WELL AT WORK IN K-12 EDUCATION - Edcan Network

Well at Work aims to shift mindsets by showcasing research, policy and practice that results in healthier, happier, and more resilient Kindergarten-to-Grade 12 staff.
https://www.edcan.ca/well-at-work/

Making the Case for Workplace Well-being in K-12 Education

How school, school district & stakeholder leaders can achieve more buy-in for greater investment in teacher and principal well-being
Download HERE

McConnell Foundation Wellahead Initiative

WellAhead aims to improve child and youth mental health by integrating social and emotional wellbeing into K-12 education.
https://mcconnellfoundation.ca/
initiative/wellahead/

Beyond the Binder - Towards More Systemic and Sustainable Approaches to Mental Health and Wellbeing in K-12 Education

Download Report HERE: https://mcconnellfoundation.ca/
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Mindful Educators Community

Pure Edge, The Awake Network, and Mindful have gathered the best practices for bringing mindfulness into the classroom from 25 of today’s leading mindfulness experts and educators—and we’re offering them to you for free.
Here are some of the great resources you can explore:
On Finding Calm:

  • The Science of Mindfulness
  • How to Bring Embodied Mindfulness Practices to Kids and Youth
  • How Mindful Teachers Lead to Mindful Students

On Honing Attention:

  • How to Create Healing-Centered Schools
  • What Mindfulness Has to Offer You
  • The 5 Myths of Bringing Mindfulness into Schools

On Building Resilience:

  • How to Lead with Mindfulness
  • Embodied Resilience
  • Creating Resilient Students and Systemic Change

Visit our website
to access the full resource package.


Meditation Timer

These audio files consist of various lengths of silence as an aid to meditation practice. A bell is rung once at the start and three times at the end. You may download these files or listen to them in streaming audio.

http://www.insightmeditation
center.org/meditation-timers/


Apps


Stop Breathe, and Think Kids

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/kids/

Focus, Calm & Sleep is a just-for-kids version of the popular app for teens and adults. It's geared toward kids age 5 through 10, and it features 15 short video meditation "missions," each of which last between two and eight minutes.

FREE FOR EDUCATORS

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/educators

You will have access to over 400 premium activities, with new activities added each month on our MyLife All Ages and Kids apps. Ranging from guided mindfulness audio tracks, to videos on yoga and acupressure, and animated mindful games, you will have many options at your fingertips.


Headspace for Educators

https://www.headspace.com/educators

Headspace offers free access to all K-12 teachers, school administrators, and supporting staff in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Helping you be kind to yourself and your health, and guide your students and their parents through this difficult time.

Free subscription

RESOURCES for EDUCATORS


Eline Snel Webinar Jan 23 2021

Live Webinar with author and mindfulness teacher Eline Snel
January 23, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EST
Register HERE

This training is intended for teachers, parents, caregivers and helping professionals working directly with children and teens.

  • The practical techniques Eline teaches will enable you to help kids cultivate presence of mind and body at home and in the classroom, and develop more compassion for themselves and for others.
  • In helping the kids in your life cultivate these qualities, you can receive these benefits as well.
  • Pilot studies indicate that the program has helped children improve their sense of well-being, capacity for learning and access to executive functions while also helping them better manage mood swings and fear of failure. You can acquire the skills you need to introduce the children and teens in your world to mindfulness and its many benefits

Discounts Available
Teachers enter the code: frogteacher for $99 | Parents enter the code: frogparent for $60
Includes access to Live Follow-Up Q&A: Saturday, February 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


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Resources from Shambala Publications

Sitting Still Like a Frog and Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book Audio Exercises

Sitting Still Like a Frog and Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book Audio Exercises

https://www.shambhala.com/sittingstilllikeafrog/

https://soundcloud.com/shambhala-publications/sets/sitting-still-like-a-frog-exercises

Free Activities Download from Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book

https://www.shambhala.com/activities-download-sitting-still-activity-book/

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! | Free Activities Download

https://www.shambhala.com/teacher-appreciation-free-download/


Teacher Angela Ventrice talks about "Sitting Still Like a Frog" book by Eline Snel

5 Minutes Mindfulness - Sitting still like a frog - For Classrooms, Educators and Families


Educators First with Heidi Bornstein

 


Download Mindfulness Everyday Resource List
for Educators & Helping Professionals

This curated list of resources is the result of over a decade of providing mindfulness programs in educational and community settings. It reflects the content of our own personal library and offers a diversity of approaches – there is no one size fits all in mindfulness. We encourage those on the journey to investigate for themselves what resonates, and what resources they can use with confidence and authenticity. ~ Heidi Bornstein and Stephen Chadwick, founders, Mindfulness Everyday.

