Bundle 1: Starter Program + Trauma-Informed Practice
This bundle is for teachers new to the Smiling Mind program, who are additionally interested in exploring trauma-informed practice in education.
First, begin your Smiling Mind journey with our Starter Program, designed for individual Australian primary educators by our psychologists and mindfulness experts as an introduction to mindfulness-based social and emotional learning (M-SEL) in the classroom. The program is aligned to the Personal and Social Capability in the Australian Curriculum, and equips educators with evidence and trauma-informed strategies, resources and scaffolded lessons that can be implemented straight away. The program is available online, anytime, anywhere and all within Smiling Mind’s Learning Hub platform.
Then, further explore and strengthen your understanding of trauma-informed practice with the Trauma-Informed Practice in Education course. This 10 hour, online self-paced course provides theoretical grounding and practical strategies to support a trauma-informed learning environment. It covers proactive exercises for the whole class as well as strategies to respond well when a child may be triggered—in other words, experiencing a stress response. This course also provides evidence-based strategies for educator self-care. Each module includes meditation, self-check questions and reflective practice.
Included in this bundle is 12 months access to:
- Our online, self-paced Primary Mindfulness Foundations professional development course for primary educators
- Our online, self-paced Trauma-Informed Practice in education professional development course for primary educators
- Our Primary Classroom Program for Years 1 - 6, including access to all resources, lesson plans, meditations and both take-home and classroom activities.
- A wealth of classroom, student, educator and parent resources available to download any time