About Mindful Schools Workshops

Mindfulness • Skill-Building • School Culture

Expand your toolkit for practicing, teaching, and implementing mindfulness in your school. Mindful Schools offers 90-minute live virtual workshops to take a deeper dive into the most important topics in mindfulness in education. Join us in these inspirational sessions, and learn tools and strategies to immediately integrate into your work with youth.

Mindful Schools trainings are designed by educators, for educators. Our experienced Mindful Schools faculty guide these live virtual events. We look forward to practicing with you.

Every 90-minute live virtual workshop integrates:

  • Mindfulness: Experience mindfulness practice to support your well-being
  • Skill-Building: Learn tangible skills that expand your instructional capacity and professional competency
  • School Culture: Explore strategies and considerations to create a culture of mindfulness and well-being at your school

Register for Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday,
August 10, 2022

This workshop is offered on a sliding scale basis

Registration Deadline: Aug 8

Building a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
4PM–5:30PM PT | 7PM–8:30PM ET

Discover strategies to create welcoming and safe learning spaces, and nurture healing relationships with students.

Whether or not we are aware of it, every classroom is impacted by the effects of trauma. Join this workshop to examine a nervous system framework and understand the ways that traumatic stress shows up as recognizable behaviors in both students and educators. In this training, we will explore practices that support nervous system settling––in ourselves and our students. Learn strategies to be both proactive and reactive when traumatic stress is triggered.

Workshop objectives:

  • Learn how trauma impacts the brain and behavior, and how it shows up in the classroom
  • Experience mindfulness practices that empower you to settle your own nervous system
  • Explore strategies, practices, and classroom routines that support nervous system regulation

All registrants receive a recording one week after the workshop. The recording expires 90 days after the workshop.

This workshop is offered on a sliding scale basis
Registration Deadline: August 8

Meet the Mindful Schools faculty guiding this workshop:

Alan Brown (he/him), Mindful Schools Faculty
Educator for over 15 years as a teacher, dean, and Director of Integrative & Co-Curricular Learning in NYC; advisor for GLSEN (the Gay Lesbian Straight Eduation Network)

April Frazier (she/her), Mindful Schools Faculty
Over 10 years in education; middle school teacher in the South Bronx; mindfulness and yoga instructor in schools and trauma centers


Wednesday,
September 28, 2022

This workshop is offered on a sliding scale basis

Registration Opens in July

Mindfulness and SEL for Educators

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
4PM–5:30PM PT | 7PM–8:30PM ET

Social-emotional learning (SEL) isn’t just for kids. Explore emotions, the stress response, and strategies to navigate challenging classroom moments.

More details coming soon.

Meet the Mindful Schools faculty guiding this workshop:

Fontashia Johnson (she/her), Mindful Schools Faculty
Master’s Degree in Education and licensed teacher in NC; founder of a non-profit focused on underserved communities in Raleigh; parent of four

Sarah Rudell Beach (she/her), Mindful Schools Faculty
Over 20 years in education; high school social studies teacher for 17 years in Wayzata Public Schools and honored as an Esteemed Teacher seven times by the district; Curriculum and Research Manager at Mindful Schools


Why Workshops for Educators?

In our 101 and 201 courses, educators learn that mindfulness practice and facilitation skills are not something that we “achieve” and then check off as complete. We are in an ongoing process of learning and investigation into ourselves, our experience, and the experience of the students we work with. Workshops provide ongoing opportunities to build competencies in the Mindful Schools Domains of Mindful Teaching framework (see pg 4), supporting educators to create mindful learning environments that nurture curiosity and compassion.

Faculty

Mindful Schools courses and training programs are designed by educators, for educators.

Workshops are developed and guided by the Mindful Schools faculty. Our team of classroom teachers, administrators, and implementation specialists draws from lived experiences and expertise in classrooms, schools, districts, and a wide variety of educational settings. You can learn more about our Program Facilitators on our “Meet Our Team” page.


Workshops FAQs

How do I join the live event? When you register, you will receive an email with call-in instructions to join the zoom room as well as a 1-hour reminder on the day of the event.

What if I can’t make the live event? If you’re unable to attend the live event, you may still register to access the event recording. The recording will be sent one week after the event. The recording expires 90 days after the event.

Who is this workshop for? Do I need a certain level of mindfulness experience to participate? Our workshops are appropriate for all levels of experience. Mindful Schools programs are designed for educators, counselors, parents, and a wide range of school community members who are excited to share mindfulness with young people. While there is no prerequisite for registration, we encourage workshop participants to take our 101: Mindfulness Foundations course so you may participate with a shared understanding of the Mindful Schools framework of secular mindfulness.

Cancellations: In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. Refunds will not be granted after this time. If you need to cancel and request a refund, please contact support@mindfulschools.org.

Certificate of Attendance:
To be eligible for a Certificate of Attendance, participants are required to:

  • Register and pay for the workshop by the registration deadline (published on the event page)
  • Attend in full. Attendance will be verified if you complete the following:
    • Join the workshop, by web browser or Zoom App (not dialing in by phone) within the first 10-minutes of the start of the workshop.  
    • Join the workshop using the same email as used to register.
    • Stay logged-in, and engaged, for the duration of the workshop.
  • Complete the event survey within 1 week of receiving the link to access the survey. The survey link will be emailed on the day of the event.

Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to those who complete the attendance requirements and submit the survey within the stated time frame. Certificates will be emailed 2 weeks after the event.

Important Notes:

  • Certificates are available only for those who complete the attendance and survey requirements, without exception. 
  • It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure adequate internet reliability and bandwidth. 
  • Incomplete attendance nullifies eligibility for the certificate. Attendance is considered incomplete if the participant joins more than 10 minutes after the start time, has gaps in attendance, or leaves early. We are unable to give partial credit for incomplete attendance. 
  • There is a $20 fee to reissue certificates, and certificates are available only if the attendance and survey requirements were met.

Workshops Overview

Workshops are 90-minute live virtual events guided by Mindful Schools faculty. Learn tools and strategies to immediately integrate into your work with youth. Every workshop integrates:

Mindfulness: Experience mindfulness practice to support your well-being

Skill-Building: Learn tangible skills that expand your instructional capacity

School Culture: Explore strategies and considerations to create a culture of mindfulness

Certificate of Attendance: Available for attendees who meet the criteria – see FAQs

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Registration

Mindful Schools Workshop:
Building a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Wed, Aug 10, 2022
4PM–5:30PM PT |
7PM–8:30PM ET

This workshop is offered on a sliding scale basis

Registration Deadline: Aug 8


Mindful Schools Workshop: Mindfulness and SEL for Educators

Wed, Sep 28, 2022
4PM–5:30PM PT |
7PM–8:30PM ET

This workshop is offered on a sliding scale basis

Registration Opens in July

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