Educator Toolkit: Self-Compassion and Joy

for Your Classroom & Home

with Dawn Scott

Online Workshop: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm PT

Our 90-minute workshop format is designed to give educators access to experts, take a deeper dive into leading-edge topics in Mindfulness in Education, and provide high-impact learning and practice experiences. Join us!

About This Workshop

The anticipation of the New Year, new semester, and new goals and challenges can leave us feeling overwhelmed before the year has even begun – especially as educators who are supporting students to navigate our complex world.

In this interactive workshop, learn and practice a new toolkit of mindful exercises to cultivate self-compassion and joy – for yourself and your students. Dawn Scott will guide and demonstrate self-care practices to help you rejuvenate and re-energize for the New Year.

From our presenter:

Teaching is deeply rewarding—supporting students discover inner capacities and strength, creating safe spaces for whole-hearted learning, and utilizing one’s gifts to help students thrive. It also has its challenges—limited resources, growing disparities in educational opportunities for students, and navigating disparate educational visions within the workplace. These circumstances, coupled with the anticipation of the New Year transition, can leave teachers feeling overwhelmed before the year has even begun.

In this hands-on and experiential workshop, we will start the process of restoring vitality and well-being through mindful practices that develop self-compassion and altruistic joy.

You will learn and practice a new toolkit of self-care exercises to take back to your students at home and in the classroom.

Bring yourself, exactly as you are. We hope you’ll set aside this time for a rejuvenating and fresh start to the year.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Strengthen your own mindfulness through guided self-care practices
  • Learn how to cultivate self-compassion and altruistic joy, so that you can give more fully in your teaching
  • Practice and participate in demos of mindful exercises for your students in the classroom and at home
  • Take home a new toolkit of mindful exercises for self-compassion

Following this workshop, you will receive:

  • A recording of the workshop
  • A workshop kit with summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources

Meet Our Presenter:

Dawn Scott has been practicing insight meditation since 2008. For over eight years, she has served as the Family Program Coordinator at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, which provides mindfulness classes and retreats for children, teens, whole families, and the wider community. Dawn also teaches teen retreats and serves on the Teachers Council of  Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme). She is a Teacher-in-Training in the Insight Meditation Society’s 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program. Dawn has a deep love of long retreat practice and enjoys sharing teachings and practices that lead directly to collective and individual awakening.

Workshop Registration

This workshop is offered on a sliding scale basis in an effort to create access for as many educators as possible. The standard registration for this workshop is $49 per attendee. Register here.

Workshop FAQs

How do I join the LIVE event? When you register, you will receive call-in instructions to join the video conference call.

What if I can’t make the LIVE event? If you’re unable to attend the live event, you may still register to access the recording and resources 2 days after the event.

Can I receive professional credits? Educators can qualify for 1 graduate-level credit for educators. In order to apply, you must log an additional 14 hours of work relevant to this topic and submit to our crediting vendor, Courses 4 Teachers. More information about this process can be found here.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. Refunds will not be granted after this time.
  • If you need to cancel and request a refund, please contact
  • If you have paid for the event and were unable to attend the live workshop, you will receive access to the recording as well as any supporting resources.

This online event is presented by Mindful Schools as a part of an ongoing Workshop Series

About the Mindful Schools Workshop Series

Mindfulness practice is both a wide and deep path–the current field of secular mindfulness continues to grow and diversify in practice guidance and teaching innovations and in our understanding of research. The Mindful Schools Workshop Series provides you with an opportunity to take a deep dive into a variety of topics delivered by experts, giving you access to the leading edge of what is relevant in the field and allowing you expand your mindfulness practice and teaching.

These 90 minute sessions will equip participants with tools they can immediately implement in their personal and professional lives. Sessions will include a talk, practices, Q&A with the presenter, and a live chat with fellow participants. Followup resources will be provided with a link to the recording, summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources to continue your journey. Access our past workshops here.

Who is this for?

The Mindful Schools community includes educators, counselors, parents, and a wide range of school community members who are excited to share mindfulness with students.

Our Workshop Series is appropriate for all levels of experience. We strongly encourage completing our Mindfulness Fundamentals course so you may participate in workshops with a shared understanding of the Mindful Schools practice framework of secular mindfulness. Educators and MHPs may receive credits for the Mindfulness Fundamentals course.

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