Whole school training programs can create a meaningful and sustainable shift in the culture of a school community.
6 month training
When staff is trained in mindfulness practice and provide their lesson plans in a mindful, trauma sensitive and responsive style, students are better able to connect to their teachers and engage in behaviorally appropriate ways that facilitates academic learning. Teaching mindfulness to students in the classroom allows student to acquire tools to better understand themselves, and cope with their stress more effectively. The school is an ideal environment in which to learn and practice mindfulness. Students encounter repeated opportunity to reinforce their skills during everyday instruction and interaction. Training in mindfulness provides the core foundation for addressing and cultivating social emotional learning skills and a trauma sensitive learning environment. This whole school mindfulness training program involves a 6 month training commitment from the school and between 35-50 hours of educator training time.
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Whole school training includes:
Educator foundation training
Educator classroom training
Classroom training can occur in one of three ways:
Follow-up educator booster training
MC4ME has empowered the staff with mindfulness techniques to lead students in developing the necessary skills to help them feel more at ease and focused so as to enjoy a better quality school environment.”
– Principal, Brownell Middle School, Grosse Pointe Schools