Learn how to teach Mindfulness in your Classroom
Communities of Practice 

“Mindful Schools”
NEW Sustainable Blended Learning Model for Teacher Training

Cohort #2  start date:  January 4, 2018 – Must register by December 29, 2017
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Blended Teaching

NEW Sustainable Blended Learning Model
We will be starting our 2nd Teacher Cohort this January.  Offering a blended learning model in which course content is acquired online through the experienced teachers at Mindful Schools but will be facilitated utilizing face-to-face practice/learning sessions with Patti Ward, Mindful Schools Certified Instructor and Cheryl Blackington, Mindfulness in Schools Instructor.  The purpose will be to create ‘*Communities of Practice’ within a geographic area, school building or school district, which will serve to provide sustainability of this social emotional learning practice.
Phase 1: Mindfulness for Adults

  • Interested staff complete:  Mindfulness Fundamentals
    • 6-week online course with 3 in person sessions at the beginning, middle and end of the 6 weeks.
  • Adults begin a personal mindfulness practice, which will be sustained through a ‘community of practice’.


Phase 2:  Teaching Mindfulness in the classroom

  • Teachers/staff learn how to teach Mindfulness to students
    • 6-week online course with 3 in person sessions at the beginning, middle and end of the 6 weeks.
  • Teachers will begin teaching mindfulness lessons within their classrooms.


Phase 3:  *Communities of Practice – Sustainability

  • Monthly Community of Practice
    • Personal Practice
    • Student Mindfulness Lesson sharing, practice, and review
  • Demonstration teaching within the classroom by a certified mindfulness instructor upon request.
  • Teachers may request coaching (e.g. they will teach a lesson and a certified mindfulness instructor will provide feedback).


*Community of practice:  groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

Special thanks to Mindful Schools grads Lucy MacGregor and Jelena Popovic for creating this teaching format and their support and encouragement.

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