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Find qualified outside service providers to deliver mindfulness programs in your school.
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A certified instructor has undergone a minimum of 300 hrs of training in our Mindful Teacher Year-Long Certification Program and has had their teaching evaluated by Mindful Schools. Certified Instructors have made a significant commitment to the theory and practice of mindfulness in education.
How Do I Use This Directory?
The first way to use the Directory is to search for instructors in your region. You can also search by age ranges worked with (e.g. K5) and specializations (e.g. autism). Reading instructor biographies will give you an even better sense of who is the best fit for you.
Note: We do not conduct criminal or personal background checks on Certified Instructors. This is the responsibility of the schools or agencies hiring them for services (the vast majority of schools and youth service agencies are already mandated to do background checks on all employees and contractors by law). Mindful Schools is not liable or responsible for any actions of the Certified Instructors listed here. This directory is meant to be a resource for those seeking mindfulness services for youth populations. If you choose to use the directory, you do so at your own risk.
Argos works with students of color in a Bronx transfer high school. It is a Title One school where students transfer after being unsuccessful in more traditional settings. He also works with student teachers and educators at Hunter College’s School of Education.
Argos Gonzalez grew up in Queens, NY and is a product of the NYC public education system from elementary school to his graduate studies. He is a high school English teacher in the Bronx with ten years experience. He also teaches literacy instruction at Hunter College and is finishing his Ph.D. in Urban Education at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is interested in the impact mindfulness can have on teachers and students alike.
He is using his mindfulness training to teach mindfulness practices to his students in the Bronx and to facilitate and create mindfulness professional development workshops for teachers in public and private schools. He also provides consultation and coaching for educators.