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 (Mindfulness in the Classroom: Strategies for Promoting Concentration, Compassion, and Calm), 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!

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I’m the author of 20 books including my latest, a novel called Childless, which you can order from Amazon.

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