You are here

Mindful by Design
Share

Mindful by Design
A Practical Guide for Cultivating Aware, Advancing, and Authentic Learning Experiences

First Edition


January 2019 | 224 pages | Corwin

Mindful by Design is a guide to well-being, a practical resource, and a creative call-to-action, as Caitlin Krause helps readers to bridge the gap between prioritizing true connection and achieving it.”

– Leah Weiss, author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business

"Krause shares valuable strategies that will help any educator, coach, manager, or learning professional bring out the best in those they serve.”

—Dorie Clark, adjunct professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author, Entrepreneurial You and Stand Out

"Mindful by Design is a valuable and inspiring guide, offering generous insights and practical advice for those seeking to center, strengthen, and clarify their efforts both in and outside of the classroom."

—Dinty Moore, author, The Mindful Writer

Take mindfulness beyond the buzzword and spark powerful learning environments!

In a busy world full of distractions, mindfulness is about being present in everything we do. This must-have resource explores how mindfulness can improve teaching and learning, promoting the development of future-forward skills including creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, and communication. Readers will learn how to cultivate a personal mindfulness practice that reflects their individuality, and how to create a community of care and respect through mindfulness, inviting learners to seek more authentic interactions with the curriculum, with themselves, and with each other.

Mindful by Design provides 24 detailed exercises, including step-by-step mindfulness lessons embedded into specific curriculum areas, ready to implement immediately. Filled with practical, accessible explanations and applications that are adaptive and engaging, this book demystifies mindfulness and empowers each individual to embrace a personal mindfulness practice and inspire powerful learning environments.

Caitlin Krause on Mindful by Design

 

 
Introduction: Making a Difference
 
Part I
 
Chapter 1: Mindfulness: Beyond the Buzzword
 
Chapter 2: Creating a Mindful Learning Environment
 
Part II
 
Chapter 3: Mindfulness for Teachers
Exercise 1: Just Three Breaths  
Exercise 2: Walking Meditation: Kiss the Earth  
Exercise 3: On Listening and Being Heard: Stress and Anxiety Reducer  
Exercise 4: Grateful Heart and Happiness  
Exercise 5: Prime Values: Purpose and Presence  
Exercise 6: Daring Greatly: 3 Exercises for Freedom  
Exercise 7: Building Solidarity  
Exercise 8: Les Petits Plaisirs: Simple Pleasures for Sustenance  
 
Chapter 4: Mindfulness in the Classroom and Community
Exercise 1: Great Debates: Fire & Ice  
Exercise 2: Out of this World  
Exercise 3: Etymology of My Name  
Exercise 4: Levity Moments  
Exercise 5: Gratitude and Mindful Mentors  
Exercise 6: Storytelling, Empathy, and Kindness  
Exercise 7: Digital Mindful Citizen  
Exercise 8: Dignified Seflie  
Exercise 9: The Danger of a Single Story  
Exercise 10: Mindful Nature Journaling  
Exercise 11: Nature as Teacher: Bold Biomimicry and Design Thinking Applied  
Exercise 12: Architecture and Virtual Worlds: Designing Mindful Community Spaces  
Exercise 13: What Makes a Mindful Leader?  
Exercise 14: Sustainability and Poetry Perspectives: Meditations on "Good"  
Exercise 15: Mirror, Mirror  
Exercise 16: The 4 P's: Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play  
 
Part III
The Future of Mindfulness  

"In Mindful By Design, Caitlin Krause shares her passion for mindfulness and how it can be applied in our lives and in our classrooms. Through a wealth of examples, Caitlin brings mindfulness to life and helps her readers become more ‘aware, advancing and authentic.’  A needed resource for us all.” 

Jennifer Abrams, Speaker, Consultant, and Author, Having Hard Conversations

“Mindful by Design is grounded in an ethic of care. To see what I mean, and if you just picked up this book wondering if it’s for you, flip through a few pages and read the many quotes of student’s voices. Caitlin has written a book that speaks to the heart of what teachers do in classrooms: create a safe culture of care where we all learn to listen to each other to understand.”

Darren Kuropatwa, Professional Learning Consultant

“Caitlin brings her heart, experiences with students, and her authentic voice to us in her book, Mindful by Design!  She not only offers us an inside view to a mindful classroom, she shares strategies that support our well-being as teachers and humans. This book is a must have resource for all educators!”

Carol Pelletier Radford, Author, Mentoring in Action and The First Years Matter

"In a world that seems more turbulent, more distraction-filled by the day, students and teachers need the restorative power of breathing and mindfulness as never before. Caitlin Krause's Mindful by Design is a valuable and inspiring guide, offering generous insights and practical advice for those seeking to center, strengthen, and clarify their efforts both in and outside of the classroom."

Dinty W. Moore, Author, The Mindful Writer

"Mindfulness is key to effective learning, whether it's a classroom of students or a workplace full of adult learners. Caitlin Krause shares valuable strategies that will help any educator, coach, manager, or learning professional bring out the best in those they serve."

Dorie Clark, Adjunct Professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business; author of Entrepreneurial You and Stand Out

"Part meditation, impassioned credo and exhortation, and part practical guide addressed to educators at all levels, Krause’s book is urgent and provocative: not only in calling for us to create curricula and classrooms that meet the needs of the Gen Z world and beyond, but in encouraging our personal creativity, in offering sample exercises and resources, and in inviting ongoing collaboration through a companion website.  Entering the Krause classroom as fellow teachers, we’re engaged as fellow learners and inspired to ‘wonder.’"

DeWitt Henry, author of Sweet Marjoram: Notes and Essays; Founding Editor of Ploughshares

"What might make a student more thoughtful about their own thinking, more engaged with the world, and more appreciative of the opportunities to learn from peers? This book offers clear tools and activities to foster mindfulness in the classroom so  that students can think for themselves, learn from each other, and teachers can learn from all their students."

Luz Santana and Dan Rothstein, co-authors, Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Mindfulness is beyond optional, it's imperative in today's society, be it the culture of business, learning, or personal life. By illuminating ways to apply the "intentional use of attention" to our active daily lives, Mindful by Design is a guide to well-being, a practical resource, and a creative call-to-action, as Caitlin Krause helps readers to bridge the gap between prioritizing true connection and achieving it.”

Leah Weiss, author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Key features
Teachers will learn:
  • How mindfulness can benefit them and their classrooms, creating a community of care and respect
  • How mindfulness helps students develop 21st century skills
  • 24 ready-to-go lessons to implement right away

Preview this book

For instructors

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9781506388656
$34.95  $27.95*