Resources for Schools and Teachers

The Teaching Well strives to continually gather and offer the most helpful and supportive information, research, and practices through books, articles, grant sites, and more. You can always check out our Facebook page to see all our featured content, and below some "best of" lists for yourself and your peers. 

 

 

Funding for Classrooms & Schools: 

responsiveclassroom.org/on-site-services/funding-ideas/

Books: 

Happy Teachers Change the World:  A Guide For Cultivating Mindfulness In Education By Thich Nhat Hanh (TNH) and Katherine Weare.  

Peace Is Every Step By Thich Nhat Hanh.

Inward By Yung Pueblo

Presence Process By Michael Brown

Courage to Teach By Parker Palmer

Mindfulness for Teachers By Tish Jennings

First Aid for Teacher Burnout: How You Can Find Peace By Jenny Grant Rankin, PhD

Teach, Breathe, Learn By Meena Srinivasan.  

Growing Up Mindful By Christopher Willard, PSYD.

Growing Mindful Cards By Christopher Willard, PSYD.

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3 (CDs) By Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness For Beginners By Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are By Jon Kabat-Zinn

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face  

Stress, Pain and Illness By Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Real World Mindfulness For Beginners: Navigate daily life one practice at a time By Brenda Salgado

Loving Kindness-The Revolutionary Art of Happiness By Sharon Salzburg

Taking Time To Just Be By A Helen Exley Giftbook.

The Mindful Brain By Dan Siegel.

Focus:  The Hidden Drive of Excellence By Dan Goleman.

The Force of Kindness:  Change Your Life with Love & Compassion By Sharon Salzberg (book and CD).

Mindful Games By Susan Kaiser Greenland.

Mindfulness in Eight Weeks:  The Revolutionary 8 week plan to clear your mind and calm your life By Michael Chaskalson.

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness By D. Schoeberlein.

Success, Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students By Jenny Grant Rankin, PhD

How to Make Data Work: A Guide for Educational Leaders By Jenny Grant Rankin, PhD

Websites: 

GoNoodle

NEA’s School Me

TEDx talk by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

On Being

CTZNWELL

TES

Mindful.org 

Proportional Plate

Yoga for Teachers video

Teacher Vision

The Mind Trust

Sounds True

Articles: 

Mindfulness: How Helping Myself Allowed Me to Help my Students 

6 Times a Day You Can Build In Mindfulness Meditation

Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care

For Admins: 4 Ways to Support Staff Health & Wellness

The New York Times article on how mindfulness for teachers matters, and a list of practical strategies compiled by Alison Cohen

Elementary school Social Studies teacher Eileen Delia on how to avoid early-educator burnout.

Establishing healthy classroom routine and culture

Increase circulation and wellness with A Step-By-Step Guide To Dry Skin Brushing 

10 Smart Ways To Make Self-Care A Part Of Every Meal

4 Big Benefits and 3 Easy Ways to be More Mindful.

Reduce stress and grow resilience with 6 Ways to Better Understand—and Care For—Yourself

A viral guide to Mindfulness for Children from NYT. 

Mindful.org's online magazine, The Future of Education: Mindful Classrooms—reporting on everything from mediation for students to a special profile of 5 mindful educators across North America. You can download the pdf here

We love this Guerilla Bathroom Campaign created by Bree Rombi from Fremont High School. "Place in the staff bathroom Take what you need Replace when all has been taken!" Download the pdf poster for your school bathrooms here

The Importance of the Staff Room at School

Mindful Eating When the Stress Hits!

Establishing and Keeping that Workout Routine

'Too often teachers end up in a vicious circle of guilt, doubts and frustration' BY Maria O'Neill

5 Ways Teachers Can Challenge Inequality in the Classroom

How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force

Teachers are Peacemakers with a capital P

Article on how the quality of positive relationships between teachers strengthen wellness and school culture overall

Top 15 slides of advice and support from Veteran Teachers 

Mindfulness Is for Everyone—And Can Happen Anywhere

How mindfulness can help the shift towards a more sustainable society

How Teachers' Stress Affects Students  

Why Are Teachers Quitting? Ways to Deal with Recruitment & Retention.

Apps: 

Stop, Breathe and Think

Sounds True 

Aura

Mindful.org