School-Based Mindfulness and Yoga Interventions

By Nicole Colchete and Daniella Rueda, CEI Interns


CARE. The CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) teacher training program is a

MindUP. Similar to CARE is the MindUP program which is created ‘with educators, for educators to help

RISE. Last but not least, the RISE program serves institutions such as schools and healthcare entities.

All three mindfulness programs, along with several others, share certain qualities that make them the perfect teacher-friendly programs in guiding schools towards success. Through mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga, these programs instill the tools necessary to support resilience and superior performance within organizations. Undeniably, all three programs do an excellent job in helping schools implement wholesome practices.

References

Hawn, G. (2018). ‘A Message from our Founder and President.’ MindUP. 

Jennings, P. A. (2011). Promoting teachers’ social and emotional competencies to support performance and reduce burnout. In A. Cohan & A. Honigsfeld (Eds.) Breaking the Mold of Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century. New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

Meiklejohn, John, et al. “Integrating mindfulness training into K-12 education: Fostering the resilience of teachers and students.” Mindfulness 3.4 (2012): 291-307.

‘MindUP for Schools.’ (2018). MindUP.

‘MindUP at Home.’ (2018). MindUP. 

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‘RISE.’ (2018). Kripalau.

Weyns, Tessa, et al. (2017) “The role of teacher behavior in children’s relational aggression development: A five-wave longitudinal study.” Journal of School Psychology 64, 17-27.