Watch impact stories from two Mindful Schools partners.
How We Partner With Schools and Districts
Mindful Schools has designed an approach that is both revolutionary and simple. Our team of educators knows that you are doing meaningful, heartfelt work. That’s why we empower you—the school’s culture keepers—to build upon your individual and collective strengths to achieve your community’s vision of equity and wellness. Our multi-year partnerships build your capacity to create inclusive and engaging mindful schools.
Specialized services include:
- All-Staff Professional Development
- Consulting and Implementation Support
- Instructional Coaching
Specialized services are only offered in combination with Foundational Trainings. Consultation Services and All-Staff PDs are not available a-la-carte.
View the Mindful Schools
2023-2024 Program Catalog
The Mindful Schools Approach
We take an integrated approach to cultivate healthy school cultures in which every person feels valued, engaged, and ready to learn.
Our students and educators deserve trauma-sensitive environments, not just a trauma-sensitive mindfulness lesson.
We pair a K-12 mindfulness curriculum with key frameworks, Domains of Mindful Teaching and Rubric for Assessing Schoolwide Mindfulness, to create inclusive and nurturing learning experiences.
Getting Started and Best Practices
We recommend these best practices to build for program impact and sustainability.
Engage Your Early Adopters
Get leadership buy-in and start with those who are most excited to learn about mindfulness to build a strong foundation for organic growth.
Learn in Cohorts
Train together for a shared learning experience. Build a common vocabulary, engage in meaningful discussion, and integrate consistent practices into your school.
Create an Opt-In Culture
Motivate and invite your staff, teachers, and administrators to opt-in to participate, rather than a roll-out or mandatory training.
Be Mindful of Time
Educators are busy! Create time for learning and consider incentives to honor and celebrate your staff’s commitment.
Explore a Workshop or 101
Just getting started? Learn immediate skills and get an introduction to the Mindful Schools approach in a workshop or 101: Mindfulness Foundations.
What Our School Partners Say
“As someone that’s in charge of the social-emotional learning, climate, and culture, this program has paid dividends.”
– Graciella Romero
High School Assistant Principal, Passaic, NJ
“Mindfulness has been a very powerful experience for my staff. My work with Mindful Schools helped me reach a better understanding of how mindfulness could be taught to children and profoundly affect the culture of a whole school. Students who practice mindfulness are more aware of how to regulate their own thoughts and behaviors and have empathy for others.”
– Kit Flynn
Middle School Principal, Ann Arbor, MI
“Mindful Schools is our go-to organization when it comes to training and resources–– what we do, how we do it, and why we do it. We were searching for that, literally for years.”
– Robert Caplinger
Elementary School Principal, Laveen, AZ
“This is EXACTLY what we needed. I would describe this as the greatest gift principals could provide for their faculty and staff.”
– Maurice Harper
High School Principal, San Francisco, CA
“When I first started the Mindful Schools program, it really helped and resonated for me. I thought, I can’t hold this for my self I have to share it with everybody.”
– Fontashia Jackson
Educator, Raleigh, NC