Introduction to Mindfulness for Teachers and Administrators (A Krame Center-TMI Education-Collaborative; FREE!)

Introduction to Mindfulness for Teachers and Administrators

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The Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College


Mindfulness is a purposeful way of focusing attention in the present moment. It promotes a presence in the here and now that is often lost in today’s fast paced society. Research indicates that mindfulness practices decrease anxiety and stress while enhancing the ability to concentrate and pay attention. The physical and psychological benefits have been well documented.

This workshop is designed for K-12 teachers, administrators and instructional aides/support staff who are interested in learning more about developing a personal mindfulness practice. 

The book Happy Teachers Change the World will be available for sale for $15. 

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Meet your instructors...


Carol Bonilla Bowman, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education at Ramapo College of New Jersey, holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her specialties include elementary education, portfolio assessment, bilingual education, and mindful education. She is the Associate Director of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living and Director of Yoga Programs at Ramapo. She was trained at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to teach Mind Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Her training to teach .b mindfulness curriculum to middle and high school students was completed in July 2015. A yoga practitioner most of her life and a yoga teacher for the last 10 years, her practice has expanded to include a variety of contemplative practices of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

Joseph Kiely (Ramapo ’10) is an English teacher and theater director at Northern Highlands Regional High School, where he has been a member of the Wellness PLC for several years. He also developed and currently facilitates a”Mindful Teacher, Mindful Students, Mindful Classroom” PD workshop there. Since 2014, Joe has collaborated with the Krame Center, where he was a member of the mindful teacher fellowship, and has co-presented at the Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators and Administrators workshop for several years.

Date/Time: Thursday, January 17, 2019; 4pm-6pm

Audience: All K-12 teachers, administrators and instructional aides/support staff

Location: Ramapo College of NJ; Building - Anisfield School of Business (ASB); Room 420

Instructor(s): Dr. Carol Bowman, RCNJ Associate Professor of Education; Joseph Kiely, Northern Highlands High School

Registration Fee: FREE 

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at info@tmieducation or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 16:00 to 18:00
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Event Location: 
Ramapo College of NJ - Mahwah, NJ
Event Category: 
K-12 General