Kevin Hawkins has worked with adolescents and young people in various contexts for over 30 years - as teacher, school head, and social worker in the UK, Africa, and Europe.
Until recently, and for the past 10 years, he was Middle School Principal at the International School of Prague in the Czech Republic. Kevin has taught mindfulness to children, teenagers, teachers and parents since 2008 and he is a Senior Lead trainer for Mindfulness in Schools Project '.b' (dot-be) curriculum. Kevin trained in mindfulness in Europe and the USA with Mark Williams, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli and Florence Meleo-Meyer and Dr. Amy Saltzman. In 2012 he co-founded MindWell, which supports educational communities in developing wellbeing through mindfulness and social-emotional learning.
Kevin also works independently as a school consultant and trainer and has been lead consultant to the IBO on SEL and mindfulness. He is a regular speaker and presenter on wellbeing in education. His book Mindful Teacher, Mindful School: Improving Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning was published by SAGE in summer 2017.