Resource Center

The Resource Center is a collection of FREE resources curated by BOOST and sorted by grade level and category. Interested in adding a resource? Contact hello@boostcafe.org

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Zinn Education Project

   Curriculum & Enrichment, History/Social Studies Curriculum

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.

The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence

   Advocacy & Policy, Community Based, Diversity & Inclusion, Physical & Mental Health, Research

The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education and advocacy.

Center for Justice & Reconciliation

   Advocacy & Policy, Community Based, Diversity & Inclusion, Faith-based Programming, Prevention & Intervention

The Centre for Justice & Reconciliation is a program of Prison Fellowship International. Its mission is to develop and promote restorative justice in criminal justice systems around the world.

Teaching Tolerance

Elementary   Middle School   High School      Advocacy & Policy, Community Based, Diversity & Inclusion, Military

Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. Our self-titled magazine is sent to 450,000 educators twice annually, and tens of thousands of educators use our free curricular kits.

Advancement Project

High School

Elementary   Middle School   High School   Higher Education      Advocacy & Policy, Community Based, Diversity & Inclusion

Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy.

7 Ways to Teach Mindfulness

Higher Education

Elementary   Middle School      Mindfulness

This website has 7 very simple activities for educators to implement into their daily classroom routine.

The Buddha: Mindfulness Teacher’s Guide

Middle School

Elementary   Middle School   High School      Mindfulness

This document provides a definition of mindfulness, an overview of the scientific rationale for offering mindfulness to children and adolescents, a review of the professional and personal benefits of practicing mindfulness, suggestions for developing a personalized mindfulness practice, and two examples of activities teachers can use in their own classroom.

Calming The Teenage Mind

High School

Middle School   High School      

This detailed article has many different scholarly viewpoints and statistics on how mindfulness teaching has benefited teens, and includes links to literary resources for educators and parents. This article also includes a few videos on mindfulness curriculum implemented in the classroom.

Child Mind Institute

High School

Elementary   Middle School   High School      Mindfulness

This website provides examples of mindfulness creating a positive influence in the classroom and children’s attention capacity, and how educators can use the tips on the website for their own curriculum. There are also a few links located on the article to further educate the reader on Mindfulness.

When Mindfulness Meets The Classroom

High School

Elementary   Middle School   High School      Mindfulness

A detailed article that describes real examples of how mindfulness has improved students ability to focus and concentrate in class. This article can educate teachers who may be skeptical on how mindfulness can improve students learning capabilities.