Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom...


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Mindfulness is an effective, low-cost way for educators to help students improve their social and emotional wellness as they learn and grow. The authors share practical tools that align to the five key categories of mindfulness benefits -stress reduction, attention, emotional control, positive self-concept, and positive interactions- and offer a step-by-step process for establishing a formal school or classroom mindfulness program.

– Recognize what mindfulness is and is not, in order to use mindfulness practices in the classroom, so that students know how to cope with their emotions.
– Consider research that presents the benefits of mindfulness practices, to help students focus their brains for extended periods of time and increase their emotional intelligence.
– Get student-friendly definitions of mindfulness terms, to make students more mindful of their emotions and ultimately foster better classroom cultures and higher student achievement.
– Answer chapter-ending comprehension questions and compare your answers to those provided in an appendix, to examine your understanding of mindfulness.
Chapter 1: Research and Theory
Chapter 2: Stress Reduction
Chapter 3: Attention
Chapter 4: Emotional Control
Chapter 5: Positive Self-Concept
Chapter 6: Positive Interactions
Chapter 7: Steps for Implementing Mindfulness in Your Classroom or School
Appendix A: Answers to Comprehension Questions
Appendix B: Noteworthy Books, Programs, and Resources
References and Resources

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