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SECTION I: Applying Mindful Awareness

Chapter 1: Mindful Awareness in the Early Years Classroom 

Books to read aloud:

 Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing by Daniel Rechtschaffen and Chris Willard

Breathing Makes it Better: A book for sad days, mad days, glad days and all the feelings in between. by W. O’Leary and C. Willard

I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde, Illustrated by Peter Reynolds

I Am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde, Illustrated by Peter Reynolds

You Are a Lion! by Tae-Eun Yoo

Puppy Mind by Andrew Jordan Nance, Illustrated by Jim Durk

What Does It Mean to Be Present? By Rana DiOrio, Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

Visiting Feelings by Lauren Rubenstein, Illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger

Sitting Still Like A Frog by Eline Snel

A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles by Thich Nhat Hanh

Unbudgeable Curmudgeon by Matthew Burgess, Illustrated by Fiona Woodcock

Millie Fierce by Jane Manning

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

The Grouch Ladybug by Eric Carle

When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang

Llama Llama, Mad At Mama by Anna Dewdney

Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud, Illustrated by David Messing

Chapter 3: Mindful Awareness in the Middle Years Classroom 

Movement: Tapping into the Body p. 62

These videos and practices are simple guides to

help you,

as a teacher, prepare yourself before guiding your  students.

Have a go!

Movement: Shake it Off, p. 67

Feet, Seat, Hands Practice, p. 62

Feet Seat Hands Audio

Losing Attention - The Balloon, p. 68

Movement: Loosen Up, p. 72

Short Feeback Survey for your students, p. 76

As a starting point, see this example from The Kindness Institute, New Zealand (


High School Post Program survey (pdf available here:

  • I would like to do this program again

  • I have found this project beneficial 

  • This program has helped me feel less stressed 

  • This program has helped me understand how to manage challenges

  • This program has helped me feel more calm/relaxed 

  • This program has helped me feel more focused 

  • This program has helped me understand how to communicate mindfully 

  • This program has helped me develop kindness 

  • This program has helped me feel more positive


It is important to also make space for students to give honest and constructive criticism.


Other teachers were also asked to respond to statements such as:

  • The students have benefited

  • I've seen positive changes in the students

  • I would like more students to do this


There is other helpful information on post program surveys in the above pdf.

Chapter 5: Mindful Awareness in the Secondary Years Classroom 

Soften and Support Practice, p. 97

Soften and Support Practice

SECTION II: Embedding Mindful Awareness
Chapter 7: Mindful Awareness Across the School

IB Learner Profile Through an SEL Lens, p. 169

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Chapter 8: Developing a Coherent Approach 
 MindWell Pathways, p. 177 
 Coming Soon!

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