[cs_content][cs_section bg_image=”https://www.innerstrengthfoundation.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/teens-bg-1.jpg” parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Information for Current Classes[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text][/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(0, 2%, 98%)” parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 5px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Preparing to Teach[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Here are the steps before Day 1 in the classroom.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: #1e7cb4;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Clearances[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]To teach in the public school we are required to have current clearances. Please send me your clearances several weeks before classes begin. More info on the Philadelphia School District website. [/cs_text][cs_text]1. Child Abuse
2. PA State Background Check
3. FBI Clearance Code: 1KG6XN (Note: this may take 3-4 weeks to process. You will need to go to a place in person to get your fingerprints done.) More Info on FBI Clearances

Check “employee status” if you will receive a stipend as a independent contractor.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: rgb(30, 124, 180);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]ISF Class Calendar[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Please use the ISF Calendar (on this page) to see School Holidays and Teacher Calls. (Click on the individual entry to see address, time details)

We are transitioning to use Tandem as our scheduler. That calendar will be embedded on this page. You can also access your own classes in Tandem with the information provided to you.

Tandem Instructions

Click for the School District Calendar here. [/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: rgb(30, 124, 180);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Your Classes[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]You will receive your semester schedule by email, which will include your School, Class Times and Weekday, Reporting Teacher, Counselor or Principal.

If you are unavailable to teach one of your regularly scheduled classes, please try to find a substitute from our ISF Instructors. If you cannot, please contact Alyson and also make arrangements with your school teacher.

Fill out this form to let us know your availability for each new semester.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsla(34, 82%, 49%, 0.05)” parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 5px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Semester Info[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Info for starting classes and additional training during the semester. [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto 30px;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: #1e7cb4;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Classroom Supplies[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Please purchase notebooks for under $1 each. Target, Staples, or Walmart usually have composition books for 50 cents. Submit receipts for reimbursements.

Send your post address to admin AT innerstrengthfoundation.net to get printed ISF labels for the practice journals.

Please pick up your own chocolates and raisins or strawberries for the Seeing Freshly-Mindful Eating.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: rgb(30, 124, 180);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Research Surveys[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]This year we will be having the students fill out a Survey Monkey questionnaire to give us info on the program and their experience. We no longer need permission forms since this survey is being given out as part of our own program evaluation.

You will give the survey to students in the first or second class and then again in the final class.

Link will be posted here when we have it ready.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: rgb(30, 124, 180);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Instructors’ Calls[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]We will have weekly calls to share best practices, trouble shoot in-class issues, hear ISF updates, and focus on specific themes to deepen our understanding. We will be using Zoom. You can join by phone or computer, with or without video.

Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 PM.

Click to Join Zoom Meeting

By Phone: 1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 235 256 399[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 3px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Homework[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]This year homework will be standardized at 3 assignments per 12-week semester.
1. Log of mindfulness practice (5 times over 1 or 2 weeks).
2. Log of Love & Kindness practice (5 times over 1 week). Note one kind thing you did for someone else and note one kind thing someone did for you.
3. End of program essay: What was the most important thing you learned? How will you continue to develop this skill or understanding? How will this help you? [/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Short Program 4 & 8 Lesson Plans[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Some of the classrooms will be getting a 4 Lesson Introduction to Mindfulness.

You can access the 4 Lesson Intro Curriculum here.

Some of the classrooms will be getting an 8 Lesson Program.

You can access the 8 Lesson Curriculum here. [/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 3px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: hsl(0, 1%, 5%);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Classroom Handouts[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Course Outline (2 page)

Student Practice Log

Draft letter from ISF Instructor to School Classroom Teacher  (Introducing you and the course material.)

Audio/Visual Permissions Form[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsla(34, 82%, 49%, 0.05)” parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 5px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Paperwork & Payment[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Contracts, Stipends, Invoices [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: #1e7cb4;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Contracts & Payments[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]The first semester you teach (up to 3 12-week programs) is considered practicum. It is part of your training and is not compensated.

After you’ve successfully completed your practicum, and have been approved by Amy, you can become part of the Inner Strength Instructors Cohort.

You will then be compensated for any Inner Strength classes you teach as a 1099 independent contractor.

You must complete all UAC paperwork and get approved before you may submit an invoice.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: rgb(30, 124, 180);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Getting Paid[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Please submit your invoice every 2 weeks by emailing your invoice to admin at innerstrengthfoundation.net. It will be reviewed and then sent to UAC. UAC will send a check to you according to their regular payment schedule.

