Welcome to the 2018-2019 MBWP Teacher Training Cohort!

We are excited to welcome eight new outstanding educators to the MBWP Teacher Certification Program. Each teacher participated in an initial, intensive workshop, and will spend the next year engaging in, learning about, and incorporating mindfulness into their life and work. Kaitlyn Burke is the director of Choirs at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley, … Continue reading Welcome to the 2018-2019 MBWP Teacher Training Cohort!

Meditation and Mindfulness: Thoughts from a New Music Teacher

Holly Brown is a third-year elementary band teacher in Connecticut. Ms. Brown teaches band to 4th and 5th students at three different schools within her district. She participated in the 5-day Mindfulness Workshop at IU and is currently enrolled in the MBWP Teacher Training Program.   Senior year of high school. Gym class. This was … Continue reading Meditation and Mindfulness: Thoughts from a New Music Teacher

Five things I learned after five weeks of teaching mindfulness to teachers

Earlier this spring, after years of research and personal practice, I decided to finally put my thoughts together and offer a mindfulness-based class on teaching and wellness. The class is modeled after the popular 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed at the Massachusetts General Hospital, with readings, practices, and discussions designed specifically for … Continue reading Five things I learned after five weeks of teaching mindfulness to teachers