About Mindful Primary Schools
What is Mindful Primary Schools?
Mindful Primary Schools provides high-quality professional learning in the area of mindfulness, for teachers, relief teachers, education assistants, deputy principals, principals and other educators that work with primary school-aged children from Pre-Primary to Year 6.
Why Teach Mindfulness in Primary Schools?
The research shows that mindfulness in primary school classrooms:
reduces behavioural issues in class
reduces anxiety and depression
What Makes Mindful Primary Schools Different?
Mindful Primary Schools is based in Perth, Western Australia, so our Pre-Primary to Year 6 Lesson Books / E-Books (which are complimentary at the workshops) are linked to the WA Curriculum. And if the WA Curriculum changes, we'll update our resources, which you'll be able to download at no extra charge.
INSTEAD OF PRESSING PLAY, YOU LEAD THE WAY
Sure, you could press play on an app or video to teach your students mindfulness. But there's a more effective way. As Jon Kabat Zin (a pioneer in modern mindfulness) says, "the first principle.... of teaching mindfulness is - are you LIVING it?". So Mindful Primary Schools teaches you not only how to teach mindfulness lessons, but also how to incorporate it into the classroom and into your own life. That way you lead by example, and by being authentically mindful, others around you will naturally want to follow your lead.
NATURE-INSPIRED LESSONS YOU CAN TEACH INSIDE OR OUTSIDE
Mindful Primary Schools mindfulness lessons are inspired by nature, but can generally be taught either outside or inside. They usually require no (or very minimal) additional resources, which means you can easily teach it anywhere. You don't need an IWB/Screen. You don't need speakers and music (although you can put music on if you like). Mindful Primary Schools provide you with lesson plans (in books and e-books), so all you need to do is keep these handy.
A HUGE RANGE OF RESOURCES - FREE WITH YOUR PL WORKSHOP
Participants of the Mindful Primary Teacher PL Workshop will gain access to all of our resources. This includes a Mindfulness Lesson Book (of the year level of your choice) and Lesson E-Books (of all years PP - Y6), all with 20+ lessons per year level. There are also other great digital resources, such as printable posters, available for workshop participants.