Regular Price: $297
Adolescence has always been a challenging time of transition. How much more so in our world today! If you work with teens in any capacity, as a teacher, mentor, or parent, you know that the complexity they are navigating the load of worries they are carrying can weigh on even the most positive of youth.
But there is a way to empower youth with tools that will grow with them throughout their lives. Those are the tools that point to deeper truths and our higher human capacities.
There will also be huge cultural upheavals that we can't foresee . . . like the pandemic, like America taking to the streets and insisting on the end of systemic racism, like a climate movement led by youth pressuring parents and CEOs alike to ensure their healthy future.
Worldviews that create meaning, are deep and relevant to our times.
Methods and practices that provide stability, balance, and fortitude.
Above all, they need relationships that are meaningful and kind, adults who care, friends they feel connected to, and a sense of being at home in themselves.
Through the engaging lessons and illuminating contemplations, you’ll learn practical tools to share with teens who are anxious, or grieving, or seeking. You’ll discover how to put the keys of perspective change in their hands. You’ll be able to support teens by helping them transform their outlook and worldview, so they will see possibility and potential, not challenges and deadends.
Perhaps most importantly, you’ll be able to release your own capacity for care and connection, even if you don’t have all the answers.
In The Conscious Classroom course you will learn the key principles and elements of the Inner Strength System™ which has empowered more than 15,000 high school students since 2014. This system of supporting healthy social emotional development is evidence-based. Research on participants has shown statistically significant increases in students’ self-regulation, self-compassion, optimism, perseverance, and happiness year after year. These changes are not arbitrary measures. They are key metrics that have been shown to bring about better learning, happier students, and more conscious classrooms.
Take The Conscious Classroom journey and transform your sense of overwhelm, confusion, and concern into one of curiosity, confidence, and care.
Read about the shifts people like you have made.
“I’ve never had a teacher who could make such profound revelations so accessible For the first time, I really understood what mindfulness was all about!”
Patricia, Philadelphia, PA
“I’ve never thought about the way I “interpret” my experience. I am always just having an experience or wanting to change it. So valuable!”
Sheila, Rockford, IL
“The way Amy guided the exercises helped me relax, I can only imagine how it works in a classroom full of teens.”
Paul, Hartford, CT
“I am so inspired by how quickly Amy's system has been adopted. I can’t wait to implement what I've learned in my school.”
Anthony, Cincinnati, OH
“I am not a parent or a teacher but I love to meditate. This helped me see how I could make bridges with the people I do interact with. I found that so helpful.”
Jasmine, Baltimore, MD
“I appreciate how Amy shares her vast experience in an even-handed way and that she recognizes that this might not be for every child. Sometimes I feel worried this is going to become the next fad everyone has to do rather than one of the ways we can help our kids grow. Thank you for addressing so many special cases.”
Aaliyah, San Diego, CA
“Thank you! Hearing Amy share her stories from the classroom made it so real. I can see how I can also bring peace and relief to the kids I know in my life.”
Marion, Vancouver, BC
Access all of your course materials in our convenient Learning Management Portal, which helps you keep track of what you have completed as you work your way through the program.
Learn key concepts through 16 modules. Each one reveals a key element that creates a conscious classroom. Each module includes instruction and contemplation, you will learn and practice exercises you can continue to use and teach the youth in your life.
Watch lesson videos (3 min - 10 min), which introduces a key concept or exercise for you to work with.
Listen or download lesson audios to take with you on the go.
Download lesson transcripts so you can easily take notes, highlight passages, and mark insights that will support your learning.
Practice contemplations help you integrate the key concepts and deepen your understanding. You can download and type your responses directly into the fillable PDFs or print to handwrite your responses.
You will receive lifetime access to course materials so you can revisit the modules again and again, refreshing your skills, and making the Conscious Classroom techniques your own.
You will receive immediate access to the course materials through the Course Portal as soon as you register. A new lesson will become available to you every day so you can pace yourself and follow along. You will also receive a reminder email when the new lesson content is available to you.
You are welcome to do the course at your own pace. You can revisit lessons over and over, take your time, or follow at the recommended pace.
You can access the portal from any web browser on phone, tablet, or computer.
The course is 16 lessons long.Each lesson takes between 5 - 10 minutes to follow along. You will spend 10 - 20 minutes (or longer if you are inspired) on the daily Contemplations. The daily contemplations help you integrate and make these new perspectives your own.
You can download the audios and printed materials.
Regular Price: $279
Amy Edelstein, educator, author, and public speaker is a powerful communicator of ideas and beliefs that can help us transform ourselves and the culture we live in.
In 2014, Amy founded the Inner Strength Foundation, a non-profit organization that has trained 15,000 inner-city teens in mindfulness and systems thinking.
She currently serves as Inner Strength’s Executive Director. Amy began her own mindfulness practice in 1978 and has been an avid explorer of these tools ever since, studying indepth and then teaching in half a dozen countries around the world.
She received a Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for her organization’s work in Violence Reduction. She is a Cornell University College Scholar, cofounder of of the learning platform Emergence Education, and author of five books including the IPPY award-winning, #1 Amazon educational bestseller The Conscious Classroom.