As schools and students face unprecedented challenges, bringing the benefits of mindfulness and social-emotional learning to schools is more important than ever. Our Kindergarten-8th grade programs are grounded in evidence-based research to provide engaging and accessible ways for the youngest child to learn. We plan every detail, from curriculum to logistics, to make it easy and simple for school leaders to bring compassion education to their students.
Learning through Mindful Service projects
Combining mindfulness with volunteerism is powerful— but the logistics can be overwhelming and prohibitive for schools to take on. We have extensive experience in handling all the details of organizing meaningful, impactful, age-appropriate service projects, making it possible to bring this educational model to classrooms.
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Facilitated Mindfulness & Social-Emotional Learning for the classroom
Our flagship program brings the fundamentals of mindfulness, emotion awareness and regulation, and positive mindset to the classroom over the course of a semester or year. Blending in-person expert instruction with visual aids and digital tools, we create sustained habits and lasting change.
Learn more about MYSELF™ Classroom Program
We recognize the enormous stress placed on educators, while knowing that in order to have mindful littles we must have mindful bigs. We integrate mindfulness training into existing school schedules—staff meetings, professional development workshops, and the like—so that teachers can benefit without causing extra stress or effort.
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By partnering with school districts, we’re spreading the positive impact of mindfulness.
In 2017, we launched OrindaCARES, a community partnership program between Mindful Littles, Orinda Union School District(OUSD), Miramonte High School and The City of Orinda to inspire all Orinda students to become compassionate, engaged global citizens through meaningful service learning opportunities. Our ongoing OrindaCARES program galvanizes the entire community to collectively work together to help critical causes, both locally and around the world.
Paradise Unified School District
Our Peace Kits for Paradise through OrindaCares was so impactful that the Paradise School District hired Mindful Littles to bring deep healing to the school community in the aftermath of the November 2018 Camp Fire. Our Healing Initiative was funded by the North Valley Community Foundation and is currently bringing our MYSELF™ to every TK through 6th grade classroom in the district.
We’re leading the compassion movement in education.
Greater Good in Education
Mindful Littles is honored to announce our partnership with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center through the newly launched Greater Good In Education (GGIE) website. We are featured on the GGIE website as a resource for mindful practices for educators to use with their students. Check out our Barefoot Walk and Loving-Kindness Buddy Wishes currently featured, with more soon to come.
Transformative Education Leadership (TEL)
Our founder, Tanuka Gordon, is part of the 2020 TEL cohort, collaborating with national education leaders on diversity, equity, mindfulness, and SEL.
National conferences on education
Tanuka has spoken at national education conferences including UCSD Bridging Hearts & Minds of Youth, National Superintendents Conference, and California School Boards Association Conference.
We’d love to work with your school or district.
Please get in touch so we can discuss your specific needs.