Practicing mindfulness, self-care, and reflection Engaging with your whole self


Mena Hill

Instructional Learning Coach, USD 497

Twitter: @MenaHillEdu

Website: menahill.weebly.com

Q: What are you currently doing in your classroom or school to provide social-emotional support for your students and staff?

Why engage in mindfulness, self-care, and reflective practices?

  • Social-Emotional Growth & the Kansans Can Vision for Education
  • Classroom culture and family
  • Fosters resiliency
  • Safe space to be uncomfortable and grow
  • Fabric of humanity

Social-Emotional Growth & the Kansans Can Vision for Education

Resilient Learners

Learning Experiences

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” ~ Mr. Rogers

Reflective Questions:

"Reflective practice is ‘learning through and from experience towards gaining new insights of self and practice’"~ Linda Finlay, 2008

Reflect upon a significant learning experience where you learned something that stuck with you and made an impact on who you are and how you view the world.

How does that experience motivate you in your current position?

Create a Visual Representation of Your Story

When engaging with our creative side of our brain while creating a visual representation of an experience, it can either motivate us or provide a space to let go. The goal is to move forward with reflective practices.

"When we build relationships, we foster innovation in our classrooms, which can change the world for the better." ~ @MenaHillEdu


How might you increase opportunities for mindfulness, self-care, and reflection in your classroom or school?

What are your next steps?

Resources and Whatnot...

Mindfulness Resources

What is mindfulness?

According to dictionary.com, mindfulness is:

1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.

2. a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Great Apps...

Insight Timer

More Tools...


Self-Care Resources

"Self-care is an attitude that says, I am responsible for myself." ~ Melody Beattie

Self-care reduces stress, prevents burnout, and helps us to refocus on what is important.

Both sites below offer inspirational graphics, journals, and other self-care tips!


Mena Hill

Instructional Learning Coach, USD 497

Twitter: @MenaHillEdu

Website: menahill.weebly.com

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