However, the growing “mindful education” movement means that many visitors to our website are seeking resources on mindfulness practices in K-12 education. We have compiled these links as a rough guide to some organizations which specialize in this area. Please note that this is an expanding field, and this is not intended to be a comprehensive list!
- Association for Mindfulness in Education (AME)
A collaborative association of organizations and individuals working together to provide support for mindfulness training as a component of K-12 education. The Association for Mindfulness in Education offers a directory of schools and programs as an interactive map.
- Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
CASEL seeks to establish social and emotional learning as an essential part of education.
- Inward Bound Mindfulness Education
A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of teens, parents, and professionals.
- Mind Body Awareness Project
A non-profit organization with a unique mental training program consisting of mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence exercises designed to strengthen youth’s minds, relieve their toxic stress, and build their ability to make better decisions.
- Mindful Schools
A non-profit organization that offers in-class instruction for children, a complete multi-level training program for adults, and other resources to support mindfulness in education.”
- Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN)
Manages an active Yahoo Group/mailing list with news, announcements and events for educators who want to bring a contemplative awareness to their work.
- Passageworks Institute
Supporting educators with practices and principles that integrate social, emotional and academic learning and create meaningful and rigorous relationship-based classrooms.
- The Inner Kids Foundation
This program taught mindful awareness programs in under-served schools and neighborhoods in Los Angeles from 2000-2009.
- Inner Strength Foundation
The Inner Strength Foundation runs 12-week programs for high school students that teaches mindfulness tools along with the fundamentals of adolescent neuroscience and a deep time perspective on cultural development.
The Tree of Contemplative Practices
The Tree illustrates some of the contemplative practices currently in use in secular, organizational and academic settings. Learn more.