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Mindful by Design

A Practical Guide for Cultivating Aware, Advancing, and Authentic Learning Experiences
First Edition
By: Caitlin Krause

As we navigate complex changes in our professional and personal lives, Mindful by Design is a resource that provides ways to infuse meaningful connection into remote learning, so that learners, teachers, and leaders can flourish.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506388656
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 224
  • Publication date: January 24, 2019

Price: $39.95



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!

As we navigate complex changes in our professional and personal lives, Mindful by Design is a resource that provides ways to infuse meaningful connection into remote learning, so that learners, teachers, and leaders can flourish. If you're experiencing "zoom burnout," or just looking for ways to connect more deeply and integrate SEL and mindfulness into the context of your teaching practices, this book is for you!

In a busy world full of challenges and distractions, mindfulness is about increasing a sense of presence and intention 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

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


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Caitlin Krause

Caitlin Krause is a globally-recognized learning expert, author, and keynote speaker. In her book Mindful by Design and through her organizational consulting, she helps individual leaders and teams leverage mindfulness, storytelling, and design principles to connect more deeply with their audiences.

As founder of the MindWise consultancy, co-founder of the Center of Wise Leadership, and a virtual reality specialist, Caitlin contributes to building products and experiences that promote humanity, innovation and emotional intelligence. She speaks extensively in Europe and North America, leading professional development and learning workshops. She holds a BA from Duke University and an MFA from Lesley University, and believes in embracing creative constraints, living a life filled with moments of wonder, and connecting with passion, purpose and presence.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Author

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 (Breathing Meditation)

Exercise 2: Kiss the Earth (Walking Meditation)

Exercise 3: On Listening and Being Heard: Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Exercise 4: Grateful Heart and Happiness

Exercise 5: Prime Values: Purpose and Presence

Exercise 6: Daring Greatly: Three 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 and Ice”

Exercise 2: Out of this World

Exercise 3: Story 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 Selfie

Exercise 9: The Danger of a Single Story

Exercise 10: Mindful Journaling: Nature Journals and Moments of Wonder

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: Empathetic Partner Exercises That Help to Hone Focus, Leadership, and Listening Skills in the Age of AI

Exercise 16: The Four P’s: Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

Part III

Chapter 5: The Future of Mindfulness





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