Weekly Wellness Program
Simple & Scientifically based Mindfulness Practices.
In less than 10 minutes a day, any Pre-K to 12th grade teacher can transform their chaotic classroom into a calm, ready-to-learn classroom with our simple, brain-based mindfulness activities.
We know that Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference!
Although we’re living in the epidemic of Generation Stress, positive emotions are just as infectious as negative emotions. And small changes make a BIG impact in inoculating schools in the stress epidemic.
Stress is Highly Contagious. As teachers, we are stressed out too. Our brains are biologically wired to pick up on the emotions of others, so stress levels in the classroom spread faster than the flu virus! Add in our own feelings of being overwhelmed, while trying to achieve ever-increasing academic expectations, and it should come as no surprise that teacher turnover is also at an all time high.
Just Imagine for a Moment...
Heading home each school day feeling relaxed, fulfilled and excited to work with even the most challenging of your students
Feeling as passionate about teaching as you did when you were in graduate school
How much easier your job would be if your students were in a ready-to-learn mindset no matter what's going on in their lives outside the classroom
The 2018/19 School Year is your Year!
Learn strategies to help decrease YOUR stress and boost classroom attention and performance.
The Weekly Wellness Program For Individual Teachers Gives YOU the Tools to:
- Boost attention and performance using mindfulness training exercises
- Understand why each mindfulness skill will enhance brain functioning
- Use mindfulness activities to help students and teachers manage difficult emotions
- Play games that will increase their students' self-compassion, empathy and kindness
- Help students foster grit, resilience and, develop a growth mindset with simple mindfulness exercises
In addition to giving you the tools to decrease your stress, increase your enjoyment teaching & help your students manage difficult emotions - it can count toward CEU's and Graduate Level Credits
Meet A Few Teachers (and their students!)
Learn from a few teachers and students, in their words, how Mindful Life helped them change and transform their classrooms and perspective.
A Step-by-Step Process.
This course guides you through implementing techniques and strategies that work.
Step 1: Watch, Listen & Learn
Dr. Kristen Race will help you understand the brain science that backs up the benefits of each mindfulness activity. Once you know it, it's hard to ignore it!
Step 2: Practice
Each module focuses on a simple mindfulness activity that you can start practicing anytime. Learn how to connect with your students in more meaningful ways by first connecting with yourself.
Step 3: Mirror and Mentor
Each module includes an activity that you can do with your students. Not only will your students benefit from you being calmer and less cranky, but you can help them train their own brains.
This program has helped more than I could have ever imagined.
Schools are stressful and as an instructional coach for teachers, I always had a Kleenex box and chocolate ready for the teachers who needed to see me. After they had been trained in the Mindful Life Schools methodology, it was amazing to see the difference. They could sit in my office and breathe, and turn their whole day around. I know it’s hard to think about giving up 5 minutes when you only have an hour to teach math, but I can assure you, you easily make that time up. This program has helped me and the teachers I coach more than I could have ever imagined.
– Karen G., Teacher, Colorado
We are getting terrific results...
I have to tell you that we are getting terrific results with the 3rd graders. The lessons the kids are learning are being transferred to other academic areas and parts of the students' lives. Now my 4th and 5th grade teachers want to be trained!
– Scott M., Principal, Maine
I love her straightforward, clear and concise delivery...
I feel like I got to know Kristen through this online training and I love her straightforward, clear and concise delivery of the material. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to glean from her knowledge, expertise and brilliant approach.
– Susan L., Teacher, California
Who is the course for?
Teachers who are busy. This course is specifically designed for you! Bite-sized mindfulness activities are sent out 1x a week throughout the entire school year. We have already put together the scripts to use with your students, practices for you, letters to send home to parents, videos explaining and more!
Teachers who want to grow & learn a bit. Each course contains a short video, a mindfulness activity based on brain science, and an activity you can work on with your students. They are short and easy to integrate into your daily life.
