How to handle resistance in the classroom?
Participation is a choice with choice also comes the respect to allow others to participate without disturbing them. We set boundaries for each class in part one of the curriculum. We reinforce them as we go along. We tailor the curriculum to be age-appropriate and relevant to their circumstances, to make it more engaging.
What Mindfulness is not?
It is not a disciplinary tool although the side effects may cause classroom management, the intent is to get students engaged and focused on their own well-being and academic achievements.
How does this program sustain after 16 weeks?
When you sign up for a 16 week program we offer staff training and ongoing support.
Are your teachers certified?
All our teachers are certified kids yoga instructors, they have also completed mindfulness training with Mindful Schools and other organizations. They are insured and approved with the Palm Beach school district. You can read more about their bios in our team section,
How else can we implement these practices into our school day?
We offer programs during PE, recess, before test taking.
After your first 30 minutes teacher training you should be implementing these practices throughout the day when you see fit, such as when students first and the room at the beginning of the day, before starting a challenging lesson, before taking a test, on a rainy day when you can’t go outside for recess or PE, closing at the end of the day. All of these things will be discussed throughout the program during staff trainings.
How do we deal with students that have sensory issues?
We have specialists that can help you implement the program with kids that have special needs.
How much does the program cost?
We have a standard price package. Discount are given to schools offering a majority of free lunches to their students. Contact us for more details.