Designed by educators, for educators, with educators
201: Mindfulness in the Classroom is a comprehensive training that 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 201 training, curriculum, and teaching kit integrates critical research in education including:
- Implicit Bias
- Inclusive and Trauma-Sensitive Practices
- Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
Educator Voices from This Course
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
Prerequisites: 101: Mindfulness Foundations required.
Time to Complete: 8 Weeks. 30 Hours. Expect to dedicate ~3 hours per week.
Respected Credentials: Earn a Certificate of Completion from a recognized training organization. Educators may apply for graduate credits.
Live Sessions: This course includes two 1-hour live calls, guided by our faculty.
Instruction + Resources: Learn via video, guided audio, reading, course activities.
Forum: Build connection with peers and faculty for discussion and feedback.
In this comprehensive training, learn how to integrate mindfulness practices and the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum into your school day to nurture social-emotional well-being and thriving learning spaces.
In this 8-week course, continue to deepen your mindfulness practice from 101: Mindfulness Foundations and your exploration of what it means to teach mindfully. You’ll learn strategies for your own self-care and wellness, as well as ways to support your students through mindful communication. Integrate research-based and trauma-sensitive practices to create inclusive spaces where students feel a greater sense of safety, belonging, and curiosity.
COURSE COST: $595
Then, explore a variety of engagement and instructional strategies for teaching mindfulness to students, using the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum. Gain access to live sessions, teaching demonstrations, student workbooks, and resource manuals for teachers and parents.
Watch Excerpts of Lesson Demonstrations
Full lessons and teaching reflections are included in the course. Watch excerpts below:
April introduces mindfulness to middle schoolers:
April explores “tracks 1 + 2” in a mindful listening lesson:
April reflects on resistance and an asset-based approach:
Watch an Introduction to the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum and Download a Sample
About the Teaching Kit
This course provides multiple models of implementation so that you’ll be equipped to teach lessons in different configurations, time-frames, and classroom contexts.
✓ K-5 Curriculum with 20 Adaptable Lessons
- 138-Page Curriculum includes K-2 modifications
- 26-Page Student Workbook
✓ 6-12 Curriculum with 24 Adaptable Lessons
- 226-Page Curriculum with lesson extension activities
- 30-Page Student Journal
✓ Both curricula include extensive supplementary materials on:
- Incorporating movement breaks
- Facilitating discussion and inquiry
- Creating a trauma-sensitive classroom container
- Teaching mindfulness in an asset-based way
- Lesson Demonstration Videos
- Parent Letters for each lesson in the K-5 Curriculum
- Classroom Teacher Manual
- Considerations for Outside Providers
- Evaluation Materials for Student, Teacher, and Parent Feedback
- Explore the research on teaching mindfully and the role of adults in regulating children’s nervous systems
- Practice and model self-care, curiosity, and how to work with feelings of stress and burnout
- Explore interpersonal mindfulness and mindful communication in the classroom
- Create inclusive, culturally responsive lesson adaptations of the new Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum
- Understand how mindfulness provides a foundation for social-emotional learning (SEL) programs
- Integrate trauma-sensitive practices in the classroom
- Learn how to make mindfulness relevant and age-appropriate for students in different contexts
What You’ll Learn
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 the live session, emails, and forums, your Online Course Guide will facilitate discussions, synthesize emerging themes, answer questions and provide ongoing guidance and feedback. Meet our team!
Upon completing this training, educators may apply for and receive graduate level credits. Details
A mindful classroom begins with you. Teaching and modeling mindfulness techniques is most effective when it stems from a foundation of personal practice. Before taking 201: Mindfulness in the Classroom, please complete the prerequisite 101: Mindfulness Foundations.
Mindful Schools aims to expand access for educators who are self-funding their training, e.g., those who aren’t funded by their schools and are training on their own time without stipends. Scholarships currently include:
• $50 OFF the 101 or 101R Course
• $250 OFF the 201 Course
Funding is limited ––apply now.
Mindful Schools Training Path
Explore your personal and professional growth path through Mindful Schools’ core training (101 and 201), elective courses (Self-Compassion and Mindful Communication), interactive workshops, retreats, and ongoing practice support. Together, we can build trauma-sensitive, equitable, and resilient schools where students and educators can thrive.
More Educator Voices from This Course
More Educator Voices from 201: Mindfulness in the Classroom
“This course has changed the way I teach. I didn’t realize how far-reaching mindfulness could be in the classroom; everyone should practice it. I feel like I know the trainers personally. Their positivity, knowledge and compassion guides you effortlessly through the course.” – 3rd Grade Teacher, Toulouse, France
“The 201 class from Mindful Schools was an inspiring experience. Throughout the experience, the importance of being authentic and practicing on a personal level was emphasized and supported. It was well-paced and full of opportunities to learn and practice in a variety of ways. It has made an incredible difference in both my personal life and teaching. I highly recommend this class.” – Preschool Teacher, New York
“201: Mindfulness in the Classroom is truly transformative. It helped me strengthen my own personal practice and help me bring a sense of clarity, equanimity and connection to my classroom. I have seen a great impact on my students and my classroom environment since utilizing so many of the strategies and lessons learned throughout the course. I am so grateful to have had the experience and will continue to implement these practices in my personal life and in my teaching, and grow these practices even more. The course is very user-friendly, engaging, relevant, and the Mindful Schools teachers and facilitators are responsive and engaging as well. I would highly recommend this course or any course at Mindful Schools!” – Kindergarten Teacher, New Jersey
COURSE COST: $595
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