4-6 Grade

Mindful Schools

Mindful Schools is an in-school evidenced based model of teaching mindfulness to children PS/K – 12th grade. Mindfulness helps with concentration, focused attention, calming anxious feelings, and improving an overall sense of well-being. A Mindful Schools certified instructor will conduct twice a week 15-minute lessons for 8 weeks (a total of 16 lessons); classroom teachers participate and learn how to conduct and perhaps sustain a mindfulness classroom practice. Teachers are provided 3 professional development opportunities and a Parent Information Meeting. A free 45-minute informational meeting may be scheduled with your teachers, school board and/or parent groups. We are working with experienced educator and mindfulness teacher, Patti Ward, to bring the Mindful Schools Curriculum to schools in the greater Grand Rapids community.

First Step – Schedule a Free 45-minute presentation

The first step in pursuing an in-class program is to schedule a free 45-minute presentation for your staff.  We highly recommend scheduling a free presentation for parents and guardians as well.  This presentation includes:

  • Definition and background of mindfulness
  • Summary of the work of Mindful Schools
  • Benefits seen in children
  • Demonstration of some of the lessons we do with the kids so the adults get an experiential understanding of mindfulness
  • Summary of research and neuroscience supporting mindfulness

Description of program and what it looks like in the classroom

Schedule a 45 Minute Presentation for Your Staff

Mindful Schools Program Description:

Our in-class, school-wide program may be the most effective way to introduce and integrate mindfulness into your school community.  It includes:

  • 16 lessons in each class (visiting classes for 15 minutes 2x/week)
  • Mindfulness bell for each class
  • Mindfulness workbooks for each student
  • A Classroom Teacher Manual for all teachers
  • Three additional 30-minute teacher and staff trainings
  • One additional 30 – 60 minute parent training

See Lesson Title Choices Here

Outcomes:
Mindfulness supports the social-emotional goals of many schools in the current educational environment. A growing body of research and neuroscience has shown many benefits of mindfulness:

  • Better focus and concentration
  • Increased sense of calm
  • Decreased stress & anxiety
  • Enhanced health
  • Improved impulse control
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Skillful responses to difficult emotions
  • Increased empathy and understanding of others
  • Development of natural conflict resolution skills

Cost:

This program is $400.00 per classroom with a minimum of 3 classrooms. School-wide discounts are available.

Our aim is to make this available to all students and schools. For that reason, we offer scholarship rates to schools based on the % of students on free/reduced lunch.

Credentials:

The Mindful Schools Curriculum has been used with more than 200,000 students nationally and internationally. They were the first mindfulness with youth program to complete a randomized control study. The study showed improvement in attention, impulse control, self-awareness, and care for others.

Click below to download a flyer:
Kindergarten – 5th or 6th Grade Flyer
Middle School – High School Flyer

Website:
Mindful Moments