Mindfulness and Learning

In Mindfulness and Learning: Celebrating the Affective Dimension of Education, Terry Hyland advances the thesis that education stands in need of a rejuvenation of its affective function – the impact it has on the emotional, social, moral ...

Author: Terry Hyland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400719118

Category: Education

Page: 238

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In recent decades, education at all levels has been seriously impoverished by a growing obsession with standards, targets, skills and competences. According to this model, only a circumscribed range of basic cognitive skills and competences are the business of education, whose main role is to provide employability credentials for people competing for jobs in the global economy. The result is a one-dimensional, economistic and bleakly utilitarian conception of the educational task. In Mindfulness and Learning: Celebrating the Affective Dimension of Education, Terry Hyland advances the thesis that education stands in need of a rejuvenation of its affective function – the impact it has on the emotional, social, moral and personal development of learners. Drawing on the Buddhist conception of mindfulness, he advances a powerful argument for redressing this imbalance by enhancing the affective domain of learning. Mindfulness and Learning: Celebrating the Affective Dimension of Education shows how the concept and practice of ‘mindfulness’ – non-judgmental, present moment awareness and experience – can enrich learning at all levels. Mindfulness thus contributes to the enhanced achievement of general educational goals, and helps remedy the gross deficiency of the affective/emotional aspects of contemporary theory and practice. The author outlines a mindfulness-based affective education (MBAE) programme and shows how it might be introduced into educational provision from the early years to adult education with a view to harmonising the cognitive-affective balance across the system.

Handbook of Mindfulness in Education

This handbook addresses the educational uses of mindfulness in schools. It summarizes the state of the science and describes current and emerging applications and challenges throughout the field.

Author: Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493935062

Category: Psychology

Page: 394

View: 818

This handbook addresses the educational uses of mindfulness in schools. It summarizes the state of the science and describes current and emerging applications and challenges throughout the field. It explores mindfulness concepts in scientific, theoretical, and practical terms and examines training opportunities both as an aspect of teachers’ professional development and a means to enhance students’ social-emotional and academic skills. Chapters discuss mindfulness and contemplative pedagogy programs that have produced positive student outcomes, including stress relief, self-care, and improved classroom and institutional engagement. Featured topics include: A comprehensive view of mindfulness in the modern era. Contemplative education and the roots of resilience. Mindfulness practice and its effect on students’ social-emotional learning. A cognitive neuroscience perspective on mindfulness in education that addresses students’ academic and social skills development. Mindfulness training for teachers and administrators. Two universal mindfulness education programs for elementary and middle school students. The Handbook of Mindfulness in Education is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, education, and medicine, as well as counseling, social work, and rehabilitation therapy.

Mindful Learning

Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference, and Mindful Learning shows you how.

Author: Dr Craig Hassed

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 177559131X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 289

Mindfulness is increasingly being used in educational environments as a proven way to help students: • learn more effectively • develop personally • enhance their physical and emotional health, and • deal with study and exam-related demands. Written by two leading experts with many years of personal and clinical experience, Mindful Learning provides practical insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in any educational setting. The result is a book that clearly sets out how you can: • manage stress • improve performance • enhance communication • develop more meaningful relationships • unlock creativity • improve mental flexibility and problem-solving ability, and • use technology wisely. Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference, and Mindful Learning shows you how.

Mindfulness in Education

This book explores how mindfulness has been infused into education to produce favorable outcomes, such as stress reduction, heightened focus, resilience, calmness, alertness, mood regulation, self-awareness, professional commitment, and ...

Author: Kenneth Tobin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000113566

Category: Education

Page: 130

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This book explores how mindfulness has been infused into education to produce favorable outcomes, such as stress reduction, heightened focus, resilience, calmness, alertness, mood regulation, self-awareness, professional commitment, and increased compassion and kindness to self and others. The chapters are situated in diverse contexts, including schools and colleges, warfare, violent extremism, global warming, child sex abuse, and species extinction. A feature of the book is the use of what is learned from ongoing research to design interventions to increase the incidence of mindful practices, to enhance learning and forms of conduct to transform social life and sustain harmonious lifestyles. Inclusion of mindfulness-based interventions in teacher education programs include breathing meditation and tools such as heuristics and mindful writing. Breathing meditation and its relationship to mindfulness is addressed, including abdominal breathing as a component of meditation, leading to mindful conduct and physiological changes, including heart rate and blood oxygenation levels. The extent to which breathing practice includes nasal and oral inhalation and exhalation is also considered in relation to increasing levels of nitric oxide in the airways, thereby enhancing social communication and wellness. This book was originally published as a special issue of Learning: Research and Practice.

