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Watch what can occur when a college invests in a whole-school tradition of mindfulness.

Milner Center College, a Title I college in Hartford, CT, started their partnership with Conscious Colleges within the 2021-2022 educational yr. Right here is their story:

Milner Center College, Title I College in Hartford, CT

What does a “aware college” seem like?

Milner Center College has been collaborating with Conscious Colleges to construct a schoolwide tradition of mindfulness for the reason that begin of the 2021-2022 college yr.

Jasmine Harding, Assistant Principal, displays on the primary yr with Conscious Colleges programming:

  • We stroll into the varsity and see connection––adults are having conversations and interactions with college students––and college students are engaged and reciprocating
  • When college students are in difficult conditions, we’ve the sources and expertise to de-escalate––there are areas within the constructing for college kids to go and entry instruments and assist
  • We’re planting small seeds––we’re searching for methods for college kids to apply mindfulness methods and switch these expertise to their lives

That is what a aware college seems and feels like.

Spend money on educator well-being, first

Guided by the Conscious Colleges strategy, the primary part of programming at Milner targeted on educator well-being––as a result of we all know that an educator’s presence and how they present up within the classroom is foundational to the coed studying expertise. The workforce was launched to highly effective instruments for self-care and practices to change into extra intentional, grounded, and absolutely current.

Milner workers replicate on the skilled improvement expertise:

“You could have the chance to change into extra attuned––with consciousness of your individual ideas, emotions, atmosphere, and an consciousness of others––to actually make the very best of any given second.” – Tynisha Tyson, Social Employee

“Studying about mindfulness, and working towards it, has helped me stay productive and preserve centered. I’ve additionally realized to be extra affected person and supportive with myself.” – Judianne Coster, Speech Language Pathologist

“This apply is just not just for college. This apply is just not solely when lecturers are available in right here professionally. This apply additionally extends to our private lives.” – Leonardo Watson, Principal

With sources to make extra knowledgeable and compassionate decisions of their interactions, Milner and Conscious Colleges started to discover methods to create inclusive studying environments and a better sense of empowerment and company amongst their workers and scholar neighborhood.

Subsequent, educate mindfully and educate mindfulness

Constructing on the inspiration of aware studying environments, college students started studying practices to handle stress and develop inside resilience to assist navigate their lives through the Conscious Colleges Ok-12 Curriculum.

Watch an introductory mindfulness lesson from the Conscious Colleges Ok-12 Curriculum.

Watch lesson excerpts under:

April introduces mindfulness: to center college college students:

(4 min)

April explores “tracks 1 + 2” in a aware listening lesson:

(5 min)

Full classes and instructing reflections are included in our 201: Mindfulness within the Classroom course.

Construct a schoolwide tradition of mindfulness

Our multi-year partnership with Milner is an ongoing collaboration guided by key Conscious Colleges frameworks: Domains of Conscious Instructing and Rubric for Assessing Schoolwide Mindfulness. We look ahead to continued development and studying with the Milner workforce!


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