As we embark upon a new school year, our team is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of your school community through Mindfulness-Based Social Emotional Learning (MBSEL).
Our goal is to provide you with tools and resources you can use to create a sustainable daily mindfulness practice.
To kick off the year, we are excited to share our enhanced platform, as well as more information about helpful features to help you make the most of Inner Explorer.
The Updated Platform
Our updated platform boasts a new look and feel with intuitive features, making it easy to navigate to the tools you need.
Other exciting additions include:
An Expanded High School Program: A practice for every day of the school year.
The Educator Well-Being Series: Created for educators to manage stress, prevent burn-out, and take care of their mental health. Available as part of the Community subscription.
The Counselor Series: Mindfulness practices specifically for use in individual and small group settings. Available as part of the Community subscription.
Get started using these features by logging in to your Inner Explorer account.
The 21-Day Quest and Tune In
The 21-Day Quest and Tune In are innovative features that are designed to enhance your daily mindfulness practice.
The 21-Day Quest is a three-week series, built to instill the habit of daily mindfulness practice. The series features a free printable calendar to track your progress, daily email reminders to motivate you, and a certificate of completion upon finishing the challenge.
Tune In is a feature that bridges the gap between school and home by giving parents and caregivers the option to participate in the same Inner Explorer mindfulness practices that their student is hearing in class.
To learn more about these features and find additional resources, visit ourBack to School page.
Thank you for allowing Inner Explorer to support you and your community as we navigate the changes that this new school year brings. We look forward to continuously improving and expanding our program to give you the best possible experience!
P.S.Our partners at LG Electronics and Discovery Education recently hosted a Virtual Field Trip. Watch the replay to get a glimpse into the inspiring ways real-life students are finding joy, overcoming obstacles, and supporting others using the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills: mindfulness, human connection, positive outlook, purpose, generosity and gratitude. Find more information and sign up for future Virtual Field Trips here.
The Inner Explorer team
Last year we piloted one class with Inner Explorer’s mindfulness program. The one class who used it was the calmest class with the fewest incident reports (0 versus an average of 25 in the other classrooms!) and had the high estacademic gains in reading (initially 10 of 28 students werebelow grade level, at the end of the year 0 of 28 werebelow, including several special needs students!). We are expanding into all the classrooms this year.Principal, Sarasota, FL
Inner Explorer is very user friendly and easy to implement. We have seen a dramatic increase in the positive behaviors of the students in the classrooms where the program is donewith fidelity. The investment of 5-10 minutes daily, comes back to you exponentially! Programs such as this should berequired in all schools! Ileana Mellan, Principal,Mater Academy.
We had just started IE a few months prior to the marathon bombing in Boston. Third grade was particularly traumatizedas that was the grade that lost Martin. By continuing toparticipate in IE each day after the bombing, IE served asgood trauma first-aid for several reasons: Maintaining familiar routines and rituals Ongoing teaching of calm down strategies. A safe space and sense of security. Helped teachers and students with self-care Director of Special Ed and Student Support.
Inner Explorer has empowered our students to handle stress, anxiety, and negative emotions in a constructive manner. The 5-10 minute guided audio practices are long enough toprovide immediate positive effects and short enough as tonot disrupt instructional time. Teachers have said that they themselves have used the mindfulness strategies to reduce their own stress. Inner Explorer is simple to use, empowers students and teachers to self-regulate their emotions, and their team is always readily available to answer questions/address concerns Aida Trujillo, AssistantPrincipal