Kevin Hawkins has worked as a teacher, principal, school head, and social worker in the UK, Africa, and Europe. He brings to education a holistic understanding of children and young people from his lifelong work with adolescents, and he strives to support the development of young minds through enhancing students’ self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
To this end, Kevin has introduced and led mindfulness-based training for students (11-18 years) and for teachers at the International School of Prague, where he is the Middle School Principal. Kevin takes his inspiration from studying with leaders in mindfulness in the West, including Mark Williams (Oxford Mindfulness Centre), Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Melissa Blacker (UMass Medical School, Center for Mindfulness), and through retreats at Plum Village in France and Gaia House in the UK. Furthermore, he has completed the Still Quiet Place curriculum training with Dr. Amy Saltzman and the Mindfulness in School Project’s “.b” curriculum training for teenagers.
Kevin is a regular speaker and presenter on the topic of mindfulness and social-emotional learning in education, and he works with teachers, administrators and school systems to develop programs and expertise in this vital and increasingly valued field.