201: Mindfulness in the Classroom

201: Mindfulness in the Classroom builds on the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum––the long-standing gold standard in mindfulness in education––which teaches students foundational skills in building attention, focus, and self-regulation.

The NEW, REVISED Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum (2020) and complete Teaching Kit integrates critical new research in education including:

  • Implicit Bias
  • Inclusivity and Trauma-Sensitive Practices
  • Our Relationship with Technology

Why Mindfulness in the Classroom?

A student’s capacity to learn is directly impacted by whether they feel emotionally supported in the classroom. Today, with so many young people experiencing stress, trauma, and isolation, we need a new approach to equip educators with new practices, resources, and support to cultivate learning environments in which all students can thrive.

About This Course

8-WEEKS ONLINE   |   2-3 HOURS PER WEEK   |   3 LIVE SESSIONS   |   CREDITS AVAILABLE

PREREQUISITES: 101: MINDFULNESS FOUNDATIONS

Learn how to integrate mindful practices and the new, revised K-12 Mindful Schools Curriculum into your school day to nurture social-emotional well-being and thriving learning spaces.

201: Mindfulness in the Classroom builds on the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum––the long-standing gold standard in mindfulness in education––which teaches students foundational skills in building attention, focus, and self-regulation. The new, revised Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum integrates critical new research in education including: implicit bias, inclusivity and trauma-sensitive practices, and our relationship with technology.

In this 8-week course, continue to deepen your mindfulness practice introduced in 101: Mindfulness Foundations. Integrate research- and trauma-sensitive practices to create inclusive spaces where students feel a greater sense of safety, belonging, and curiosity. Explore different techniques, modalities, and adaptations using the new, revised K-12 Mindful Schools Curriculum. Gain access to LIVE Sessions, teaching demonstrations, student workbooks, and resource manuals for teachers and parents.

This is the second course in the path toward building a “mindful school” and fulfills the prerequisite for 301: School Implementation Clinic.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn research on teaching mindfully and the role of the adult in regulating children’s nervous systems
  • Practice and model self-care, curiosity, and how to work with feelings of stress and burnout
  • Explore modalities of interpersonal mindfulness and mindful communication for facilitation
  • Create inclusive, culturally responsive lesson adaptations of the new K-12 Mindful Schools Curriculum
  • Understand how mindfulness provides a foundation for social-emotional learning (SEL) programs
  • Recognize signs of trauma and integrate trauma-sensitive practices in the classroom
  • Learn how to make mindfulness relevant and age-appropriate for students in different contexts
  • Get support from a Mindful Schools Online Course Guide and connect with peers in LIVE Sessions and the course forums

Teaching Kit

Classroom Kit

✓    K-5 Curriculum with 16 Adaptable Lessons

  • Includes K-2 Modifications

    6-12 Curriculum with 16 Adaptable Lessons

  • Includes Middle School Modifications

    Student Workbooks + Activities

Resources

    In-Class and Virtual Lesson Demonstrations

    Classroom Teacher Manual

    Mindfulness Teacher Manual

    Parent Manual

This course provides multiple models of implementation so that you’ll be equipped to teach lessons in different configurations, time-frames, and classroom contexts.

What You’ll Learn


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Part I: Teaching Mindfully

Weeks 1 – 4

  • Research on the Role of the Adult in Regulating Children’s Nervous Systems
  • What Is Embodiment? A Deeper Dive Into Teaching Mindfully
  • Self-Care, Managing Stress, and Sustaining a Mindfulness Practice
  • Establishing a Container and Creating Safety and Inclusivity in the Classroom
  • Trauma-Sensitive Research, ACES, and Classroom Practices
  • Mindful Communication and Facilitating Classroom Discussion

* Join a 1-hour LIVE Session, guided and facilitated by a Mindful Schools Online Course Guide *

Part II: Teaching Mindfulness

Weeks 5 – 8

  • Introduction to the new Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum
  • Anatomy of a Mindfulness Lesson, Demonstrations, and Adaptations
  • Establishing Relevance: Building Relationships, Agreements, and Working with Resistance
  • Making Mindfulness Inclusive: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Making Mindfulness Trauma-Sensitive: SEL Connections and Other Interventions
  • Sustaining a Mindful Classroom Culture: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

* Join a 1-hour LIVE Session, guided and facilitated by a Mindful Schools Online Course Guide *

Support From an Online Course Guide

Online Course Guides are experienced Mindful Schools faculty members who support you in all eight weeks of the course. Through LIVE Sessions, weekly emails and updates, and course forums, your Online Course Guide will facilitate discussions, synthesize emerging themes, answer questions, and provide ongoing guidance and feedback.

Graduate Credits

Upon completing this training, educators may apply for and receive graduate level credits. Details

Continue Your Journey

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COURSE COST:  $595  $495

Now is the moment for mindfulness. Sign up today to receive $100 off tuition. This is part of our targeted effort to create more access to courses for educators in this time of uncertainty and great need.

Training Path

This is the second course in the path toward building a “mindful school” and fulfills the prerequisite for 301: School Implementation Clinic.

Continue Your Journey

Next Course:

COURSE COST:  $595  $495

Sign up today to take advantage of the reduced course cost of $495. This is part of our targeted effort to create more access for educators in this time of great need.


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