28% HIGHER GRADES
in Reading Math & Science
Our mission is to support educators in prioritizing their well-being through daily mindfulness. Mindfulness helps us slow down and calm our central nervous system, while also allowing us quiet time to tune in to how we are feeling. We created this Teacher Appreciation practice to not only show our gratitude but to communicate how valuable you are to our team and the students you serve. Thank you, educators!
Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with curiosity and kindness. It’s a daily practice that promotes mental health and flexibility.
Inner Explorer cultivates all the core competencies of SEL, and is the only MBSR sequenced program teaching breathing and relaxation, understanding emotions, gratitude, focus, empathy, self-regulation and more.
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"We had just started IE a few months prior to the marathon bombing in Boston. Third grade was particularly traumatised as that was the grade that lost Martin. By continuing to participate in IE each day after the bombing, IE served as good 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 to provide immediate positive effects and short enough as to not 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, Assistant Principal
"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 done with fidelity. The investment of 5-10 minutes daily, comes back to you exponentially! Programs such as this should be required in all schools!"
- Ileana Mellan, Principal, Mater Academy.
"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 highest academic gains in reading (initially 10 of 28 students were below grade level, at the end of the year 0 of 28 were below, including several special needs students!). We are expanding into all
the classrooms this year."
- Principal, Sarasota, FL.
"This is my 3rd year using your program with my students and I continue to be amazed at how much the few minutes of calm reflection helps them throughout the day. It is the best part of my day, and for many of my students as well. Kids are more focused on their tasks, are much nicer to one another and can regulate their emotions better than many adults I know. During the COVID crisis, we have been able to craft videos using our IE practices so students are able to practice at home and use the new family app too. To be able to share it through these remote learning tools was a lifesaver. Thank you to LG Electronics and The Allstate Foundation for supporting this important work!"
- 5th Grade Teacher
Sam Case Elementary, Newport
"I was called to a school this morning to work with a teacher who was struggling with anxiety and feeling overwhelmed. When I arrived she was in tears and unable to drive home. We did an Inner Explorer session and the transformation of the teacher’s demeanor was amazing. After we debriefed and talked about some strategies to help her she was calm and able to think clearly about areas of her life she needed support. She was able to organize her day for the substitute teacher and then drive herself home without being under stress. Hopefully this article will bring light to how the program will benefit everyone!! You are all the best."
- District Coordinator, Project AWARE and PBIS
Griffin-Spalding County Schools
"This year would have been far more challenging for me had it not been for our daily mindfulness exercises. I was more present for my students and just happier. It was my first year teaching high school after nearly a decade in elementary schools. I was nervous about how I would relate to my students and mindfulness turned out to be a great way to connect with them. My first period students shared that doing mindfulness in the morning helped them get through the stress day. "
- French Teacher
Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood, New Jersey