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The Mindful Teacher's Toolkit

The Mindful Teacher's Toolkit
Awareness-based Wellbeing in Schools

First Edition

September 2021 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Do you want to help your students develop their social and emotional skills?

Do you want to help build a whole school approach to mindfulness and wellbeing?


The Mindful Teacher’s Toolkit gives you clear directions to develop mindful practices and ideas for how to integrate these into your teaching. The book contains detailed guidance on how to work with different age groups, from 4-18 years, and looks at whole-school approaches through specific subject areas and implementation strategies.

Designed so that you can dip into each chapter, all of the activities are adaptable by language, tone and content so that you can apply and personalise them to your teaching. The combination of expert advice, teaching tips, reflections, activities and real-life examples provides you with everything you need to be able to develop your own mindful classroom and contribute to improving wellbeing in your school community.

Introduction: Awareness-Based Wellbeing in Schools
Section I: Teaching Mindful Awareness
Chapter 1: Mindful Awareness in the Early Years Classroom (3-6 year olds)
Chapter 2: Mindful Awareness in the Primary Years Classroom (7-10 year olds)
Chapter 3: Mindful Awareness in the Middle Years Classroom(11-13 year olds)
Chapter 4: Mindful Awareness in the Secondary Years Classroom (14-18 year olds)
Chapter 5: Top Teaching Tips
Section II: Embedding Mindful Awareness
Chapter 6: Mindful Awareness in Sports and Performance
Chapter 7: Mindful Awareness across the School
Chapter 8: Developing a Coherent Approach: Implementation Q&As
Conclusion: Aligning Awareness-based Wellbeing with Societal and Environmental Change

Kevin Hawkins

Kevin Hawkins is an independent speaker, consultant and teacher trainer. He has worked with children and adolescents in various contexts for over 40 years as a teacher, school head and social worker, in the UK, Europe and Africa. He has taught across the age ranges in state schools and in international schools, with a focus on developing the whole child through balancing academic, social and emotional aspects of learning. Kevin started teaching mindful awareness to students, teachers and parents in 2008, and in 2012 he co-founded MindWell ( which supports educational communities in developing awareness-based... More About Author

Amy Burke

Amy Burke is an educational consultant who spent 15 years as a high school teacher and guidance counsellor in Canada and The Netherlands. She holds a Master's Degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University and in 2012 co-founded MindWell. Amy is a facilitator for the CARE program (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education), a teacher trainer for the Mindfulness in Schools Project and she is also a Mentor for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme UK). Amy works internationally providing workshops and retreats for educators, students and parents with a focus on self-care and stress management. More About Author

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