June Jordan School for Equity, San Francisco
The team of five high school teachers, representing a variety of subject areas and grade levels, will participate in a series of mindfulness courses and retreats over the course of two years. They will introduce a mindfulness curriculum and practice throughout the school to help foster a culture of emotional and interpersonal health and stress management – skills that can be used both in and out of the classroom. Students will also be trained as peer mentors, and will gain leadership experience through helping other students with their mindfulness practice.
This project is an inspiring example of how teacher-selected professional development can support positive social and emotional growth among teachers and students alike.
Most of this team had the pleasure of attending the Bridging the Hearts & Minds of Youth mindfulness conference in San Diego focused on engaging youth in diverse mindfulness experiences.
… from the LIGHT Awards Culture of Mindfulness team are available online.