Some of the links found on mindfulnesseveryday.org are Amazon Affiliate referral links. Mindfulness Everyday is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.ca and Amazon.com. This means that if a reader clicks on text or an image, mindfulnesseveryday.org may receive a commission from purchases. There is no additional cost to you — it helps pay for scholarships for educators who need financial support for our training programs.

Download Mindfulness Everyday Resource List in French

NEW

The Teacher Self-Care Manual: Simple Self-Care Strategies for Stressed Teachers by Patrice Palmer Teaching Well: How healthy, empowered teachers lead to thriving, successful classrooms by Lisa Bush Fostering Mindfulness: Building Skills That Students Need to Manage Their Attention, Emotions, and Behavior in Classrooms and Beyond by Shelley Murphy Teacher Burnout Turnaround: Strategies for Empowered Educators by Patricia A. Jennings

School Mental Health Ontario

https://smho-smso.ca/

Learn More about Social-Emotional Learning

Social-emotional learning (SEL) helps students to develop the intra- and interpersonal skills they need to flourish throughout their life.
https://smho-smso.ca/educators/learn-more/explore-by-topic/social-emotional-learning/

Learn More about Mentally Healthy Schools and Classrooms

School and classroom environments have an important impact on a student’s sense of belonging and overall mental health. Maintaining positive relationships with students within a caring school community and safe, welcoming, inclusive classroom, contributes to students’ social-emotional wellness and readiness to learn.
https://smho-smso.ca/educators/learn-more/explore-by-topic/mentally-healthy-classrooms/

Everyday Mental Classroom Resource (K-8)

ducators have a very important role to play in promoting mental health and well-being at school.  This resource is designed to support elementary educators (K-8) in this role by offering a repository of high-quality everyday mental health practices that can be easily incorporated into classroom routines.  It is the result of a collaboration between the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and School Mental Health ASSIST, with evidence/review support from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Provincial System Support Program. The Everyday Mental Health Classroom Resource has been informed by evidence and co-created with practicing educators to ensure that it will meet the needs of busy educators.
https://smh-assist.ca/emhc/


SELSpace

https://selspace.ca/

A site created by educators for educators. A space to explore and find lessons and resources that support student Social and Emotional Learning. The question is no longer IF SEL improves academic performance, but rather HOW you are going to incorporate it into your teaching.

SELspace is divided into carefully considered modules to assist educators in integrating and addressing SEL (Social and Emotional Learning). Each module looks at essential knowledge and skills related to a student’s social and emotional well-being. The modules collectively support the goal of building a positive community within classrooms, schools, and the communities we live in.


Empowering Education Mindful Moments for Schools K-8

https://soundcloud.com/empoweringeducation-info

Playlist of guided practices that are suitable for both school and home


Myndful Movement Program with Deb Taylor

https://myndfulmovement.com

Educators Courses / Resource Material / Movement Videos

MYndful Movement includes: positive intentions set with calming breath-work, basic physiotherapy exercises, gentle stretch, Qigong, gentle toning movements to support your full body, strong mind. 


Stressed Teens

Stressed Teens with Gina Biegel

https://www.stressedteens.com/

Stressed Teens offers online courses for teens, parents, educators and professionals, as well as resources.

Additionally, Stressed Teens has a free COVID-Toolbox Page and everything on that page is free and there are a myriad of audio mindfulness practices, downloadable mindfulness and stress reduction activities, and of course awesome self-care coloring pages. https://www.stressedteens.com/covid-19-tool-kit


All-School Program from Stressed Teens
(for Middle and High Schools)

https://www.stressedteens.com/

There is a new All-School, All-Community Mindfulness-Centered Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum that you can check out. There is a fee, but no one is turned away for lack of funding. The first lessons are up on the webpage check more out: https://www.stressedteens.com/all-school-program

MINDFULNESS-CENTERED SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) CURRICULUM FOR TEENS, EDUCATORS, AND PARENTS

AN ALL-SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR  

Link for video on 32-lesson https://vimeo.com/438397321 | Link to video for 16-mindful movement lesson https://vimeo.com/438392743


The Mindful Teen

http://mindfulnessforteens.com/

The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time by Dzung X. Vo

Being a teen can be really stressful! Mindfulness is a powerful way to handle stress, and live life more fully. This website provides information, tools, and resources to help you get started.

Downloable Guided Meditations (FREE): http://mindfulnessforteens.com/guided-meditations/


White Paper on Integrating Mindfulness Training in Education

The White PaperWhite paper points to the benefits of providing mindfulness training to educators and provides recommendations for further research and implementation. Entitled Integrating Mindfulness Training into K-12 Education: Fostering the Resilience of Teachers and Students the paperwas published online March 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media.

To explore this important white paper further: