Watch what can happen when a school invests in a whole-school culture of mindfulness. Milner Middle School, a Title I school in Hartford, CT, has a multi-year partnership with Mindful Schools. Here is their story.
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.
There are so many other things that we could be doing right now. Maybe notice, as you sit down to read this, if there are other things that you feel like you should be doing. Listen to this guided practice on: working with urgency.
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.
What does it look like to build community, foster connection, and be inclusive in a way that models it for your students? #mindfulschools
3 ideas to create safe learning environments that empower and value everyone in the classroom. Try #3: co-develop community agreements with your students.
Looking for fresh activities for your kids this summer? Try this list of 10 Mindful Summer Activities for Kids. Try the "Popsicle Challenge" or the "Sky Study" and let us know what you and your kids notice.
Watch and learn mindful movements and games for your classroom. (Adults love them too.) After a long day of sitting still in classes, help students get back in their bodies and ready to learn––and have a little fun.
In schools, our work is difficult and complex. Five teachers share how mindfulness has been foundational in supporting students with anxiety and stress and creating a positive school-wide culture.