Mindfulness in the Classroom – a #TeachDifferent Reading Roundup
A look at the potential benefits of integrating mindfulness in the classroom. Get practical techniques and strategies, along with a look at what the research says.
Five handpicked articles and posts from my virtual PLN about mindfulness in the classroom – inspiring innovation in education.
When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom–Not sure what the mindfulness-in-education movement is all about? This is a great overview to get you acquainted. www.theatlantic.com
Integrating Mindfulness in Your Classroom Curriculum–Four easy ways to bring mindfulness to your classroom. A great article to get the ball rolling. www.edutopia.org
Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work–Four more mindfulness techniques to try in your classroom. ww2.kqed.org
How Mindfulness and Storytelling Help Kids Heal and Learn–Learn how mindfulness has transformed the lives of these 7th grade student authors. ww2.kqed.org
Mindfulness in Education Research Highlights–Mindfulness is often met with a degree of skepticism. Want to know what the research says? Here are highlights from more than 40 studies. See what the research says about the potential benefits of mindfulness for students, teachers, and administrators. Greater Good
Benefits of Mindfulness Education
Links Shared by the Calm Schools Initiative:
New York Times — The Mindful Child
KQED News — What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness?
Washington Post — Harvard Neuroscientist on the physical effects Mindfulness
Harvard Business Review — Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain
The Atlantic — Should Schools Teach Kids to Meditate?
Wellcome Trust — 7-year study about mindfulness in UK schools
Mindful Nation UK — Report by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group
“Room to Breathe” — documentary on mindfulness in schools by Russell Long
San Francisco Chronicle — Meditation Transforms Roughest San Francisco Schools