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Mindfulness for Teachers

teach with passion and presence

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An online mindfulness course designed especially for educators

Class begins April 17

and then you have FOREVER access to the content!


Would you like to learn how to bring mindfulness to your classroom?

Do you feel like you could use some practical strategies for managing the stress of teaching?


MINDFULNESS is a powerful tool for teachers AND students!


“Mindfulness training can enhance teachers’ sense of well-being. It can also provide a buffer against the stress that arises from the demands and challenges of the classroom environment.”

-- Lisa Flook, University of Wisconsin-Madison


A 2016 study revealed that the most stressed-out profession in the United States was TEACHERS.

If you're a teacher, I know you're not surprised by this information. The demands of teaching and the accumulation of daily stress can take a toll on us, causing our physical and mental health to suffer (not to mention our relationships and our families!)

And as if it weren't stressful enough to know all of that, our stress impacts our students' stress levels, too! It can impair our relationships with young people, and even impact their educational success.

But as stressed-out as we are, we are committed to the important work of teaching. We came to this profession with a desire to nurture, educate, and inspire the next generation. We want to teach with passion, purpose, and presence.

We deserve all the support we can get in that endeavor. But too often, our professional development focuses on things like rubrics, state testing, or technology. And while those topics are important in allowing us to be successful in our work, we must also take time to ensure that we are not just good at what we do, but that we are fulfilled by what we do.

Luckily, the research doesn't just tell us we're stressed out, it tells us what can help! Several studies now point to the positive impact of mindfulness for teachers. Specifically, we know that when teachers practice mindfulness, it can lead to:

✔︎ better relationships with colleagues

✔︎ reduced symptoms of burnout

✔︎ lowered levels of stress

✔︎ greater resilience to stressors

✔︎ improved teaching effectiveness

✔︎ more successful classroom management

✔︎ improved relationships with students


MINDFULNESS FOR TEACHERS begins Monday, April 17. All of the content (see the outline below) is delivered online and can be accessed across all of your devices. There is no need to be online at a particular time, and you have LIFETIME access to the content once you register.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW. When you register, you will receive some introductory information about the course and some reading materials to get you started.


Your Instructor


Sarah Rudell Beach, M.Ed.
Sarah Rudell Beach, M.Ed.

Sarah is a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor, and the Executive Director of Brilliant Mindfulness. She has taught mindfulness to thousands of people in workshops and trainings for teachers, students, parents, and families, and in her online courses. A teacher with 17 years of classroom experience, she also writes about mindfulness and joyful living on her popular blog Left Brain Buddha, and was featured in the August 2016 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. She has had a personal mindfulness practice for many years, and describes mindfulness as life-changing.


 


"Standing before a classroom every day is undeniably a courageous act.... You deserve whatever support is possible to make this endeavor both effective and fulfilling.”


Kirke Olson

Included in the course:


Guided Meditations for Teachers
Guided practices you can download to your device, so you can take a moment to pause and breathe any time during your day!
Written Lessons
Deepen your understanding of mindfulness, and explore the latest research on mindfulness for teachers and students
Instructional Videos
Easy-to-follow lessons with guided practices, clear explanations, and classroom take-aways
PDF Downloads
Get printable reflection/journaling pages, key idea summaries, and handouts for classroom use


 

Mindfulness for Teachers

is a

powerful personal &

professional development

experience

“Sarah is the real deal! No gimmicks, no pressure. She guides participants on a journey that is uniquely their own, using the latest scientific research to feed the brain, and gentle mindful exercises that feed the heart.

— Amy S., Professional Development Coordinator

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“My daily work often requires me to make quick decisions and ‘fix’ things. I am constantly problem-solving and often feel the weight of having to come up with a solution to make things better for others. In the short time I spent in Sarah’s class, I have become much more reflective. I have slowed my reactions and take more time to just listen and process.”

Sue I., Teacher and Gifted and Talented Coordinator

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“Mindfulness has allowed me to more fully attend to the present moment, to stop chasing unproductive thoughts, and to exercise a greater degree of compassion towards myself. I’m a better teacher as a result of Sarah's class. Just ask my students!”

---High School Teacher

Continuing Education Credits

CEU's can be earned for this course; upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate documenting 20 clock hours (2 CEU's). You will need to check with your local continuing education committee to ensure that this course will be approved. This course satisfies Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies requirements for teacher licensing.

If you or your local committee has any questions, you can contact me here.

 

"Happy teachers will change the world."

Thich Nhat Hanh

What teachers say about mindfulness training with Sarah Rudell Beach:

"I have more patience with students at school, and unexpected problems stress me out less than they did before." ~middle school teacher


“I’ve become more understanding of others, and I’ve been better at communicating with my colleagues.” ~ high school English teacher


I am truly listening to my students. I am much more aware of the wait time each student needs and I find myself really listening to the questions my students are asking.” ~ high school math teacher


“I am more aware of my thoughts and being in the moment. I can tell my heart isn’t racing as frequently or intensely.” ~ 4th-grade teacher


“It is amazing how much more efficiently my brain works when I am not spending my precious brain energy in the past or future!”
~ high school art teacher
 

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and end?
The course begins on Monday, April 17th. Each week, you will get access to the lessons in the curriculum described above. You will receive your introductory materials and some background information about mindfulness as soon as you register.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If, at the end of the first week of the course, you decide this class just isn't for you, you can receive a full refund. Email me at sarah@brilliantmindfulness.com to request a refund by April 23rd. Due to the nature of digital goods, no refunds will be issued after that date.
How much time will this class take? Will I be overwhelmed with daily content?
Each week, you will get access to a new set of lessons that you can work through at your own pace -- do them all at once on the weekend, or spend about 15 minutes each day on them. It's up to you! I recommend people start slowly with mindfulness, so we’ll start with just five minutes a day. Each week I’ll encourage you to increase your daily practice time — but ultimately, how much time you spend is up to you. You are your own best teacher! And remember -- you have LIFETIME access to the course content!
What qualifies you to teach mindfulness to teachers?
I have practiced and studied mindfulness for several years. I currently teach mindfulness to children, teens, and adults. I have been trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and I have completed a 300-hour, year-long training program to become a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor. I taught high school for 17 years — the many courses I have taught include Psychology and World Religions. Additionally, I write about mindfulness on my popular blog Left Brain Buddha, which has over 25,000 unique visitors each month. As the Executive Director of Brilliant Mindfulness, I teach mindfulness to students, teachers, parents, and children.
 

"If we can learn to hold ourselves and others with compassion, we will transform our lives. If we can teach this skill to children, we will change the world."

Sarah Rudell Beach

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