Teachers looking to calm down amidst the chaos. That is one of the goals of this course. We are going to work with you to help train your brain so you no longer feel overwhelmed when the going gets tough.
So, this Sounds Interesting, but - is this going to be a ton of Additional work?
Nope! We've prepared everything for you!
Each week for the entire school year, you will receive access to a new lesson (THATS 37 LESSONS BY THE WAY!) that can easily be implemented into your existing curriculum in less than 10 minutes a day.
- A five-minute video demonstration of the lesson
- Specific scripts and lessons for (1) Early Childhood (PreK - 2nd), (2) Middle Childhood (3rd - 5th), (3) Tweens (6th - 8th), and (4) Teens (9th-12th) to help you explain the brain technique to the students in your classroom
- Recommendations on how to spend less than 10 minutes a day to implement each mindfulness activity
- Personal wellness practices for you, our teachers
- Already completed letters to send home to parents for integrating the mindfulness practices at home
- Access to Graduate Level Professional Development Credits
Who is Created This Course?
Meet Kristen Race, Ph.D.
This dynamic online offering is created and presented by Mindful Life™ Schools’ founder and brain scientist, Kristen Race, PhD. Kristen has been featured on NPR, is a columnist for Psychology Today and Huffington Post.
She's presented nationally at the National Association of School Psychologists Conference and at the International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators.
Kristen was the director of Counseling Services for Colorado Academy and began her educational career as a teacher at the prestigious Buckley School in New York.
As a PhD. child psychologist, she's trained over 5000 teachers in the Mindful Life™ method and is the author of the acclaimed parenting book, Mindful Parenting.
Frequently Asked Questions
A new module centering around a new topic will be delivered each week. The activities will take you a few seconds to a few minutes to complete. Many of the activities are designed to be worked into your daily classroom. The course is meant to be practical. It won’t feel like work.
Specific scripts for (1) Early Childhood (PreK – 2nd), (2) Middle Childhood (3rd – 5th), (3) Tweens (6th – 8th) (4) and new this year, Teens (9th-12th) to help you explain the brain technique to the students in your classroom.
You are not alone. I’ve heard every excuse and witnessed every eye roll as I’ve taught formal practices to thousands. My methods are specifically created for those who have a hard time committing to the cushion. The five-minute-a-day formal breathing practice is a small but important part of the course. The crux of the course is a toolbox of exercises for you to use in the moment to combat stress, optimize your brain for better focus and productivity, and to increase your happiness.
You will receive a private login username and password that you can use to access the course on the course website. You can access the course on your phone, tablet or computer. We'll send you an email with a link each week to let you know the next module of the course is ready. Easy as 1-2-3.
You’ll receive weekly emails that nudge you to check out the latest module. You’ll get a checklist you can use to check off each module, if that’s your style (*raises hand / me too!*).
I encourage you to watch the videos and incorporate the activities little by little. Try to focus on one module at a time to get the most out of the course. Each week will have an overarching theme that builds on the week before! But yes, you will have access to all the modules at the beginning of the course. We have found some teachers love to incorporate certain modules at different times of the year!
No problem. We designed this course to fit your lifestyle. You can follow along at your own pace!
You will have access to the course through July 31st of 2019! That way you can access the modules throughout the entire school year and at the beginning of the summer if you want to review some aspects to incorporate into your classroom for the next year!
You can access the course for one year. So if you feel like you need a refresher in a few months, we’re here for you.
If you have a specific question, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be right with you as we go through the course together. This year I am hosting a monthly webinar for you to ask me any questions and to ask each other about how you are incorporating ideas! It’s your opportunity to ask me anything.
Not sure if the Weekly Wellness Program is right for you and your classroom?
30 Days. If you don't love it, We'll give you a full refund.
I really believe that this course will help you retrain your brain so that stress no longer gets the best of you. But, if you give it a try, run through the exercises and modules and don't see any results, email us within 30 days of purchase and we'll give you a full refund.
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