Mindful Teaching: Nurturing Resilient Educators for Balanced Classrooms

5-Day Course
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Course Overview

Welcome to “Mindful Educator,” a transformative 5-day training program designed to empower educators with the principles and practices of mindfulness. In this comprehensive course, participants will embark on a journey of self-discovery and learn practical techniques to integrate mindfulness into their professional and personal lives. The course is thoughtfully structured to provide a balance of theory, experiential learning, and collaborative discussions.

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Course Objectives
  • Understand the principles and significance of mindfulness.
  • Explore the benefits of mindfulness in education.
  • Initiate a personal mindfulness practice.
  • Learn and practice fundamental mindfulness techniques.
  • Integrate mindfulness practices into daily routines.
  • Translate mindfulness principles into classroom strategies.
  • Create a mindful and supportive learning environment.
  • Learn and practice fundamental mindfulness techniques.
  • Develop skills for emotional regulation through mindfulness.
  • Promote resilience and a healthier work-life balance.


Day 1

  • Welcome  and Icebreaker.
  • Introduction to the training program.
  • Icebreaker activities to build a sense of community.
  • Understanding Mindfulness
  • Definition and principles of mindfulness.
  • The relevance of mindfulness in education.
  • Benefits of Mindfulness in Education
  • Explore how mindfulness enhances well-being and learning.
  • Review relevant research and case studies.
  • Mindfulness Practices for Beginners
  • Guided mindfulness meditation for participants.
  • Q&A and discussion on initial experiences.

Day 2

  • Mindful Breathing and Body Scan
  • Learn and practice mindful breathing exercises.
  • Introduction to body scan meditation.
  • Cultivating Present Moment Awareness
  • Mindfulness of thoughts and sensations.
  • Group discussions on integrating mindfulness into daily routines.
  • Mindfulness in Motion
  • Explore mindful movement and walking meditation.
  • Discuss incorporating movement into educational settings.

Day 3

  • Mindfulness-Based Classroom Strategies
  • Techniques for introducing mindfulness to students.
  • Creating a mindful classroom environment.
  • Mindful Teaching Practices
  • Incorporate mindfulness into lesson planning and delivery.
  • Case studies and group discussions.
  • Building Mindful Communities
  • Strategies for fostering a mindful school community.
  • Collaborative activities to promote mindfulness among staff and students.

Day 4

  • Stress Awareness and Management
  • Understanding stress in the education context.
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques.
  • Mindfulness for Emotional Regulation
  • Mindfulness practices for recognizing and regulating emotions.
  • Group activities on emotional well-being.
  • Mindfulness for Resilience
  • Building resilience through mindfulness.
  • Personalized resilience plans.

Day 5

  • Integrating Mindfulness into Professional Life
  • Strategies for personal mindfulness integration.
  • Goal-setting for continued practice.
  • Creating Mindful Educational Environments
  • Developing action plans for introducing mindfulness at school.
  • Sharing success stories and challenges.
  • Closing Ceremony and Certificates.
  • Course evaluation and feedback.
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All expenses can be covered through a Knowledge Acquisition (KA) subsidy within the Erasmus+ initiative. This is a 5-day training course in which Mobility Friends imposes a fee of 450 euros per attendee, in courses located in the cities of the continent. For the Madeira and Azores, the price will be 480 euros. The price includes the training course, a coffee break, and a cultural visit to the city where the course is held.

Important Info


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attend minimum of 80% of the course.


The time of classes, whether in the morning or afternoon is determined by the provider. The schedule may vary considerably based on participants’ preferences and the trainer’s discretion regarding any modifications.

Cultural activities

The participants will have the opportunity to visit the most emblematic cities of Portugal (Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Aveiro, Viana do Castelo, and others). The cultural activity program may differ according to the participant’s choice. One cultural visit to the city, where the course is located, is included in the price.


For certain courses, it may be necessary for you to bring your own laptop. Our team will inform you in case of need.

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