Mindfullness Teacher Resources

Controlling breathing, being aware of surroundings, relaxing the body; these are all aspects of one of the most nebulous aspects of social and emotional learning: mindfulness. Help learners manage stress and stay focused in the present moment with these resources. 

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To Stress, or Not to Stress

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
In order to live healthy lives, individuals must have healthy brains and bodies. There are many ways to deal with stress from simple breathing and relaxation techniques, to journaling and exercise. Here is a collection for people of all...
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To Stress, or Not to Stress

For Teachers K - 12th
In order to live healthy lives, individuals must have healthy brains and bodies. There are many ways to deal with stress from simple breathing and relaxation techniques, to journaling and exercise. Here is a collection for people of all...
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Star Wars – a Relaxation Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Take young padawans on a journey towards ultimate relaxation with a series of Star Wars themed yoga poses. Following a mindful and imaginative story, the force is strong with stretches including the Rey's Pole, R2D2, Yoda, and more! 
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Healthy Living Lesson Plan 7 - Yoga and Relaxation

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Yoga can help to relieve stress as well as help learners become more aware of their bodies. They can also work on flexibility, coordination, strength, and balance. There is a link to the entire  lesson which contains descriptions of...
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Yoga Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Get in touch with your chakra with a thorough set of lessons on teaching yoga. Complete with tips, adjustments, examples, and procedures, each lesson encourages learners to trust their bodies and build both emotional and physical strength.
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Progressive Muscle Relaxation

For Students 6th - 12th
Relax! How many times have you heard that command but did not know how to proceed? Well, the, check out this resource that gives step-by-step directions for a relaxation process.
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Yoga Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars spread out into personal space. 2-3 taggers are then chosen and given Frisbees.Taggers can't throw Frisbees, only tag with them. Teacher decides which yoga move students who are tagged do. If student is tagged he freezes...
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Meditation at Lagunitas Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this literary analysis worksheet, learners consider the content and theme of  the poem "Meditation at Lagunitas," as they answer 5 short answer questions.
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How to Meditate

For Students K - Higher Ed
New ReviewEverything you ever wanted to know about mindful meditation can be found in this New York Times article. The article contains information about what mindful meditation is and what it isn't, about how to and how not to practice the...
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An Introduction to René Descartes' Meditations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is life really just a dream? A video summary of Meditations by Rene Descartes discusses the concept of fantasy vs reality. The video, which is part of a larger playlist, outlines key points of the text and addresses counterarguments...
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Using Progressive Relaxation

For Students K - 12th
Stress makes a mess of our minds and bodies. Like a vicious circle, stress causes our bodies to tense and makes it more difficult to get rid of the stress. Break the cycle for you and your students by practicing progressive relaxation....
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The Giver: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Guide your class through the imagery of Lois Lowry's The Giver with a peaceful meditative experience. After you create a serene environment in your class, read through a provided script in which kids sift through their favorite memories...
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Valentine's Day - LOVE

For Teachers K - 3rd
Open your heart with a refreshing yoga session designed for Valentine's Day. With visual cues of hearts and other festive decorations, participants begin a series of yoga poses designed to open their heart chakras and to reflect on the...
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Yoga in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Yoga can be a way for students to improve classroom performance by learning how to meet challenges calmly.
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Introduction to Yoga

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners are introduced to yoga for fitness and relaxation. Over the course of the lesson, students practice various yoga poses and relaxation methods. They complete two minute yoga stations after all of the poses have been demonstrated.
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Freedom to Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's something unusual and thoughtful: have your scholars do some pensive reflection themselves before tackling how such meditative techniques are used in prison rehabilitation programs. They watch the "Path of Freedom" video found...
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The Spiritual Life of the Samurai: Meditation and Brushpainting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Provide class members with an opportunity to experience that traditional samurai practices of meditation and brush painting. Directions for the activities are included.
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Meditations on First Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Yoga Ball Bash

For Teachers 5th - 9th
This line dance lesson involves the use of PE equipment. If you have yoga balls and rhythm sticks then take a look at this lesson. Of course there are other things that could be used instead of yoga balls. This is a 48-count dance...
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Zach’s Lie: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Close your eyes and picture a time where you decided to tell the truth to someone. What were you wearing? How did you feel? Such prompts begin a guided imagery activity for Zach's Lie. Directions for creating an environment conducive to...
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Buddhism-Nirvana Day: Meditation Article Planning Frame

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Buddhism belief worksheet, students plan a strategy for writing a descriptive essay about meditation. After filling in an idea for an opening sentence, 4 key points, and interesting ending, students will have created a plan for...
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Be a Cat, Be a Tree

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Yoga is a wonderful form of exercise. Here, pupils engage in two creative movement exercises. They make two yoga poses; the cat and the tree. The cat is actually sometimes known as the cobra in yoga terms. Both of these movements will...
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Meditations on First Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 30 multiple choice questions about Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Relaxation Techniques

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars practice different relaxation techniques to help calm their nerves. In this relaxation lesson plan, students answer questions using their thumbs up or down, practice breathing, counting, and more.

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