Mindfulness in Education
Cultivating Awareness, Regulation, Presence & Compassion
Ready for an overview & practical approaches?
Research and interest in the benefits of mindfulness in the educational
setting continue to grow. According to Mindful Schools, "Healthy stress is a natural part of life, including childhood. Children and adults alike need to be challenged in order to grow and develop. However, in the modern education system, healthy stress is frequently displaced by toxic stress. Toxic stress occurs when life’s demands consistently outpace our ability to cope with those demands." To counter the impact of toxic stress, we must develop and practice skills that begin to shift our habitual response to stress for both ourselves and our students outside of stressful circumstances.
This module introduces educators to the history and research behind Mindfulness applications for personal and professional renewal as well as practical applications for the classroom.
Mindfulness in Education Webinar - Start Here/Click Below
Why Mindfulness Matters - Read/View These Resources
The pandemic has brought an upsurge in youth reporting mental health challenges. In surveys now, about 30–40% of young people say they feel anxious, depressed and/or stressed. Parents tell the same story when asked about their kids.
Being a Mindful Educator - Read These Resources
Activities & Resources - Explore & Consider
Writing is a powerful way to slow down, check in with yourself and deepen your mindfulness practice. That's why Calm created the Calm Mindfulness Journal, a 7-day journal for you to download and print.
Sample Mindful Schools Curriculum Lessons
Books for Kids
Support for Teens
Apps & Resources
Books To Explore To Learn More
The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students
Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom
Happy Teachers Change the World: A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education
Online Courses to Learn More
Mindfulness Daily brings you a 40-day online training in mindfulness meditation with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Each daily 10–15 minute lesson includes a short talk and guided meditation designed to assist in establishing a meditation practice.
In this 4-week course, we provide a grounding in the neuroscience of mindfulness and share simple yet powerful practices and strategies to manage stress, build resilience, and bring your full presence to interactions with students.