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Mindfulness

This section contains resources designed to cultivate deepened awareness, concentration, and insight. Resources include instruction in implementing mindfulness across all levels of education, meditation and stress relieving techniques, and research in the field of mindfulness education.

 

Association for Mindfulness in Education

An organizational collective of groups and individuals aimed towards supporting mindfulness training as a necessary component of youth education.

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Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Supports the use of contemplative and introspective practices in higher education to facilitate active learning and research environments to cultivate a meaningful experience and a more compassionate society.



Child and Adolescent Mindfulness Measure

An assessment measuring mindfulness in children, developed by Dr. Ruth Baer.

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GreaterGood Mindfulness Quiz

Drawing from research developed at Drexel University and La Salle University, this quiz assesses how mindful you are. When you’re done, you’ll learn more about what mindfulness is, how much you currently practice it, and how you can promote more of it in your life.

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Guided Meditations

A series of meditation recordings designed to introduce mindfulness to teens.

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Inner Kids

A program targeting Pre-K children through adolescence that develops the child’s inner and outer awareness of experience in thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations to build a sense of mindful awareness.

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Mind-Body Awareness Program

Utilizes mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence exercises to build self-regulation, empathy, and mindful attention, gain impulse control to build better regulatory and decision-making skills.

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Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA

MARC fosters and publicizes research to support the scientific benefits of mindful awareness, offering tools and classes to professionals in mental health, medicine, and K-12 education.

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Mindfulness in Education Network

A network aimed to facilitate connections, networks, and communication between parents, educators, administrators, and others interested in bringing mindfulness-based practices into educational settings.

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Mindfulness Toolkit

University of Southern California’s Masters in Social Work program has created a Mindfulness Toolkit that contains a list of mindfulness tips, tricks, and meditation for beginners.

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MindUp

Backed by extensive positive psychological research, MindUP aims to cultivate mindful, emotional, social techniques to improve behavior and learning by teaching children skills to manage emotions and behaviors, reduce stress, sharpen concentration, and increase empathy and optimism.

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Stressed Teens

Aims to reduce adolescent stress and its physical and psychological consequences by teaching teens mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, enabling them to build social skills, confidence, and more.

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Tips For Teaching Mindfulness To Kids

Megan Cowan, founder of the Mindful Schools program, provides some guidelines for educators who want to incorporate mindfulness into the school day.

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UCSD Center for Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga

A wide selection of audio meditation and yoga video files are available for both streaming and download. These practices seek to reduce stress and foster mindfulness in individuals.

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Vanderbilt University: Center for Teaching

This site has a detailed list of activities educators can implement in the classroom to promote mindfulness curriculum. There are also various links and resources to scholarly articles available on this site.

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Mindful Schools

This website includes a downloadable starter lesson for educators, and multiple videos from classroom examples, to scholarly lectures from biologists and psychologists.

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Mindful Teachers

Mindfulness activities and teaching resources such as lesson plans, links to scholarly articles, and advice for teachers who are unsure about implementing mindfulness curriculum.

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Teaching Channel

Multiple videos and teacher’s blogs are located on this website that help show real examples of Mindfulness curriculum implemented in the classroom.

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Mindfulness in The Classroom: A How-To Guide

Various tips, steps and resources for educators to read and learn on how to implement mindfulness into the classroom curriculum.

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When Mindfulness Meets The Classroom

A detailed article that describes real examples of how mindfulness has improved students ability to focus and concentrate in class. This article can educate teachers who may be skeptical on how mindfulness can improve students learning capabilities.

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Child Mind Institute

This website provides examples of mindfulness creating a positive influence in the classroom and children’s attention capacity, and how educators can use the tips on the website for their own curriculum. There are also a few links located on the article to further educate the reader on Mindfulness.

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Calming The Teenage Mind

This detailed article has many different scholarly viewpoints and statistics on how mindfulness teaching has benefited teens, and includes links to literary resources for educators and parents. This article also includes a few videos on mindfulness curriculum implemented in the classroom.

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The Buddha: Mindfulness Teacher's Guide

This document provides a definition of mindfulness, an overview of the scientific rationale for offering mindfulness to children and adolescents, a review of the professional and personal benefits of practicing mindfulness, suggestions for developing a personalized mindfulness practice, and two examples of activities teachers can use in their own classroom.

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7 Ways to Teach Mindfulness

This website has 7 very simple activities for educators to implement into their daily classroom routine.

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