Mindfulness in Schools
Meditation Isn't Just About Self-Help. Here's What Educators Need to Know
Aug 2018 Education Week blog that explores the intersection of equity and mindful practices in schools.
"Integrating both mindful reflection with social-justice action has the greatest potential to shape coalitions, build collective empowerment, and mediate a new standard for education."
Easy focusing exercises to use in the classroom
Focus 5 is a set of exercises that provides students and teachers with skills to minimize distraction and develop a greater sense of focus and awareness. The exercises range in length from one to five minutes. Free to download.
MindUP Curriculum Mindfulness Lessons for grades K-2; 3-5; 6-8
"When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom" An article that discusses increasing interest in mindfulness programs across various fields, early exploration of educational applications, and critiques and concerns. (The Atlantic, 2015)
Resources for Youth
Change to Chill
Good videos and resources for teenagers in using mindfulness to give them the space they need to make better decisions for a more positive outcome.
"Just Breathe" Video by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films)This is a beautiful video narrated by children discussing how breathing calms their brains and bodies, shared by Mindful Schools organization.
Resources for Adults
The Still, Quiet Place - Silent Retreat
The Still, Quiet Place is a simple cabin designed for use by one person. It is located in a Northern MN field with a beautiful view and trails to walk. The space is simple, has an abundance of natural light and is designed for a year-round use. Learn More!
MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for adults
If you have been thinking about starting a meditation practice, or want to explore how mindfulness can enhance your life at home at work and at play, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction may be just what you need to help get started. Use the link above to see the course offerings in the Bemidji, MN area.