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The Best Resources For Learning About Mindfulness In The Classroom

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Even though I’ve been a big advocate of Social Emotional Learning (see The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources), I haven’t done a whole lot in the “mindfulness” area. This past year, though, we did do a related experiment, and I’ll share a post about its results in the future.

For now, though, here are a few “mindfulness” resources – please share others in the comments section:

Mindfulness Can Mean More Than Meditation – Can’t It? is a post I’ve published earlier.

Does Mindfulness Actually Work in Schools? is from The Atlantic.

Mindfulness in the Classroom: A How-To Guide is from Ed Week.

Student ‘Reflection Needs to Be a Habit’ is Part Two in my Education Week series on reflection in the classroom.  It discusses mindfulness.

How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day is from The Harvard Business Review.

How to teach … mindfulness is from The Guardian.

When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom is from NPR.

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy is from Barking Up The Wrong Tree.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

2 Comments

  1. Glad you are bringing attention to this topic through your blog, Larry. Mindfulness doesn’t just benefit students, it has been a big help to me as a teacher too.

    Our School works with The Mindful Life Project (from Richmond, CA.) and the classes with teacher’s that have embraced mindfulness have seen improvements in classroom climate. My students liked learning about mindfulness so much that we started a lunch group for an additional mindful eating practice.

    I wrote several blog posts on this topic this year that includes free downloadable lessons that teachers can use (in Google Docs format). http://www.middleschoolmind.com/the-teachers-blog/marchmindfulness I hope teachers will find them helpful and will be encouraged to give mindfulness a try, even if just for themselves.

  2. Recent studies by social psychologists have found that mindfulness can reduce racial ethnic bias by preventing the automaticity of negative associations that originate in the subconscious mind. (Implicit Bias) Very promising research.

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