Mindfulness Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about mindfulness. Have students read about and discuss the topic; then integrate an activity that gives them the opportunity to participate in a mindfulness session.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson students will be able to do the following:

  • define mindfulness
  • discuss suggestions to participate in a mindfulness session
  • identify the benefits of participating in a mindfulness session
  • discuss their participation or observation of a mindfulness session


60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.



  • Begin the lesson by asking students if they believe in meditation.
  • Ask students to be respectful of others' opinion; then allow them to share their responses.
  • Explain that this lesson explores a type of meditation - mindfulness.
  • Distribute a copy of the Mindfulness: Definition, Techniques & Benefits lesson, select a volunteer to read 'What is Mindfulness?' out loud, then start the following discussion:
    • Define mindfulness.
    • Discuss the religious origin of mindfulness and how it's used in today's time.
    • Identify the uses for the mindfulness techniques.
  • Now choose another student to read 'Mindfulness Training Courses,' then pose the following:
    • Explain the purpose of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
    • Discuss the results of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
    • What is the difference between Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction?
    • Are there any similarities? If so, explain.
  • Next select another student to read 'Mindfulness In Practice' and 'Mindfulness Sessions' and ask students to answer the following prompts:
    • Discuss how mindfulness can be practiced.
    • Outline the steps in a mindfulness session.
    • Identify where you can find mindfulness sessions.
  • Show an online video of what happens during a mindfulness session.
  • Ask students to discuss their observations.
  • Afterwards, distribute the lesson quiz and ask students to complete independently, in pairs or groups.
  • Then review the answers.

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