Frankie Engelking (Author), Rosie Waugh (Author)

Mindful School. Mindful Community.

Mindful School. Mindful Community.

Reduced stress and anxiety. Increased focus and self-regulation. Improved academic performance. These are just a few of the many benefits of mindfulness, a scientific and skill-based program proven to help students in school and in life. McLean School, located just outside Washington, DC, is a nationally recognized and longtime leader in mindfulness education and knows just how transformative it can be for students and schools as a whole. McLean’s mindfulness curriculum is rooted in research and years of experience, and includes a variety of activities and access points for all ages, from kindergarten through high school. Organized around the five tenets of mindfulness–breathing and body awareness, emotions, heartfulness and gratitude, listening and communication, and engagement of the senses–this guide addresses not only the “what” and the “how,” but also the “why” of mindfulness. With the right balance of information and inspiration, this book is a valuable resource for schools and individuals new to mindfulness education, as well as those looking to enhance an existing program.

“There’s a lot to love about McLean’s unique approach to mindfulness education, in particular how to make it part of the day-to-day school culture as opposed to a stand-alone program. It’s part science, part common sense, and all about giving students valuable and lifelong tools for self-regulation and stress management.”

– Molly Love, MSW, LCSW, Lower & Middle School Parent

“McLean tells us upfront: mindfulness itself is not hard, but creating a successful program takes effort. Based on years of experience and refinement, McLean’s well-organized curriculum makes it easier with thoughtful, practical information that can be easily implemented at any grade level. I’ve been amazed by how quickly my students took to a mindfulness practice and what a natural fit it is with our whole educational approach.”

– Marie Marino, MS, Lower School Educator


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