Evidence Based Guidelines
Everything we do here at Smiling Mind is backed by evidence, which is why we’ve just released our Evidence Based Guidelines For Mindfulness in Schools. This document aims to provide school leaders, teachers and other stakeholders who wish to implement mindfulness programs into their school learning environment with a clear and concise review of the evidence and existing best practice within education.
We’re serious about the success of our mindfulness program in Australian schools, so we put our approach to the test.
In 2016, independent researchers evaluated the Smiling Mind program. This was one of the largest research programs worldwide evaluating a technology-assisted mindfulness meditation program in schools.
The results indicated that our program can assist with students' sleep, wellbeing, managing emotions, concentration and classroom school behaviour.
Parent Resource Guide
Learning mindfulness does not start or end in the classroom, parents and family members also play a key role.
Our approach is to involve the entire community when it comes to teaching mindfulness and that's why we encourage parents and family members to get involved in their child's mindfulness journey and find ways to help bring mindfulness into the home.
This resource is a guide for parents that provides an introduction to mindfulness and an overview of the science and evidence-based research. It offers advice on how to support a child's learning at home and even how parents can get started with their own practise!
Resources For Secondary School
Educator Manual for Secondary - Year Level 7 - 9
This is a resource for Educators to download that guides them through how to use the Smiling Mind app and lesson plans in their classroom. Suitable for students 13 - 15 years old.
Educator Manual for Secondary - Year Level 10 - 12
This is a resource for Educators to download that guides them through how to use the Smiling Mind app and lesson plans in their classroom. Suitable for students 16 - 18 years old.
Drawing emotions in your body
This is a sheet of paper with a human outline that you can print out and use for student's to draw where they feel their emotions.
School Implementation Guide for the Victorian Curriculum
A comprehensive guide to support Victorian school leaders in the implementation of mindfulness into the school teaching and learning program.
This document is designed to help educators map mindfulness to the Victorian Curriculum.
It provides a practical framework to support educators to bring mindfulness into their classrooms and across their school and to develop a strategy around school-wide mindfulness approaches.