Teacher, Administrator, and Parent Resources

Teacher, Administrator, and Parent Resources

Dawes School has worked with Mindful Practices for the past four years. This year (2015-16), we targeted our special education students. Mindful Practices designed a program specific to our needs...

Mary Dixon

Principal at Dawes Elementary School

...Next school year, we plan to build on the progress we have made with our special education students by including their families in monthly workshops and or retreat days...

Mary Dixon

Principal at Dawes Elementary School

...I am confident the Mindful Practice team will design something ‘just right’ for our families.

Mary Dixon

Principal at Dawes Elementary School

Professional Development

Mindful Practices provides a professional development experience that empowers teachers to use movement and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies in the classroom to help students learn self-awareness and self-regulation skills. The collaborative format provides teachers with unique classroom management techniques and incorporates easy and effective Mindfulness, Yoga and SEL activities. Participants will learn how to incorporate more physical activity and mindfulness into the classroom setting in order to improve student behavior and create a more effective, “ready to learn” environment for all. Mindful Practices can customize a PD model that best suits your school’s needs.

Professional Development

Available Nationwide!

Residency

For schools that want an intensive, deep dive approach to building SEL competency in every classroom, Mindful Practices offers a PD Residency Program. Quarterly PD training sessions include effective SEL, yoga and mindfulness activities that can be incorporated into the daily routine of every classroom.

Coaching and Mentoring

In-class coaching and mentoring is the perfect complement to a Mindful Practices PD training. Once teachers and school staff learn how to incorporate SEL, yoga and mindfulness into their daily routine, a Mindful Practices SEL Coach visits each classroom to model the activities with students. Teachers are then able to observe, take notes and determine which activities work best and when throughout the school day.

Workshops

Throughout the year, Mindful Practices provides professional development workshops that focus on various themes. Workshops can either be held on-site at your school or at an off-site, retreat location.

SEL & Mindfulness Certification Program

Program description: Please join Mindful Practices for a first-of-its-kind SEL & Mindfulness Certification Program! This innovative and rigorous certification program aligns to the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards, empowering teachers and school stakeholders to become resident SEL & Mindfulness experts for their school building or district. Participants who complete the entire 10-month course (from Sept 2016-June 2017) along with accompanying readings, coursework, in-class activities and monthly classes will receive a certification from Mindful Practices, as well as CPDUs.

Regular Rate: $1425 (includes registration and materials fees)

Scholarship Rate: $1075 (includes partial scholarship, registration and materials fees)

Select a rate from the drop-down below:

Program Rates

Teacher/Parent Wellness

Mindful Practices provides teacher and parent wellness classes to help educators release stress and learn new and effective ways to self-regulate both personally and professionally. For parents and caregivers, Mindful Practices offers wellness classes that include mindfulness, yoga and SEL strategies. Through physical fitness, yoga, breathing exercises and mindfulness techniques, teachers and parents are provided tools to foster a more meaningful emotional connection with their students/children.

Self-Care Yoga

Mindful Practices’ Cool & Calm Yoga is a blend of movement, mindfulness, breath work and Social-Emotional Learning that helps participants move, breathe and learn effective relaxation strategies. Along with the physical and emotional benefits of yoga, this program incorporates SEL strategies to help build self-awareness and emotional intelligence. A typical program runs for 10-12 weeks/semester and can take up to 20 students/class.

Hip-Hop Yoga

Hip-Hop Yoga is an upbeat and energizing teacher/parent program that fuses hip-hop dance and yoga into a fun and energetic workout. The program offers participants the mind-body focus of yoga combined with hip-hop’s high-energy, athletic choreography. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies are woven into the program format to provide participants with stronger self-awareness, self-regulation and interpersonal skills. A typical programs runs for 10-12 weeks/semester and can take up to 20 students/class.

Teacher/Parent Wellness

Administrative Coaching

Administrative Coaching

Available Nationwide!

Residency

For principals who are interested in leading from a more calm and focused state of mind, Mindful Practices offers an Administrative Coaching Residency. Frequent PD training sessions include effective SEL, yoga and mindfulness activities that can be incorporated into the daily routine in order to help shift the climate and culture of your school.

Coaching and Mentoring

On-site coaching and mentoring is the perfect complement to a Mindful Practices PD training and a great way to provide principals with real-time assistance regarding managing and empowering their staff in a positive, healthy way.

Curriculum Writing

Mindful Practices can provide assistance with creating an SEL curriculum for your school and can customize based on your school’s needs.