School Implementation Clinic
About This Training
In School Implementation Clinic, educators build and expand on the skills from the 101 and 201 courses.
Bring mindfulness practices beyond the walls of your classroom and learn how to support your school in building a whole-school mindfulness program to create a culture of greater awareness, resilience, and kindness.
As a mindfulness champion, lead, or coordinator within your school, you’ll: learn how to begin facilitating peer learning; implement evaluation tools; and access resources, strategies, and support to align stakeholders.
Programmatic and cultural change is a process––it takes time. That’s why this training gives you access to six monthly Live Coaching Calls with a Mindful Schools Coach to get support and feedback along the way.
- Design a schoolwide 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 monthly Live support on how to respond to issues that arise
Live Coaching Calls
Once you register, you’ll have access to your online classroom with five training modules––you may work through the training modules at your own pace. We encourage participants to review all of the online training prior to joining the Live Coaching Calls.
Next, join six monthly Live Coaching Calls, which are held on the third Thursday of the month, 4:00pm–5:00pm PT. Upcoming dates:
- December 15
- January 19, 2023
- February 16, 2023
- March 16, 2023
- April 19, 2023
- May 17, 2023
Why Schoolwide 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 schoolwide 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 schoolwide 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. 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.
What You’ll Learn
In your online classroom, you’ll have access to five training modules that you may work through at your own pace. We encourage participants to review all of the online training materials prior to joining the Live Coaching Calls.
Training 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.
Upon completing this training, educators may apply for and receive graduate level credits. Details.
This is the third training in the path toward building a “mindful school.” This training is designed for educators who have an established mindfulness practice and experience teaching the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum to students.
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 training is taught by Kory O’Rourke, a career classroom educator and Mindful Schools Certified Mindfulness Instructor, and overseen by Megan Sweet, PhD. This team has more than five decades of combined of mindfulness practice and K-12 teaching experience.
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