The 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
Integrating mindfulness into the home and family life can be a powerful component to sustaining and supporting mindfulness in schools.
But establishing new habits and practices in our own homes, with our own children might seem daunting for some parents – even for some of us who are experienced and skilled at teaching a full classroom of students all day, every day…
At this interactive workshop, learn a variety of age-appropriate practices and activities, as well as tried and true strategies for bringing mindfulness into the home. For over a decade, Ofosu Jones-Quartey and Jen Jordan have co-led mindfulness programs for families and will share their best practices and insights. Get ideas for mindful games, activities to build deeper family connections, bringing mindful pauses into home life, and easy and accessible tools for applying mindfulness in family life. Learn specific examples of bringing mindfulness practices into the home at different developmental stages (pre-K, elementary, early adolescence, and young adults).
We’ll practice some of these activities at the workshop, and you’ll receive resources after the session to get started at home. These tools can also be brought back to your school’s parent community as a first step for launching parent education programs or family mindfulness programs – to more deeply support your mindfulness teaching in schools.
The research and importance behind bringing mindfulness into family life
Age-appropriate mindful games, practices and activities (pre-K, elementary, early adolescence, young adults)
Best practices for parents to introduce mindfulness at home
Resources to share with your school community to support parent education and engagement
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 Presenters: Jen Jordan & Ofosu Jones-Quartey
Jen Jordan has been practicing mindfulness for 30 years as a way to support balance in the evolving cycles of life. She has found parenting her three school-aged children, including a child with a degenerative physical disability, her richest place of practice.
She currently serves as IMCW Family Program Director, mentor for the online Power of Awareness course, and Mindfulness Instructor with Minds, Inc. Jen has trained in the Mindful Schools and .b curricula and is a graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute (MTTI). She has also written numerous articles about family classes and meditation practice. In addition to her mindfulness work, Jen is a Family Nurse Practitioner currently working in hospice.
Ofosu Jones-Quartey has been practicing mindfulness since 1999. Since 2004, Ofosu has been teaching the Insight Meditation Community of Washington’s (IMCW) Family Meditation class. He has been co-teaching the same class with Jennifer Jordan since 2008. Ofosu has been working as an instructor with Minds, Incorporated to bring mindfulness practice to schools, working with students directly in the classroom since 2014. Ofosu is also an accomplished musician performing around the world as a Hip Hop and Electronic Music artist. He currently lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife and their four children.
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 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.
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.