Updated: Sep 23, 2019
Click on each link to be taken to the educator page of each mindfulness website.
Headspace is my personal favorite website for teaching new mindful practitioners what meditation is.
From the Headspace Website: "Educators are pivotal to society – we entrust our children to them for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 10 months a year. And Headspace is committed to addressing some of the most pressing needs of educators such as reducing stress, increasing resilience, and improving sleep."
The creator of Headspace, Andy Puddicomb, also has a fantastic TED talk, I encourage you to check it out!
The Calm website starts with a quote from the Dalai Lama
“If every 8 year old is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation”
The Calm Website is currently working on updating its Calm School Initiative and is not accepting new members...stay tuned for a bigger and better Calm website.
In the meantime, Calm has a PDF with super helpful tips to start a mindfulness program in your classroom. Here is the link.
This website has a ton to offer. Lesson plans, posters, worksheets, letters to parent; all individually tailored to the elementary, junior high, and high school age groups. It's pretty awesome!
From the Stop, Breath & Think website, "Our goal is to help kids, teens and young adults build the emotional strength to tackle life’s ups and downs. We have created downloadable resources to support teachers with the implementation of Stop, Breathe & Think in their classrooms. Our hope is for teachers to feel conﬁdent introducing their students to mindfulness and encouraging the practice both inside and outside of the classroom."
Little Flower Yoga has training, events, workshops and resources to help teachers and schools develop mindful programs.
From the Little Flower Yoga website, "We live in a changing and challenging world, filled with an increasing amount of input and a decreasing amount of personal and community connection. Children and teens, just like adults, are impacted in physical, emotional, and social ways by the challenges of modern life. A wide variety of outcomes, ranging from behavior challenges to learning difficulties and more, predictably follow. Within the larger social dynamic, children are also grappling with pervasive levels of trauma, and rising adult stress and anxiety. Their mental and physical health often suffer as a result, and interventions that address this complex meeting of the inner and outer worlds of our kids are essential."
Smiling Mind has a free app developed by psychologists and educators to
help bring balance to your life.
Popular programs include; sleep, mindful eating, relationships, and stress.
They also have a school program which offers training for teachers. "Our award winning SEL focused schools program offers a world leading approach to building healthy minds, engaged classrooms and equipping a generation of young people with skills they need to thrive in life."