Wake Up Schools supports educators to bring the practices of mindfulness and applied ethics into their own lives so they may be happy and free, and so they may, in turn, share these practices with colleagues and students in their school communities. With mindfulness teachers and students can experience more peace, learn how to take care of difficult emotions and create conditions for a happy school and a happy world.
The Mindful Teacher Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation working to provide training and support for educators from pre-school to high school who want to cultivate mindfulness for their classrooms and in their own lives.
To accomplish this mission, the foundation has three primary objectives:
To educate teachers, administrators, students, families, and the general public about the benefits of mindfulness;
To help educators develop and sustain a personal mindfulness practice so they are able to model and teach from direct experience; and
To select age-appropriate, evidence-based mindfulness curriculums and provide the teacher training and support required to implement those curriculums in the classroom.
Across the world, classroom teachers, school leaders, education professionals, and parents are coming forward to be the champions for greater well-being in schools. Mindful Schools is standing at the forefront of this movement, with the role of supporting and empowering a global community of passionate educators determined to give a generation of students the gift of mindfulness.
MindShift is a KQED podcast that explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. We examine how learning is being affected by technology, discoveries about the brain, poverty, inequities, mindfulness, agency, social and emotional learning, assessments, game-based learning and music, among many other topics. We report on shifts in how educators teach as they apply innovative ideas to help students learn, while meeting the rigorous demands of their standards.