Imagine: A calmer classroom with the ring of a chime.
Trust us, a calmer classroom is possible! We have helped others create calm, mindful classrooms and we want to help you, too!
Mindfulness practices are an amazing tool to add to your tool box, for you and your students.
When you teach your students mindfulness, you are skills that will benefit them for life. Your classroom can become quieter, friendlier and more connected. Students perform better on tests, engage longer in lessons and complete more assignments. Does this sound like something you want in your classroom but you’re not sure how to get there? Let us help!
With all the books and cards online, why train before teaching mindfulness?
Some mindfulness practices can actually have the opposite effect on your students. You may accidentally cause students to feel more stressed. Even worse, you could trigger trauma in students. You’re reading this page because you care about your students. We created this program for the very same reason! Our virtual program will teach you how to lead trauma-sensitive mindfulness in your classroom. You’ll learn the history of mindfulness, the effects of trauma, and how to create a trauma sensitive, mindful classroom for your students.
Don’t have a mindfulness practice of your own? Don't worry. We are going to train you in that, too. We know from experience that mindfulness educators have to practice mindfulness themselves. We will give you all the tools you need to start your own practice. We also focus on self-care during our modules, to help protect our teachers from burnout.
Worried this program will give you a ton of information but you wouldn’t know how to use it? We’ve got you covered. You will graduate our program with more than just a 35 hour certification as a Mindful Educator. You will understand how to share safe and supportive mindfulness with your students. You will have countless resources to teach mindfulness and yoga in your classroom. You will have more than just this training, you'll be part of a community. When you enroll in this training, you become a part of our exclusive Polliwog Mindful Educators community. In our forum, you will find friendship and support from other educators as you begin to use mindfulness. Our lead trainer, Courtney Hart, is constantly sharing new resources and answering questions on the forum, too!
Have questions? Email us directly to learn more about the program and schedule a time to talk with our lead trainer. She will call you at a convenient time for you to answer any questions you have. As you talk, Courtney will guide you in the right direction, whether it is our training or another resource for you.
Upon completion of the six week virtual Mindful Educator Certification, you will have an understanding of:
Benefits of yoga for youth and educators
Starting your own mindfulness practice
Types of trauma and how they affect the bodies and brains of your students
Skills of a trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness education professional
Introducing mindfulness and yoga to administrators, students and parents
School appropriate games, activities, breathing techniques and postures to teach yoga and mindfulness
Desk and chair yoga postures and sequences
Basic yoga philosophy and how to incorporate into virtues of the classroom
How to use Mindful Moments & Mindfulness Routines in the classroom
The six week online program is hosted by Podia. When you are ready to begin, follow the link and sign up for the program.
How does certification work? You will receive Module One’s content on the first day of the course. The following five Sundays, you will receive the next modules. Each week you will learn, connect and practice. At the end of Week Six, you complete a short assessment and receive your certification. During your course, you have the option to attend a live webinar with the lead trainer of the program, Courtney Hart, or to watch a recorded stream if you cannot attend.
The next course begins May 5. Sign up now! Use the code REFRESH for 25% off!
Tuition for your Mindful Educator Certification includes many benefits:
Virtual instruction from lead trainers with specialized knowledge and experience
A 90+ page teacher training manual specifically for educators with postures, activities, mindfulness scripts and more
Recorded audio and scripts to use with your classroom
Printable resources to use in your classroom and with students
Access to growing online Polliwog Mindful Educators community forum
Optional listing on Polliwog Kids Yoga Certified Teachers Page after completion
Tuition for the entire six week online program and lifetime access to the course and all of the resources is available for only $249!
*We offer discounts for group sign ups and whole team/school use. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about these.