Mindfulness for Educators and Schools

Mindfulness is a life skill that helps children learn self-regulation, improve attention skills, build resiliency, and develop more compassion for themselves and others. It is a life skill that can improve overall health and well-being. Assistance and training for bringing mindfulness into schools is available from Mindful Moments in Education

Mindful Moments in Education offers the following:

  • A free mindfulness overview for your school or team
  • A personalized in-class mindfulness program for your students
  • Teacher Coaching – Learn to teach mindfulness in your classroom
  • Teacher professional development – Customized and/or individual sessions

Instructor Patricia Ward, M.Ed.

With over 35 years of experience in the field of education and a Masters degree in the area of Learning Disabilities, Patti has loved every aspect of her career.  Whether it was as a special education teacher, a teacher consultant, a curriculum director, a professional learning consultant, title I director, adjunct instructor at Aquinas, CMU, or GVSU, educational consultant for Kent ISD or a supervisor for special education interns for GVSU, each role has taught her so much about the stressful and yet amazing educational system.

Bringing Mindfulness into the K – 12 + College setting has become a passion; a passion of giving back to this meaningful endeavor called ‘education’. A place where expectations are set high for both students and teachers and a place where resources are few, a place where stress is thriving. Mindfulness in education is an evidenced based practice that has the potential to bring focus and calm and care to our often-overwhelmed students, teachers and staff. Evidence is mounting that Mindfulness breed’s resiliency-the ability to cope in difficult situations, and bounce back from adversity. Perhaps this is the future of education, and it can begin with us. Learn more about Patti’s training and teaching experience at mindfulmomentsinedu.com.

Contact Patti: mindfulmomentsinedu@gmail.com or 616.204.2099

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