Mindfulness: Using With Students

Mindfulness: Using With Students
* page numbers go with the book 

1) Make eye contact with each person when they come into the room.......

2) Mindful Activities/Meditations

Lotus Flower Meditation: 

Drawing the Mind: (page 93)

Mindful Walking: (pages 117 - 122)

Mindful Eating (page 97)
Script for Mindful Eating

Noticing Thoughts: (page 106)

Noticing Gaps in our Thoughts: (page 107)

Mindful Seeing: (page 64)

Mindful Breathing: (page 45)

Body Scans: (not recommended for school)
Audio Podcasts:
“Body Scan – Shorter Version” (10:22) – Elisha Goldstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsCVqFr6j1g

“(Full) Body Scan” (45:27) – Jon Kabat-Zinn (Note from Karen and Michelle: This formal meditation is longer than any others we have done or offered – 45 MINUTES! But it is the place where the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – MBSR – class actually BEGINS (asking the students to engage in doing this formal body scan meditation every day for the first three weeks of the eight week class). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4gZgnCy5ew

Guided Meditation Tools/Apps

Meditation for younger people
Bring It Down

On & Off

Rainbow Breath

Headspace: (App with 5 minute meditations)...this is what I started with
Mindfulness Interview Andy on Ellen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSRzEuiFvto
Late Night Meditation (with James Fallon and Andy Puddicombe) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP_EY7pdTJY
Andy and Head Space (TED Talk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzR62JJCMBQ

Sound Cloud: This site has guided meditations with silence as a part of the experience. https://soundcloud.com/mindfulmagazine/guided-breathing-exercise 

Explore for younger grades: 
Well Beyond Meditation https://wellbeyond.com/kids

Mindfulness Timer 
Online Meditation Timer http://www.onlinemeditationtimer.com/


Stop Breath and Think https://app.stopbreathethink.org/

I Can Be Free ??

FREE LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION for classroom(s). https://www.calm.com/schools

Videos for Students:

Just Breathe" by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films) 


.b Beditation (by Mindfulness in Schools Project) – 10:49

Mindfulness Meditation in Action for Teachers

Seven Ways Mindfulness Can Help Teachers

Mindful Teacher: Living, Learning, & Teaching with Mindful Awareness

When Teachers Take a Breath, Students Can Bloom


Cultivating Mindfulness for Educators Using Resources From The New York Times


Susan Keiser Greenland Website resource