One of the great things about mindfulness is that it helps us insert pauses throughout the day. Try this Take Five exercise and print a poster for your classroom.
Mindful Schools partnered with Paterson Public Schools in New Jersey to make mindfulness practices available to a district of 51 schools.
The list of emotions that may be present in the classroom runs long. Try this 4-3-2-1 strategy to pause––to give them the choice to respond to the situation rather than just react.
Words of encouragement are powerful for students––and educators, too. Try a “give and take what you need” wall to offer positive quotes, affirmations, and encouragement. And for educators ...
Thanks community support, Mindful Schools provided Laveen Elementary School with greater access to our programs, with remarkable results. Watch their story.
Each school day, students can feel the level of stress ebb and flow. Try these micro practices for your classroom to support them.
Communication is at the heart of what we do as educators. Whether we are speaking, listening, writing or thinking, our verbal and nonverbal communication patterns have profound impacts on our relationships and interactions.
As educators, we don’t (and shouldn’t) leave our emotions at the door when we’re working with young people. Attending to our own social and emotional needs is important, especially if we’re tasked with teaching social emotional learning to our students.
Every school has students who have experienced trauma. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI), more than two thirds of children have reported at least one traumatic event by the age of 16, making trauma one of the most important public health issues in our world today.
Learn three mindful ways to start a meeting and listen to a personal story about the simple, yet powerful ways that meetings can impact both self-care and community care.
Distractions are constant. Luckily, paying attention is a natural capacity that all of us have––we just exercise it differently. Discover three strategies to practice focusing with mindfulness anchors.
This year we are seeing the education system at large openly embrace the need for educator wellbeing. How can educators build mindfulness programs amidst the monumental challenges of the pandemic and a tumultuous year?