Explore Mindful Schools’ upcoming events, workshops, and trainings to expand your mindfulness practice and teaching. We offer programming for all levels of experience.
In this interactive 90 minute workshop, learn and practice a new toolkit of self-care exercises to take back to your students at home and in the classroom. Join us January 22.
Apply to our immersive year-long program designed for educators and school leaders passionate about transforming their schools and growing the impact of the mindfulness in education movement. Learn why Becky, a school counselor, describes this as “hands down the BEST professional development” in her 25 years as an educator.
Are you interested in exploring and practicing mindfulness with a community of like-minded educators? We can turn to one another for support, for shared humanity, and to gain solace that we are in this work together. Please join our monthly live stream community practice.
Children reflect the nervous systems of adults around them. To create a mindful environment, first focus on your own experience in this Fundamentals course. Learn how to develop your personal mindfulness practice and your ability to be fully open, aware, and active in the present moment. Practice alongside fellow educators.
Continue your learning journey and cultivate emotional balance. In this course, learn practices to regulate your emotions and create greater emotional freedom. Based on the latest scientific research. Prerequisite: Mindfulness Fundamentals.
Did you know we offer Group Discounts?
Learning with friends and colleagues enriches the course experience and is a step toward building your sustainable school-wide program.
Invest in mindfulness as a professional development training for yourself, your faculty, and your staff to create new possibilities for learning, growth, and development at your school.
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.