One of the most important factors in student achievement is high quality teaching.
Yet teachers today report elevated levels of stress and anxiety that can interfere with their ability to form meaningful relationships with students and teach effectively.
Mindfulness is a valuable wellness and self-care tool for teachers, and has been demonstrated to reduce teacher stress and burnout. Mindfulness helps teachers cultivate compassionate attention and an attuned presence in the classroom.
The latest research shows mindfulness training for teachers:
helps teachers reduce stress and avoid burnout
promotes healthy relationships between teachers and students
promotes the use of effective teaching and classroom management practices
makes classroom transitions easier and gives teachers more time to teach
Brilliant Mindfulness Offers Single-Session and Multi-Session Program Options
Sarah Rudell Beach, a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor and Executive Director of Brilliant Mindfulness, is available to present to your staff on a variety of topics, including:
An Introduction to Mindfulness
Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Self-Care
Mindfulness and Education: What Does the Research Tell Us?
Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
Mindfulness and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
Mindfulness and Executive Functioning
Mindfulness for Gifted and Talented/AP Students (and Their Teachers!)
Teaching with Purpose, Passion, and Presence
Program Options for Teachers
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction for Educators
This session includes:
* an introduction to mindfulness and detailed instructions on establishing a personal mindfulness practice
* guided practice in a variety of mindfulness exercises, andpractical strategies for managing stress and avoiding burnout
This session is also relevant for paraprofessionals, administrators, secretarial staff, and other school personnel.
Teaching Mindfully and Teaching Mindfulness
With a more in-depth exploration of mindfulness over several sessions, participants will develop a mindfulness practice, reflect on their work as educators, and learn skills for mindful communication and building relationships with students.
This program can be customized to your school or district needs to include:
* an introduction to mindfulness and detailed guidance for establishing a personal practice
* practical wellness and self-care strategies for managing stress and avoiding burnout
* an exploration of teaching as a mindfulness practice and how mindfulness helps us teach with purpose, passion, and presence
* the latest research on mindfulness in education
* how mindfulness supports social-emotional learning (SEL) and positive behavior intervention strategies (PBIS)
* instruction on the following topics: mindful communication, mindful teaching, and teaching mindfulness to students
Contact Sarah Rudell Beach at the link above with your school’s needs!
“Sarah’s class is a powerful professional development experience. Mindfulness has allowed me to more fully attend to the present moment, to stop chasing unproductive thoughts, and to exercise a greater degree of compassion towards myself. I’m a better teacher as a result. Just ask my students!”High School Teacher
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Austin Public Schools
Bloomington Public Schools
Boys and Girls Clubs of Minneapolis/St. Paul
City of Winona
Eastern Carver County Schools
Edina Public Schools
Houston County Public Health
Jordan School District
Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Nerstrand Elementary School
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Schools
South Washington County Schools
Southeast Service Cooperative
Spring Grove Public Schools
Stewartville Public Schools
Wayzata Public Schools
The M2 Foundation
The Bolster Collaborative
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Minnesota, Rochester
Zumbro Education District
Our mindfulness training for teachers is also available as an online course.
Group discounts are available.
What Teachers Are Saying About Mindfulness Training With Sarah Rudell Beach:
“I have more patience with students at school, and unexpected problems stress me out less than they did before.” ~middle school teacher
“I really got a lot from Sarah sharing her experiences and wisdom. I love, love, loved the class!” ~ high school math teacher
“I’ve become more understanding of others, and I’ve been better at communicating with my colleagues.” ~ high school English teacher
“I am truly listening to my students. I am much more aware of the wait time each student needs and I find myself really listening to the questions my students are asking.” ~ high school math teacher
“I am more aware of my thoughts and being in the moment. I can tell my heart isn’t racing as frequently or intensely.” ~ 4th-grade teacher
“It is amazing how much more efficiently my brain workswhen I am not spending my precious brain energy in the past or future!” ~ high school art teacher