Foundations for Mindful Educators is a new innovative online Personal and Professional Development (PPD) course.Throughout the 16 week session, participants will be guided by Mindfulness First Instructor, Emmanuelle Giumelli, as they learn Mindfulness Based Social and Emotional Learning (MBSEL) for both themselves and their students.
As a fully online course, participants can create a schedule and time commitment that best suits their needs. Our Personal Development lessons require about 20 minutes each week. Our Curriculum Training lessons take approximately 15-35 minutes per week and include recorded and written curriculum for participants to review, learn from, and become familiar with. We recommend dedicating a total of 55 minutes per week to learning from the course; with additional time spent enjoying discussions with session members and Instructor, Emmanuelle.
Section 1: Personal Development - Mindfulness Booster Lessons
Section 2: Professional Development - Curriculum Training
Curriculum Trainings are the Professional Development component of this Personal and Professional Development (PPD) course. In tandem with personal development lessons, participants receive 16 weekly curriculum themes that mirrors the Personal Development Lessons and creates a foundational classroom curriculum. Participants will be given Mindfulness First’s proprietary curriculum, recorded example lessons, and innumerable resources and curriculum resources will be made available every week, and can be reviewed at leisure. Utilizing these resources, each participant is encouraged to nurture their own way of bringing MBSEL to students, whether it be their own style of teaching or specific to the population they work with. Ongoing community curriculum discussions will be available online, as above.
What’s Included in the Deliverables
- 16 Personal Mindfulness Development Lessons and Resources
- Written K-8 Curriculum
- Audio K-8 Curriculum
- Monthly group online check-in gatherings
- Children’s Journal and Activity Pages
- Recorded Examples of Mindfulness First Teaching Each Theme
- Resources for Each Theme
- Permanent membership to our private mindfulness forum
- 6 month free membership to Mindfulness First Community Circle
Monthly online check-in gatherings
You will be able to meet our instructors, ask questions, share experiences and network with like-minded educators.
- In-school lesson modeling with a Mindfulness First Instructor (extra cost involved)
- In-person gatherings (alongside online gatherings)
Certification and Continuing Education Credit Hours
Participants receive a certificate of completion and a certificate for 10 CPD credit hours.
Full or Partial Scholarships Available
We have a limited number of scholarships per cohort. Please feel free to apply here by 8/15/19: https://bit.ly/applyforascholarship.
Here's what our past students have to say:
"Thank you so much for the lessons and the practice. I feel like I have really evolved as as educator this year. I am grateful for the new ideas to better help my students grow to their fullest potential. Please keep me in mind for the Advanced Mentorship Training starting in August, I am very interested."
-Maureen L. (Foundations Training for Mindful Educators)
"I am so grateful I got to participate in the Winter Cohort-Foundations Training for Mindful Educators. I was able to use the tools and curriculum immediately in the yoga/mindful classes I teach at Montessori Schools in the East Valley. The format of the program was incredibly accessible. It gave a Curriculum to use in a classroom, Journal pages, Activities ideas, inspiration, and book recommendations. I found the Live videos of teachers demonstrating how to teach the lesson to a classroom very beneficial. I am looking forward to the Advance Training for Mindful Educators in August. Thank you Sunny!"
-Kit W. (Foundations Training for Mindful Educators)
"Thank you so much for this class. I have learned so much and have enjoyed all the practices and time with my kids teaching them and watching them grow. I can't wait to start mindfulness earlier in the school year and see it unfold to it's full potential. teaching in a multi-age classroom, I'm excited to see how my soon to be 2nd graders will respond and continue to carry on being mindful (same goes to my new first graders as well)."
-Courtney S. (Foundations Training for Mindful Educators)
"Thank you for this program. I've been wanting to take this class for awhile now and I'm so glad I had this opportunity! I find that the lessons are very appropriate and user friendly for my young students. I look forward to starting the school year with the program this next fall. There are so many great resources that I'm excited to add to my program. Also, I appreciate the focus on us as professionals to create and practice our own mindfulness practice first. Practice what we teach."
- Tiffany G. (Foundations Training for Mindful Educators)
Emmanuelle Giumelli | Course Instructor
Emmanuelle Giumelli has been working in Flagstaff, AZ for 13 years, in schools, as a mindfulness based mental health therapist. Her certifications as a mindfulness educator are extensive. She has been a mindfulness consultant and educator since 2012 in schools and her community. She is the author of the children’s book See, Hear, Feel: Mindfulness for Children One Moment at a Time (Wisdom Publications, 2018). Emmanuelle’s work is sustained by a dedicated mindfulness practice and mindful living in Northern Arizona