by Eddie Rayner

The Mindful Teacher’s Toolkit provides step-by-step instructions for developing mindful practices, as well as suggestions for how to incorporate them into the classroom. The book provides comprehensive guidance on how to engage with various age groups, ranging from 4 to 18, and examines whole-school approaches through individual subject areas and implementation strategies.

All of the exercises are adaptable by language, tone, and subject so that teachers may apply and personalize them in their classrooms. They are designed so that you can dip into each chapter. Expert advice, teaching techniques, reflections, exercises, and real-life examples combine to give you everything you need to create your own mindful classroom and contribute to enhancing school community welfare.

The authors know their stuff, too. Kevin Hawkins is a speaker, consultant, and teacher trainer. For over 40 years, he has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including teacher, school principal, and social worker in the UK, Europe, and Africa. He has taught students of all ages in both public and private schools, with a focus on the holistic development of the full child through combining academic, social, and emotional elements of learning.

Expert advice, teaching techniques, reflections, exercises, and real-life examples co

Co-author, Amy Burke, is an educational consultant who worked as a high school teacher and guidance counselor in Canada and the Netherlands for 15 years. She graduated from Naropa University with a Master’s Degree in contemplative education and co-founded MindWell in 2012. Amy, a CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) facilitator, conducts seminars and retreats for educators, students, and parents all over the world, with a focus on self-care and stress management.

The Mindful Teacher’s Toolkit fills a yawning gap in the world’s most important mission – teaching. And in doing so, it highlights the fact that mindfulness-based well-being, fostered consciously and pursued intentionally, can help students discover additional meaning in their learning.

For mindful educators, the Mindful Teacher’s Toolkit is a must-have resource, packed with hard-won insights and practical lesson plans that aim to expand students’ skills in areas such as self-awareness, self-management, and relationships. Highly recommended.