Mindful Teachers Training Program (MTTP)

Wednesdays @ Mandarin Lakes K-8


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 4:15 PM EST
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:45 PM EST

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Mindfulness Teacher, Avis Feldman

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"I strongly believe all teachers of the world should learn and practice mindfulness...I’ve seen the transformation of fellow teachers in these (2) Professional Developments (MBSR & MTTP) to become better people and educators. Mindfulness and where it can take us is our true hope for this world."

Cliff Zalis, MTTP

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Mandarin Lakes K-8 
12225 SW 280th St
Miami, FL 33032

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Mindful Kids Miami  

MKM's vision is to improve the lives of all children in the community by giving them access to mindfulness skills which reduce stress and anxiety, develop attention and focus, promote emotional regulation and impulse control, teach empathy and compassion, and create a sense of well-being.

Thank You to MKM Funders!

The following MKM Funders have provided the funding to support offering this Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at a deep discount to Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators:

  • Anthony Abraham Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • Cowles Charitable Trust Mindfulness Scholars
  • Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • Roblee Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • TriMix Foundation Mindfulness Scholars

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.
1 Wednesday 4:15 - 6:45 1/15/20 Mandarine Lks
2 Wednesday 4:15 - 6:45 1/22/20 Mandarine Lks
3 Wednesday 4:15 - 6:45 1/29/20 Mandarine Lks
4 Wednesday 4:15 - 6:45 2/5/20 Mandarine Lks
5 Wednesday 4:15 - 6:45 2/12/20 Mandarine Lks
6 Wednesday 4:15 - 6:45 2/19/20 Mandarine Lks
7 Wednesday 4:15 - 6:45 2/26/20 Mandarine Lks
8 Wednesday 4:15 - 6:45 3/4/20 Mandarine Lks


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators Program

20 Master Plan Points

To be eligible for Master Plan Points you must attend all classes and complete the M-DCPS Online Evaluation.

Free for M-DCPS Educators  

By registering with Mindful Kids Miami below, you will secure a seat in the course.  Please also register on M-DCPS My Learning Plan to be eligible to receive Master Plan Points.  

 Link to Mindful Kids Miami Registration Site will also be posted on M-DCPS Weekly Reader

 Space is Limited, Register Early

 Register through the link below to secure your spot

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Are you in need of CE (Continuing Education) credits for this course?

CEs intended for:  Chemical Dependency Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Nurses, Educators, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists.  Credits to be paid at the end of the course.  Costs is $50. You must sign-in and out for each class to receive credits.

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