Designed by educators, for 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 new research in education including:
- Implicit Bias
- Inclusive and Trauma-Sensitive Practices
- Culturally Sustaining and Critical Pedagogy
Educator Voices from 201: Mindfulness in the Classroom
“This course was something I looked forward to doing, even while I was on summer vacation. It helped me maintain my own personal practice, while guiding me through a carefully crafted curriculum, tailored to a range of age groups. I gained a wealth of knowledge, experience and resources to help bring mindfulness to my school and incorporate it into our SEL program. I cannot thank the instructors enough for sharing their wonderful experience and demo lessons with me. The experience was truly invaluable and I cannot recommend it enough.” – English Teacher, California
“Mindful Schools did a phenomenally thoughtful job of putting this program together. In this age of Covid where so many of us have resorted to transferring our lives to online learning, Mindful Schools has managed to make a so needed and important topic for today accessible, in an equitable, inclusive, and supportive way.” – Associate Teacher, Connecticut
“This produces a radical shift in the way you will think and teach. This course is the start of a journey, towards more compassion, more space, and greater understanding. How much more empathetic and effective the world would be if every student had a Mindful Schools trained teacher!“ – School Counselor, Chennai, India
“When I started the courses with my school, going all the way back to 101, I thought that mindfulness was crazy and would never work for me or my students. I just want to say how wrong I was. Having and participating in the different mindfulness practices has really changed my life and way of teaching. I have learned a lot about myself and how stressed I was, but now after taking the two courses [101 and 201], I feel so at peace and energized about myself and teaching. I have so many different tools I am so excited to teach my students. I personally want to thank you for changing my life, my family’s life, and all the lives’ of my future students.” – Elementary School Teacher, Missouri
“It will transform your life in the most positive way. 201 not only reinforces the importance of grounding into your practice but teaches you how to teach others. It is well organized, meets all learners and offers time for practice and reflection. Life-changing.” – Parent and Educator, New York
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 FACILITATED ONLINE COURSE | 2-3 HOURS PER WEEK | LIVE SESSIONS | CREDITS AVAILABLE
PREREQUISITES: 101: MINDFULNESS FOUNDATIONS
In this comprehensive training, learn how to integrate mindfulness practices and the new, revised Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum into your school day to nurture social-emotional wellbeing 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
Explore a variety of engagement and instructional strategies for teaching mindfulness to students, using the new Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum. Gain access to Live Sessions, teaching demonstrations, student workbooks, and resource manuals for teachers and parents.
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, inclusive and trauma-sensitive practices, culturally sustaining and critical pedagogy, and our relationship with technology.
This is the second course in the path toward building a “mindful school” and fulfills the prerequisite for our School Implementation Clinic.
Complete 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
- 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
About the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum and Student Workbooks
Watch a sample video from the course:
Download a sample PDF of the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum
- 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
- Get support from a Mindful Schools Online Course Guide and connect with peers in Live Sessions and in course forums
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 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.
Upon completing this training, educators may apply for and receive graduate level credits. Details
COURSE COST: $595
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, which provides an overview of mindfulness science and practices, and more importantly, an introduction to the way Mindful Schools approaches mindfulness in education.
101: Mindfulness Foundations provides all educators a common understanding of and vocabulary for secular mindfulness. It also addresses components of mindfulness that are particularly relevant for educational settings, including trauma-sensitive practices, neuroscience research, equity and inclusivity, and an exploration of implicit bias. Learn more in our FAQs.
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
201: Mindfulness in the Classroom is the second course in the path toward building a “mindful school” and fulfills the prerequisite for our School Implementation Clinic.
COURSE COST: $595
More Questions? Visit Our FAQ Page