Start Building Your School-Wide Mindfulness Program
School Implementation Clinic
About This Course
In the School Implementation Clinic you’ll learn how to support your school in building a whole-school mindfulness program – to create a culture of greater awareness, emotional resilience, and kindness.
As a mindfulness champion, lead, or coordinator within your school, you’ll learn how to implement evaluation tools, access resources and strategies to align stakeholders, and begin facilitating peer learning.
Most importantly, we know that programmatic and cultural change is a process – it takes time. That’s why this course gives you access to six monthly LIVE calls with a Mindful Schools Coach to get support along the way.
- Design a school-wide mindfulness program, specific to your unique school context
- Access tools and strategies to communicate with stakeholders: parents, staff, and administration
- Learn different modalities to facilitate peer learning
- Use evaluation kits for program assessment
- Get LIVE support on how to respond to issues that arise
Why School-Wide Implementation?
Mindful Schools designed this training in response to significant positive feedback and requests for guidance to establish and grow mindfulness programs:
I love teaching mindfulness in my classroom. Other teachers are really starting to notice and often ask me to demonstrate or teach in their classrooms as well. I think my school is ready to explore what a school-wide mindfulness program might look like.
I’ve enjoyed the first two Mindful Schools courses! Teaching mindfulness is going well and my principal recently asked me to research how to start a school-wide mindfulness program.
What are the next steps? Where do I get started?
We believe that the most sustainable and successful programs are those that are propelled by educators who are already embedded in schools and understand the unique conditions of the communities they serve. The School Implementation Clinic provides frameworks so you can create an approach that will work for the specific needs of your school. Start building your mindfulness program, now.
This is the third course in the path toward building a “mindful school.”
What You’ll Learn
Course Materials and Support
- 6 Hours of online, on-demand training. Includes instructional videos, resources, templates, and toolkits.
- 6 LIVE Coaching Calls to ask specific questions about building your program and get feedback from your Mindful Schools coach and peers.
- Guided Journal exercises for planning, reflection, and growth.
Coaching Call Calendar
Once you register, you are invited to join six monthly LIVE Coaching Calls, which are held on the third Thursday of the month, 4:00pm PST. Dates are:
- April 16, 4:00pm PST
- May 21, 4:00pm PST
- June 18, 4:00pm PST
- July 16, 4:00pm PST
- August 20, 4:00pm PST
- September 17, 4:00pm PST
- October 15, 4:00pm PST
- November 19, 4:00pm PST
- December 17, 4:00pm PST
Upon completing this training, educators can receive graduate level credits. Details.
This course is designed for educators who have an established mindfulness practice and experience teaching mindfulness to students and need support working with adults and/or advocating for a mindfulness program at their school. As such, we require that participants take Mindfulness Fundamentals and Mindful Educator Essentials prior to participating in this course.
The School Implementation Clinic is designed by Mindful Schools based on our work implementing mindfulness programs at five San Francisco Bay Area Schools, in addition to the collective wisdom and expertise of our diverse contributing faculty. The course is taught by Kory O’Rourke, a career classroom educator and Mindful Schools Certified Mindfulness Instructor, and overseen by Megan Sweet, Mindful Schools’ Director of Training. This team has more than 50 years of combined of mindfulness practice and K-12 teaching experience.
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