14-week Mindfulness-Based Schools Training  (MBST)


Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM EST

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“This class has made me feel wonderful. I have a new appreciation for myself and really have learned to put myself first and to be aware of how things make me feel. I feel prepared to bring this to my students and to cultivate a mindful classroom. I feel that my taking this class will be extremely beneficial to my students and to me.”

Christina Lundblad, Kindergarten Teacher Pinecrest EL, MBST


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This is an online event. 


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.


Over the past decade, training in mindfulness – the intentional cultivation of moment-by-moment non-judgmental focused attention and awareness – has spread to education. 

Mindful Kids Miami’s Mindfulness-Based Schools Training (MBST) program was developed after extensive study, practice and experience. This two-phase, 14-week program offers training to teachers in both public and private schools, from pre-K through the 12th grade. Mindful Kids Miami approach emphasizes actually practicing mindfulness or being mindful rather than only studying.

First Phase: is a 6-week experiential course that teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into your daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice, which is the foundation of sharing mindfulness with others.  Starting with exploring the themes and elements of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction that support that foundation.   

Second Phase – Mindful Teachers Training Program (MTTP): is an 8-week fun and experiential training for educators training them to teach age-appropriate mindfulness practices, games, activities, and skills based on social-emotional learning.

The 4 modules below are meant to provide a set of tools to be woven skillfully by the Teacher at appropriate times to support themselves and their students.

  • 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 & Exercises 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, etc., 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.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Educators receive 41 Master Plan Points. You must attend ALL classes to receive MPPS. Please make sure you register on My Learning Plan

If you are with the Children’s Forum, please make sure to request your promo code from the Children's Forum, Early Learning Career Center to register


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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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