Resources

What is mindfulness?
The Future of Mindfulness in Education
How does this help our kids?
The Many Benefits of Meditation for Children

Ideas for incorporating mindful education in the classroom:
1. Build a strong evidence base.
Dr. Mark Greenberg

Nurturing Mindfulness and Education

2. Invest in your personal practice. Effective mindful education begins with your internal work. (See our Professional Development and your Om Yeah team members for more!)
3. Work to understand developmentally appropriate practices.
4. Integrate mindfulness into the existing curriculum and flow of your day. Transitions are a great time to SDB! Stop, Drop (in) and Breathe. 3-5 deep, intentional breaths to reset. The most effective implementation of mindful education is in routine practice.
5. Engage teachers and parents.
5 Things That Need to Happen to Integrate Mindfulness in Education

Online training for teachers:
Mindful Schools

Center for Mindful Learning

Mindful Education

Yoga Calm

Links to other mindful organizations:

Mindful

Little Flower Yoga

Center for Healthy Minds

Breathe for Change

UW Health – Drop-in meditation and other UW Health mindfulness resources 

Beginner’s Mind Resource Kits

What apps can I use for myself? My classroom?

Most highly suggested: Stop, Breathe, and Think

Calm

Happify

omg meditate

Insight Timer

10% Happier (Best for adults)

Headspace (has a mood check-in and responds with meditation according to state of mind); adult and children options.

I’d love to learn about how this can reduce my stress:

Palouse Mindfulness – this is a FREE Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction online course.

Here’s a place with a month of guided meditations for free: Basics of Mindfulness

Recommended books (for adults):

A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger

The Upside of Stress, Kelly McGonigal

The Way of Mindful Education, Daniel Rechtschaffen

Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat Zinn

Happy Teachers Change the World, Thich Nhat Hahn

No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hahn

Building a Mindful Library for Kids