Mindfulness & Professional Development

Several of our teachers are working with Jenny Mills, M.Ed. this week to learn how to weave mindfulness practices into the classroom. The founder of Roots & Wings, Jenny seeks to make mindfulness accessible to teachers, youth, and families.  

The following sessions are being offered: 

  • Mindfulness-Based Strategies to Promote Attention and Self-Regulation
  • Managing Difficult Behaviors With Mindful Awareness
  • Navigating Anxiety, Perfectionism, and Intrusive Thoughts
  • Embodied Teaching: Modeling Mindfulness Within and Beyond the Classroom

Jenny received a master's degree in Special Education and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Rutgers University. She has practiced meditation since 2005; she has received extensive training in mindfulness and currently partners with Drs. Elizabeth Mackenzie and Suzanne Fegley of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania to study the effects of the Roots & Wings Everyday Mindfulness for Schools teacher training. She also co-teaches with the Penn Program for Mindfulness and the Penn Literacy Network.