#mindfulAISD (10/31)

Mindfulness in the Austin Independent School District

Week of October 31st

Welcome to the #mindfulAISD newsletter for the week of October 24. This will serve as a way to highlight the awesome mindfulness work being done across the district as well as offer resources. Have suggestions for material you'd like to see on here? Please email the SEL Mindfulness Specialist: james.butler@austinisd.org


Want to Showcase Your Mindfulness Work?

Send James Butler an email with a brief story and/or photo (if you have photo releases for your students). Or if you're on Twitter, use the hashtag #mindfulAISD and I'll post a link to your tweet on the newsletter.


Mindfulness Challenge UPDATE

UPDATE: Dr. Cruz has agreed to highlight the campus with the most staff members who meet their mindfulness goals during the month of November. You can register for the challenge and set your goal below. The cut-off for highlighting a campus is Friday, November 4th.

November is a crazy time of the year for teachers with all the grading and holiday craze, so we're going to have a district-wide Mindfulness Challenge. The idea is to help us be intentional about taking care of ourselves. In this instance, through meditation and/or yoga. You can do this is any way that works for you (i.e. Calm app, yoga class or at home, etc.).

This is completely optional, but if you'd like to participate, fill out the Google Form below to set your goal (it will take 1 minute to complete). At the end of the month, I'll send a follow up email so you can check in about your goal. Participants who meet their goal will be eligible for the raffling of a $25 Visa gift card.


Mindful Classrooms--Week 11

If you're using Mindful Classrooms: The Educator Guide, I recommend using Week 11 this week. It's a very loose recommendation though. Please do what's best for you and your students. If you'd like the free electronic copy of the book, please feel out the Google Form at the bottom of this page.

Photos/stories of Mindful Classrooms being used in class are always welcome and would be great for the newsletter! Email James Butler.


Sign Up for Mindfulness Support

If you haven't filled out the #mindfulAISD Google Form (below) and want to highlight your work and/or receive mindfulness support, please check it out. It only takes about 1 minute to complete. Know someone in AISD interested in mindfulness? Send them this newsletter for them to fill out the Google Form.


James Butler

SEL Mindfulness Specialist