What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a state of awareness and a practice; it involves attending to the present moment and cultivating an attitude of curiosity, openness and acceptance of one’s experience. It is a secular (non-religious) practice that is backed by a growing body of compelling scientific evidence that indicates a wide range of potential benefits, from improving physical and mental health to promoting pro-social behavior. Mindfulness can play a vital role in helping students and teachers create a classroom environment conducive to learning and personal growth.
Learn More about Mindfulness
Below, you can download our Mindfulness Toolkit—a 90-minute professional development session designed for educators seeking research-based strategies to help their students build this particular competency.
Why Download the Mindfulness Toolkit?
Our free toolkit provides educators with a variety of resources and strategies to support the development of mindfulness.
The toolkit includes:
- More information on what mindfulness is and why it matters;
- A range of strategies teachers can integrate into their practice at all grade levels;
- A video on student and parent perspectives on mindfulness; and
- A facilitators guide (including an abbreviated guide for a 45-minute session).