At the K-12 McLean School in Potomac, MD outside Washington, DC, mindful qualities define almost every aspect of the school experience, for students, faculty, staff and parents. Mindfulness is a cornerstone of the transformative environment evolving at McLean School.
Gratitude, Heartfulness, Empathy, and Positive Thinking are all mindfulness lessons taught in McLean’s classrooms. The continuation and reinforcement of these activities at home provide practice time and skill development for both students and parents.
During our June 2018 inaugural WholeHealthED 2018 Symposium, McLean’s director of Wellness Programs, Frankie Engelking described the carefully evolved process the school undertook to bring mindfulness to its community, which has led to national recognition.
The program caught the attention of The Atlantic, which routinely covers innovations in education and health, and wrote about the program here.
She presented the infographic below, which is available here as a PDF.