Work in Schools
Meghan has been practicing meditation and yoga for the past 20 years and is certified with Mindful Schools as a mindfulness educator. She has written mindfulness and social emotional learning curriculum with meena srinivasan (educational leader and author) and implemented mindfulness in unique ways in classrooms, weaving in expeditionary learning practices into each lesson. Meghan dutton, M.AT., is a Massachusetts licensed educator, and has provided professional development with schools and retreats for educators. Her career has also lead her to mentor with iBme (Inward Bound Mindfulness Education) during their teen & Harvard retreats in California and Massachusetts.
Classes for Students
Meghan offers secular-based mindfulness lessons in classrooms and after-school programs for Kindergarten through 12th graders, using the Mindful Schools curriculum. She weaves in crafts, creativity, and play into each lesson and modifies curriculum based on students' backgrounds and needs.
Topics covered include: mindful eating, mindful walking, mindful movement, mindful breathing, mindful listening, mindfulness of emotions, mindful eating, brain science, mindful consumption/ sustainability, and heartfulness/ self-compassion. Yoga and gentle stretching are also woven into each lesson.
Mindfulness in Education:
Professional Development for School Districts
Meghan offers one-day, two-day, or weekly professional development trainings and support groups for teachers and school staff in the area of mindfulness in education. These trainings provide information on personal practice, the science of mindfulness, and bringing mindfulness into classrooms and therapeutic services.
Marblehead High School's Mindfulness 101 class :
“This class changed my life and the way I see things for the better. I actually can’t believe how amazing I feel.”
“I have learned how to recognize my emotions better. “
“I can say that without a doubt that without this class at this exact time in my life I would have been so incredibly miserable. This class helped me with everything.”
“I have been getting a lot more sleep and I am more refreshed at school.”
“I have an increase in my self esteem, this has made me more accepting of who I am.”
Past and Current Programs:
Teen Moms Mindfulness Program, Newburyport, MA
Girls Inc. - Yoga and Mindfulness