A big part of my mission here at Mindful Teachers is to make it easier for you to find the resources you need to teach mindfulness, compassion, gratitude, social-emotional skills and social responsibility.
In putting together these playlists, I reject at least a dozen songs for every song that makes it onto the list. I look for:
- themes appropriate for values-based teaching and lessons on mindfulness and social-emotional learning;
- a range of musical styles to suit different tastes; and
- interesting lyrics, without gratuitously offensive words or images (which is why I don't include more rap and hip-hop; let's just say it's been eye-opening).