Mindful Schools Blog

Learn more about Mindfulness in Education from our staff and contributing authors.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Happiness research continues to indicate that gratitude is one of the key ingredients to human happiness and well-being. Try this 12-min gratitude practice.

Compassion Fatigue: How California Can Improve Teacher Retention

What is compassion fatigue? How is it affecting our educators? Read this research, designed to help policymakers like school boards, superintendents, and politicians gain an awareness of what teachers are experiencing in all aspects of their work.

Teaching Mindfulness of Emotions with Emojis ;)

Emojis can be a safe way to begin conversations about mindfulness of emotions with students. My favorite part about this lesson is how much FUN it can be! Watch the demo.

Breaking Free from Anxiety Overload

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental illness in the U.S. Learn the difference between anxiety and stress and 3 strategies for practicing mindfulness when you’re experiencing anxiety.

Making Mindful Breathing Fun: It’s as Easy as ABC…

For those who think the idea of teaching little kids to settle down and quietly focus on their breath is beyond comprehension, the ABC's can make mindful breathing fun for even the youngest audiences.

Educators: You Have Permission to Take Care of Yourself, Right Now

Educating our youth is a calling that draws some of the most hard-working and dedicated people. Teachers are also prone to burnout–in fact, last year, public school teachers quit their jobs at the highest rate on record. Educators, it’s time to start showing yourself care and compassion, right now.
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