Mindfulness for Teachers

Mindfulness for Teachers

Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

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Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most demanding. This book offers simple, ready-to-use, and evidence-proven mindfulness techniques to help educators manage the stresses of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize both their teaching and their students’ knowledge acquisition. Drawing on basic and applied research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and education, as well as the author’s extensive experience as a mindfulness practitioner, teacher, and scientist, it includes exercises in mindfulness, emotional awareness, movement, listening, and more, all with real-time classroom applications.
Mindful awareness practices to help teachers recognizeand regulate emotional reactivity in their classrooms.

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The stated aim of this guidebook is to help teachers cultivate skills that promote a calm, relaxed and enlivened learning environment, which will foster creativity, innovation, collaboration and cooperation. Chapter 1 gives an overview of mindful awareness, its application, supporting research, specific effects, and exercises for the reader. Chapter 2 describes teaching as an emotional practice and offers discussion and mindfulness exercises to better understand a teacher's emotional life. Chapter 3 covers mindfulness as a regulator of negative emotions such as fear, anger, and sadness. Chapter 4 examines the importance of positive emotional states to effective teaching and learning. The focus of Chapter 5 is doing both self-care and amplifying caring behaviors in the classroom. Classroom dynamics is the topic of Chapter 6. In this chapter, the principles laid out in earlier chapters bear on how mindfulness can support a composed, respectful, and caring classroom. Chapter 7 advises how to build mindfulness into a force to transform entire schools. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393708073
Branch Call Number: PT 371.1 JEN
Characteristics: xxviii, 257 pages ; 24 cm


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