If you are interested in diving full force into the mindfulness movement, then this is the one book to get. It provides researched based evidence on how mindfulness can promote a peaceful and productive classroom. The content is not watered down-it is the perfect balance of science and practical information for teachers.
The teacher practicing being mindful is an important component to getting a mindful classroom started. This online professional development is offered by www.mindfulschools.org and is a robust six week course that teachers can take individually or together. It does cost money but scholarships are offered and most school districts do offer reimbursement!
Breathing and understanding emotion is a key part to mindfulness. This post has six videos for young children that encourage mindfulness and breathing. Sid the Science Kid, Sesame Street, and Daniel Tiger are all here!
This teacher's guide comes from the PBS film "The Buddha". It can be used in conjunction with all or parts of the film, or without the film entirely. The guide has a great poem for students in K-2 called "The Quiet Place".