Mindful Teachers Training Program (MTTP)

Monday Afternoon Class @ North Miami Elementary School


Monday, January 14, 2019 at 4:30 PM EST
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM EST

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North Miami Elementary 
655 NE 145th St
North Miami, FL 33161

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Register Now! MTTP Fee $400

M-DCPS Educators Discount Fee $100

MTTP Teacher,  Silvia Cardenas

Silvia Cardenas is a lead teacher for Mindful Kids Miami's Mindful Teacher Training Program (MTTP), having apprenticed under lead (MTTP) teacher Valerie DeWitt and Linda Mackenzie for the the past two years.  Silvia attended the IJ-MBSR program with Valerie York-Zimmerman during the Fall of 2015, and immediately began training in mindfulness for children by completing the Mindful Teacher Training Program in the Winter of 2016. Prior to retiring from teaching with Miami-Dade County Public Schools in June 2017, she had been working with regular and special-needs students between the ages of 4 to 8 over the prior 18 years. Being part of the most important and precious moments of the development of the little ones assigned to her year after year made her passion grow. Looking for ways to allow them to develop not only in the academic realm but also, and more importantly, from a personal one, stimulating their development as good-hearted human beings. It led her to generate enthusiasm for mindfulness training so that a number of her fellow teachers at David Lawrence, Jr. K-8 Center and herself enrolled in the Mindful Kids Miami mindfulness program held at her school. 

Witnessing her student’s display their eagerness to practice daily has been incredible! Mindful Kids Miami has been a source of inspiration for her and so many teachers that believe that the practice of mindfulness in the classroom brings that space of calm, understanding, clear vision, care and emotional balance that we all need.



Mindful Kids Miami  

Please join us for our Mindful Teachers Training Program (MTTP), an 8-week experiential MKM created series. MTTP uses didactic teaching, discussion and role play to explore and embody the qualities of a mindful teacher and to learn to bring children and teens, grades Pre-K through 12th, age-appropriate mindfulness practices, games, activities and social skills based on social-emotional learning.  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or the 4-Day Mindfulness Immersion is a prerequisite.* 

The Mindful Teachers Training Program includes:

  • Mindful Movement brings children into an awareness of their bodies and changing physical sensations as they move through various poses which take them out of automatic pilot; it also teaches awareness of breathing.
  • Mindful Games & Activities teaches children how to pay attention and to increase focus.
  • Mindful Relaxation relaxes children through guided awareness of breathing, felt sensations in the body, feelings, which helps regulate over-stimulation and teaches proper breathing.
  • Kindness Practices increases compassion and empathy in children both for themselves and others; leads to increased understanding of differences as well as a sense of connection with themselves, others, and the world around them.

Research demonstrates that mindfulness training for children and teens:

  • Increases Attention & Focus – resulting in higher academic achievement
  • Reduces Stress – allowing kids to learn more and perform better
  • Improves Impulse Control – increasing teaching time in the classroom
  • Develops Emotional Regulation – teaching children to “respond” rather than “react”
  • Builds Empathy & Compassion – cultivating greater understanding of cultural, religious and sexual diversity as well as reducing cruelty, bullying, and violence that create safer and happier school
Day  Time  Date  Location
MTTP Class 1  Mon 4:30pm - 7:00pm  1/14/2019 North Miami Elem 
MTTP Class 2 Tue  4:30pm - 7:00pm  1/22/2019 North Miami Elem 
MTTP Class 3 Mon 4:30pm - 7:00pm  1/28/2019 North Miami Elem
MTTP Class 4  Mon  4:30pm - 7:00pm  2/4/2019 North Miami Elem 
MTTP  Class 5 Mon 4:30pm - 7:00pm  2/11/2019 North Miami Elem
MTTP Class 6  Tue  4:30pm - 7:00pm  2/19/2019 North Miami Elem 
MTTP Class 7  Mon 4:30pm - 7:00pm  2/25/2019 North Miami Elem
MTTP Class 8  Mon 4:30pm - 7:00pm  3/4/2019 North Miami Elem


Mindful Kids Miami’s 

Mindfulness Training for Educators program 

                                    *The pre-requisite for this course:

8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

or 4-Day Mindfulness Immersion (MI), 

 must be completed before registering

If you are with M-DCPS, please register on My Learning Plan for Master Plan Points when it is posted online. Look for the class on My Learning Plan at least two weeks before the class begins. If you are registered with Mindful Kids Miami you will be assured a seat in the course.

To be eligible for Master Plan Points you must attend all classes.

20 Master Plan Points

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M-DCPS Educators Discount Fee $100

 Once you have registered for the MTTP, you will receive an email with make-up options for IJ-MBSR or MBSR classes. Mindful Kids Miami allows for up to 2 absences for MTTP and highly encourages making-up missed classes during the current or following MTTP series offered.

Thank you and we look forward to this journey with you!