Please use the invoice template or your own invoice. Include all the fields on the template.

Please submit your invoice to Alyson 4 days prior to the UAC AP payment schedule.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: rgb(30, 124, 180);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Invoice Template[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Download this invoice template or create your own invoice, making sure to have all this information on your invoice. (Please do not save your data on this file, download to your computer.)[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(0, 2%, 98%)” parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 25px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Quick Links[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]For training and professional development videos and audios[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: #1e7cb4;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-center”]Teacher Training
Weekend I[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Course principals, key concepts, teaching mindfulness exercises, overview of 12-lesson content and a mindfulness research overview.[/cs_text][x_button type=”transparent” shape=”square” size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://www.innerstrengthfoundation.net/teacher-training/teacher-training-videos-weekend-1/” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Click Here for Videos[/x_button][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: rgb(30, 124, 180);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-center”]Teacher Training
Weekend II[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Detail on teaching developmental perspective, mindfulness exercises, classroom management, and the most important principles of the program. [/cs_text][x_button type=”transparent” shape=”square” size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://www.innerstrengthfoundation.net/teacher-training/teacher-training-videos-weekend-2″ title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Click Here for Videos[/x_button][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: rgb(30, 124, 180);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-center”]Teacher Training
Reading List & Audios[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Teacher Training Resources: Reading list with PDF chapters & audios from training series[/cs_text][x_button type=”transparent” shape=”square” size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://www.innerstrengthfoundation.net/teacher-training/reading-list” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Click Here for Guide[/x_button][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_gap size=”40px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: #1e7cb4;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-center”]School Classes
Live Recordings[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]12 classes recorded in a school setting. Each lesson is divided into short clips. [/cs_text][x_button type=”transparent” shape=”square” size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”http://amyedelstein.com/mindfulness/teachers-resources/” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Click Here for Audios[/x_button][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: rgb(30, 124, 180);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-center”]School Classes II
Live Recordings[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Full length class recordings including discussions with students. [/cs_text][x_button type=”transparent” shape=”square” size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”http://amyedelstein.com/bodinesr/” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Click Here for Audios[/x_button][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 20px 20px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px;border-color: rgb(30, 124, 180);”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-center”]ISF Instructors’
Weekly Professional Development[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Weekly instructors’ calls reviewing best practices, trouble-shooting, sharing creative ideas. (Please note: The audios in this archive library have not been edited.)

Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016 [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”#006ea6″ parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”Chloe R.” type=”left” class=”white-text”]Meditation has improved my focus and my ability to understand different perspectives. All in all, meditation had helped me to become an all around better person.[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”Michelle L.” type=”left” class=”white-text”]Not only did this course help expand my horizons on how I perceive, it also helped me to become more aware of my surroundings and myself.[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”Peter B.” type=”left” class=”white-text”]I always think to myself, “Where would I be if I didn’t have meditation?” I’m pretty sure I would be stressing out for no reason and my life would be a mess.[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(0, 1%, 97%)” parallax=”false” class=”program-areas” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 100px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-center white-text” style=”color:#fff;”]

Program Areas

[/cs_text][x_gap size=”75px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/4″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_box title=”Mind & Awareness” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”150px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”center” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” graphic_image=”https://www.innerstrengthfoundation.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/mind-awareness-04-04.png”]Time-honored, Evidence-based Tools for Calm & Self-Reflection[/x_feature_box][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/4″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_box title=”Brain Science” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”150px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”center” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” graphic_image=”https://www.innerstrengthfoundation.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/brain-science-06-06.png”]Biological growth stages & Evolutionary conditioning
[/x_feature_box][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/4″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_box title=”Culture & Me” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”150px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”center” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” graphic_image=”https://www.innerstrengthfoundation.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/culture-me-05-05.png”]Big history shows us where we come from and why our experience is colored the way it is[/x_feature_box][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/4″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_feature_box title=”The Art of Relationship” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”image” graphic_size=”150px” graphic_shape=”square” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”center” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” graphic_image=”https://www.innerstrengthfoundation.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/art-of-relationship-07-07.png”]For Self and Other, Learning to cultivate good habits of mind[/x_feature_box][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”#006ea6″ parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”left” class=”white-text”]“The stress that I felt before moving on to the next class seemed to vanish every Friday after meditation.”[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”left” class=”white-text”]“I learned how to step away from stressful thoughts and see the bigger picture.”
[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”left” class=”white-text”]“It helped me communicate better with my friends and family about issues that I have/had.”[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]