Mindfulness in the ClassroomToday is the official publication date for my new book Mindfulness in the Classroom:  Strategies for Promoting Concentration, Compassion, and Calm.  I have been practicing mindfulness for almost thirty years, and with the rise in the need for social and emotional learning in the schools, I thought that a book for educators on this topic would help reduce stress in the classroom and make students more clear-headed for new learning.  The book includes:

  • the latest research supporting the use of mindfulness in schools for promoting a host of benefits including enhanced self-regulation, reduced stress levels, and better working memory;
  • information on how mindfulness positively affects brain functioning;
  • basic instructions on practicing mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful eating, body scan, and mindful stretching;
  • instructions for educators to start their own personal practice of mindfulness to help reduce on-the-job stress;
  • descriptions of programs that aim to increase levels of kindness and compassion in students;
  • explanations for how to adapt mindfulness to different age and grade levels;\
  • details on how to integrate the topic of mindfulness into the curriculum (literature, math, science, history, and the arts)
  • reports on how mindfulness has been adopted as a school-wide practice by individual schools across the country;
  • guidelines for basing mindfulness on an entirely secular basis in public schools (with a list of do’s and don’ts for avoiding associations with religious or spiritual traditions);
  • a resource guide of apps, children’s literature, training organizations, and books on teaching mindfulness in the classroom.
  • an extensive references section documenting the information covered in the book.

I’m excited about this new book coming out, and hope that you’ll buy a copy (order from Amazon by clicking here), and share the good word with colleagues and friends!   Also, if you really love the book, I’d appreciate it if you could write a review of the book for Amazon!

About the author

I am the author of 16 books including my latest: The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion (Tarcher-Perigee). http://amzn.to/2ewwfbp.
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  1. Dear Thomas, Do you remember when you interviewed me for your first book, at the Michael olaf company store in Oakland? I just saw you on Instagram and I will follow you. I also just published a book on Montessori and mindfulness. We have turned into quite some riders happene do you remember when you interviewed me for your first book, at the Michael Olaf Company store in Oakland? I just saw you on Instagram and I will follow you. I also published a book on mindfulness. After almost 50 years of meditating. Six books so far. We have turned into writers! Love, Susan

  2. Hi Susan,
    Yes, I remember our conversation (not the details but the fact that we had one) at your store in Oakland. That’s terrific that you’re doing a book on Montessori and mindfulness. Of course, Montessori’s silence lesson was the original mindfulness in the schools. I wish you all the best with the success of your book!

    Warmly,

    Thomas

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