Fostering Mindfulness in an essential guide for teachers and parents interested in introducing mindfulness to children for cultivating presence and well-being. Child-friendly language is used to explain mindfulness, physiology, and brain science. This comprehensive resource offers step-by-step instructions, guiding scripts, activity sheets, ready-to-use templates, and scientific insights. Based on extensive training in the science and practice of mindfulness and years of teaching experience, this highly readable book includes stories from teachers who introduce mindfulness in their classrooms for helping children thrive.
This is a 14-page activity sampler from Fostering Mindfulness.
You will find reproducible templates and activity sheets as samples of what is included
within the book for introducing mindfulness to children in the classroom and beyond.
This 10 minute Trauma-Sensitive Body Scan is appropriate for teens and adults.
This 7 minute Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Practice is appropriate for teens and adults.
Murphy, S. (2018). Preparing Teachers for the Classroom: Mindful Awareness Practice in Preservice Education Curriculum. In Byrnes, K., Dalton, J. & Dorman, B. (Eds.), Impacting Teaching and Learning: Contemplative Practices, Pedagogy, and Research in Education (pp. 41-51). Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.
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