Students rarely slow down during the day. When they do, it allows them to turn inward and embrace themselves exactly as they are.
“Mindfulness is the only reason I ever went to school,” Dylan, a high school freshman, shares his experience learning mindfulness.
Dylan’s teacher is a graduate of Mindful Schools’ Mindful Teacher Certification Program.
“I Am Mindful” was filmed at Gateway High School in San Francisco.
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About Mindful Schools
Mindful Schools’ vision is for all children to learn in “mindful schools” that nurture a new generation of leaders to create a more equitable and thriving world. The mission of Mindful Schools is to empower educators to spark change from the inside out by cultivating awareness, resilience, and compassionate action.
The Mindful Schools program began in 2007, when a small, passionate team began teaching mindfulness in Oakland, California public schools. Within three years, the program expanded to fifty schools in the Bay Area and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Today, Mindful Schools supports schoolwide implementation of mindfulness programs nationally and provides hybrid professional development and K-12 curriculum training for educators.
Developed by educators, for educators, the Mindful Schools approach provides an accessible pathway for adults to be grounded in mindfulness practice while developing competencies that support classroom and schoolwide implementation for their specific community and context. Recent program innovations include alignment of a new K-12 Mindfulness Curriculum with The Domains of Mindful Teaching, an intentional inquiry-based process for teachers to foster inclusive, trauma-sensitive, and engaging learning environments, and the Mindful Schools Rubric for Assessing Schoolwide Mindfulness to help school teams determine and implement the best approach for supporting the well-being of the communities they serve.