Mindful Education Project
"Opening Minds & Hearts for Learning & Connection"
"The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention,
over and over again, is the very root
of judgment, character, and will ...
An education which should improve this faculty
would be the education par excellance."
-- William James
Intention, Structure & Research
Mindful Education Project is an integral program designed to catalyze, support and sustain mindful teaching and mindful learning.
Through coursework, classes and community, educators and students engage in practices that develop the capacity for focused attention, relaxed awareness, and kind relationship with themselves, each other, and the world.
The Mindful Education Project is one of the most comprehensive mindfulness training programs being offered in the country today. Its modular approach with multiple modes of "entry" is unique, and its integration of learning opportunities for administrators, faculty, students and parents focuses on bringing mindful awareness to both individuals and community.
"... our networks of attention are our foremost means
to shaping our lives; these networks give us extraordinary
ways to master ourselves and our environment,
offering the key to growth, connection, happiness."
-- Maggie Jackson
Recent studies of children and adolescents have shown mindfulness practice promotes concentration, impulse control, relaxation in test-taking, emotional regulation, self-awareness, and cooperation. Decreased anxiety, aggressive behavior, ADHD symptoms, and oppostional behavior have also been documented.
"Can you imagine a world in which this health-promoting,
empathy-enhancing, executive-attention developing,
self-compassion nurturing, affordable and
adaptable mental practice was made
available in everyone's life?"
-- Daniel Siegel, PhD
"Drop-in" Meditation Class for Educators3rd Saturday of Each Month: Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, 2017
This gathering is for educators & meditation practitioners who are interested in integrating elements of mindfulness and compassion into their classrooms & schools. Each class engages guided meditation, followed by discussion focusing on specific practices that cultivate qualities of mindfulness & compassion for students of all ages. With an atmosphere of support & encouragement, practical ideas are shared, and a community of mindful educators is cultivated.
"Drop-in" Practice and Discussion Group for EducatorsSaturdays, Aug. 26, Sept. 16, Nov. 18
11:00 a.m. - Noon
This gathering is for educators and meditation practitioners who are interested in integrating elements of mindfulness and contemplative education into their classrooms and schools.
Beginning with a guided meditation practice, followed by discussion, we establish an atmosphere of support and encouragement in which practical ideas are shared and a community of mindful education is cultivated.
Facilitated by experienced meditation teacher and psychotherapist Marianne Rowe, LMFT, these classes address specific topics related to bringing present-moment awareness into the school environment.
August 26: Calm
September 16: Focus
No Class in October
November 18: Office Hours (Q&A)
Each date is a “stand-alone” class. Participants may come to one, some or all classes.