Here’s Your Back to School Toolkit

The beginning of the school year can be full of excitement and also overwhelm and stress. Everyone – teachers and students alike – can benefit from simple pauses and extra breaths throughout the day.

Here’s your Back to School Toolkit to get a mindful start to the semester ahead. Enjoy!

First, remember to take a moment, just for yourself.

Don’t skip this step!

Guided audio practice.  Listen to a 3 or 10 minute guided mindfulness practice, in moments of stress or calm, so you can feel more grounded and energized for the year.

3 minute meditation:
10 minute meditation:

Next, print your Back to School PDF.

Get your classroom activities and poster.

Print your Back to School PDF

Classroom activities.  The first weeks of school are a time when everyone, teachers and students alike, can benefit from additional pauses and extra breaths throughout the day. The Back to School PDF includes tips to weave in a few mindful breaths throughout your day – especially at transition points.

Printable poster.  Consider placing your poster where it will catch students’ eyes and remind them to pause and take a breath. Try your front door or by your room number, at the top of the whiteboard, or by the classroom agenda or objectives of the day.

Print your Back to School PDF

We hope you and your students enjoy these mindful activities together. Please continue to explore our calendar and website for courses, new workshops, and new classroom ideas throughout the school year.

Have a wonderful start to the semester!
The Mindful Schools Team

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