that mindfulness has its great benefits beyond the curriculum. The mindful educator can skillfully integrate mindfulness into all aspects of learning activities – gradually and positively shifting culture in the classroom and school to cultivate new ways of thinking, learning, and being together that foster well-being for everyone in the school community.
Because we’re in this for the long game.
We’re committed to long-term, sustainable solutions. Educators are at the heart of our approach because they are the heart of school communities. The enduring health of our schools is dependent on the continuity of educators who create and nurture school relationships, traditions, and culture. These are educators who have the inner resources to support the daily challenges on campus, who are not going to burnout, and who share beneficial impact of their mindfulness practice with every individual they interact with: students, peer educators, parents, and others who are part of the wider community.
Testimonials from Educators and Students
“Training with Mindful Schools changed my life, no doubt about it.”
– Christine de Guzman, Elementary School Educator
Learn more about the Mindful Schools’ Certification Program that changed the lives of two school teachers.
“There have been a lot of days where I wouldn’t have been able to go to school, or wouldn’t have had the motivation to, and because of doing mindfulness, it’s the only reason I ever went.”
– Dylan, High School Student
Dylan’s teacher, Ms. O, is a graduate of the Mindful Schools online trainings and Certification Program. Watch how mindfulness impacted Dylan’s life.