Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on August 30, 2019 and finishes on the week of December 23, 2019. Graduates will have permanent access to this course and its contents. Graduates will also be able to take an Advanced Training For Mindful Educators course with Mindfulness First (extra cost involved) to take a deep dive into curriculum ideas.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have permanent access to the contents of this course and its resources.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Refunds for students who withdraw after tuition has been paid, but 5 days before the first day of classes, will receive 100% of the tuition. After the beginning of classes, refunds will be calculated as follows: A refund of 50% for withdrawal during the 5 days before class and during the first week of class. No refund will be made after the first week of the course.
Who should take the course?
This is a great course for anyone who works with children. It is designed to provide resources for a classroom setting but these resources are helpful wherever you may be working with kids.
Are there prerequisites?
There are no specific prerequisites. In this course we teach mindfulness for you, and we give you themes and ideas for how to then teach mindfulness to children. We ask that you have a genuine desire to self-reflect during your personal mindfulness lessons, a team spirit so that you can learn and grow with your cohort members, and a sense of commitment for the journey to mindfulness.
I am registered now what?
You will receive your receipt for purchase. Your instructor will contact you about a week before class starts to get you oriented.
How do I access the course?
You can access Mindfulness First's "teachable.com" school via your computer or phone. Download their App to your phone for quick, user-friendly access on-the-go (we recommend the App!). And for when you are sat at your desk, just keep the URL bookmarked and you will be able to quickly log in to the course anytime.
How long is my course?
This course is 17 weeks long. The first week is an introduction and review of what's to come and then a total of 16 lessons. It takes time and reflection to learn mindfulness in a way that will be sustained. The 16 weeks are designed to fit into your existing schedule, and give you a running start for a mindful life and skills as a mindfulness teacher.
Do I need to buy any additional resources or materials to participate?
Not from us. We have a lot of resources for you to print out if you desire, everything is stored digitally for your convenience.
Do I need to be online at certain times to participate?
The vast majority of this course is available for you to watch and read at your convenience. There will be three online gatherings to help build learning and create community. You will be given advance notice of these dates (they may already be included on this page). Should you have any scheduling conflicts, please reach out to your instructor.
I am not a classroom teacher. Would I still benefit from taking the online course?
Absolutely! If you are interested in learning mindfulness for yourself and receiving resources for sharing mindfulness with children, then this is a great course for you.
Can I earn continuing education credits with Mindfulness First's online courses?
Yes! We offer a 10 hour certification.
Cancellation of an online course
Mindfulness First strives to provide the highest level of quality, and we reserve the right to cancel or postpone an event when necessary. If you are registered for an event that is cancelled, fee paid will be held on account for a future event or refunded.
When should I register?
Courses may fill up fast, be sure to register early. Limited spots available.
Do you provide financial assistance?
We have a limited number of scholarships per cohort. Please feel free to apply here by 8/15/19: https://bit.ly/applyforascholarship. If you are not able to receive one for this session, we will add you to the waiting list (for the next session) in the order received.
Do you offer a payment plan?
For this course, we offer payment options for new registrants up until August 15, 2019. You will find the options at the check out. After that time, new registrants will be required to pay in full at the time of sign-up.
What is the Community Circle?
Our Community Circle is an online meeting space for Mindful Educators to network, learn and grow together. Once a month we meet online via Zoom (meetings are recorded for your convenience) and at other times we talk online via our private forum. Our monthly online meetings always include a guest speaker who shares about their field of expertise; CEUs are usually available.
When will I be enrolled in the Community Circle?
You will be enrolled shortly following your course registration.
How do I access the Community Circle once I'm enrolled?
When you log into your Mindfulness First Teachable account and select "My Courses" in the upper top bar of main page you will see the "Community Circle" as one of your courses. Click on it to view.
How long will I have access to the Mindfulness First Community Circle?
Once registered into your course we will enroll you into the Community Circle. You will be given a 6 month free subscription. If after 6 months you would like to continue your subscription you will need to re-enroll yourself into the Community Circle.
What is the Mindfulness First Community Forum?
Mindfulness First has created a private online discussion community site to be used to facilitate communication and collaboration between mindful educators. As a user you will be able to create your own profile, send public or private messages, form or join groups, share status updates, network, participate in forum discussions and much more. This is a place where you can seek support, make connections, swap ideas, inspire each other and share your experiences. Our Forum is dedicated to discussion on all topics related to mindfulness and self-improvement a community where people interested in mindfulness can explore and share resources, events and experiences related to mindful living.
When will I have access to the Forum?
You will be given access shortly after you have been enrolled into your Foundations Course. Please keep in eye out for a welcome email to our Mindfulness First Community Forum. You will have lifetime access to forum.
How do I access the forum once enrolled?
The forum can be found on www.mindfulnessfirst.org or Link: https://mindfulnessfirst.discussion.community. Once registered into forum you will receive a welcome email with instructions on setting up your log in and password. After last week of course please reach out to us if you did not receive your welcome email to forum: email@example.com