Welcome to The Mindful Teacher!

Updated: Jul 20, 2021

Hello educators!

Well, well, well….. Where do we start?

Firstly, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU for supporting us throughout our first year of our journey as The Mindful Teacher. We realise though, that it may be time to introduce ourselves properly, and to tell you a little bit about who we are, and why we love doing what we do!

We are a team of two teachers who liked the idea of creating a stationery subscription box, but with a focus on mindfulness. We are both passionate about all things mindful, and all things stationery - the perfect combo!

We set out with an aim to give our subscribers a discovery box each month that delivered beautiful stationery which met every teachers’ needs, both in and out of the classroom. We like our products to reflect our values, making sure that what you receive is of high quality, useful in the classroom, but also is suited to the specific time of year. For example, our May box featured a red and green pen along with other goodies to help keep you prepared over the forthcoming exam season, and our June box had a larger focus on mindfulness as the release date aligned with most half terms across the UK.

Then one evening as we were brainstorming future ideas, we realised that we both had a focus on eco-stationery. With teaching the future generation, making sure we encourage the sustainable use of our planet was a common goal we shared. Then shortly after our lightbulb moment we realised how difficult it was to find! This led us to include one eco-friendly stationery item every month, we thought why not try and encourage the use of eco-stationery in and out of the classroom. After all, one person can still create positive change.

Mindfulness. To us this isn’t a buzzword, mindfulness is here to stay! We realised that as good as it is, being prepared for the next working day in the classroom. It’s also very important that we as teachers are not forgotten about, and look after ourselves. In the staffroom we often hear “if you don’t look after yourself, you won’t be at your best in the classroom” or “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, but do we ever stop and really think about this? If you’re thinking yes, but it’s often only a thought with little action, we were once like this too! This is why we have a focus on mindfulness and our goal is to bring this to you as our fellow educators.

We believe (and know!) how important teachers are, and more specifically teacher wellbeing. As teachers we know what it is like to be in school, it is the MOST rewarding job on the planet, but can at times, be the most stressful. This is where we began to think about items in our boxes that would be as helpful to you as stationery is to the classroom. Over the past year, some of our mindful items have included thoughtful desk pads, The Mindful Box, “Be Inspired” cards and so much more!

We cannot wait to bring our next blog to you, keep your eyes peeled.

Thank you for reading,

The Mindful Teacher Team X

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