Mindfulness in the Classroom

In Mindfulness in the Classroom, Armstrong - Explains how mindfulness affects the structure and function of the brain.

Author: Thomas Armstrong

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416627960

Category: Education

Page: 160

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In today's schools, students and teachers feel unprecedented—even alarming—levels of stress. How can we create calmer classrooms in which students concentrate better and feel more positive about themselves and others? Author Thomas Armstrong offers a compelling answer in the form of mindfulness, a secular practice he defines as the intentional focus of one's attention on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. In Mindfulness in the Classroom, Armstrong - Explains how mindfulness affects the structure and function of the brain. - Provides an overview of mindfulness as both a personal practice and a classroom methodology that aligns with such educational models as Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). - Shares and explains the extensive research that shows the positive effects of mindfulness practices in the classroom. - Describes how to adapt mindfulness for different grade levels, integrate it into regular school subjects, and implement it schoolwide. - Offers guidelines for teaching mindfulness responsibly, without religious overtones. Dozens of observations from teachers, students, researchers, and practitioners provide striking evidence of the power of mindfulness and offer hope to anyone who wants to make classrooms more productive places of learning.

Using Mindfulness to Improve Learning

Written by an experienced school and meditation teacher, this book is packed with tried and tested mindfulness exercises and relevant follow-up wellbeing, pastoral and academic activities for anyone working with young people.

Author: Billie Krstovic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138360556

Category:

Page: 176

View: 439

Written by an experienced school and meditation teacher, this book is packed with tried and tested mindfulness exercises and relevant follow-up wellbeing, pastoral and academic activities for anyone working with young people. It includes discussions about education and wellbeing, anecdotes from real life experience, numerous testimonies from students and teachers, as well as easy-to follow instructions and plenty of useful in-depth explanations. All activities in this book link to variety of school subjects, including science, maths, philosophy, music, art and sport. Divided into two parts, the book explores: What mindfulness and grounding is How mindfulness and grounding works at home, in daily life and in education How teachers can use mindfulness and grounding in the classroom and how parents can support it at home What effects can be expected from mindfulness meditation This book is an invaluable resource for secondary teachers, youth workers and parents and can be used in classrooms, pastoral offices, youth clubs or at home.

Beginning Mindfulness

Beginning Mindfulness is intended for anyone practicing in daily life without the luxury of long meditation retreats.

Author: Andrew Weiss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318293

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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As a teacher of meditation, Andrew Weiss found that students responded best when he broke down the process of mindfulness into discrete and progressive steps. Knowing that most people had little time to devote to meditation, he also made it his priority to teach the direct application of mindfulness to daily life. Through the years, he outlined his simple steps in a series of handouts that form the basis of this book. Intended for laypeople practicing in their work and family lives without the luxury of long meditation retreats, Beginning Mindfulness is deeply rooted in Buddhist practice but remains unbound by any particular Buddhist tradition. Combining teachings from Korean Zen Master Srung Sanh, Vietnamese Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh, and insight, or vipassana, meditation, Weiss skillfully blends these traditions with Hindu yogic methods to create a meditation manual that is both practical and inspiring.

Everybody Present

Everybody Present illustrates the transformative effects of mindfulness on educators, students, and their classrooms.

Author: Nikolaj Flor Rotne

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006433

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Everybody Present illustrates the transformative effects of mindfulness on educators, students, and their classrooms. Using concrete examples, Didde and Nikolaj Flor Rotne present a mode of classroom engagement that reduces stress to make room for thoughtful learning. A working manual addressed to everyone in the educational universe, Everybody Present presents real-world applications grounded in solid research. Stories, exercises, and case studies demonstrate the effectiveness of mindful practices across all areas of education. By exploring the challenges of teaching, Everybody Present will help all educators transform feelings of inadequacy into experiences of abundance. Everybody Present seeks to create a new kind of culture in our schools: one that counters stress and facilitates learning. It reframes the student-teacher relationship, showing teachers how to supplant antagonism and foster strong relationships by planting seeds of mindfulness in their students and encouraging them to embark on a mindfulness practice of their own. Everybody Present is intended to contribute to the creation of a culture throughout the educational system writ large, working against stress and victim mentality to set in motion a revolution of silence, allowing each individual the experience of inter-being, inner calm, and joy.

Mindfulness in the Classroom

The book provides an introduction and theoretical overview of mindfulness, followed by a discussion of the eight mindful principles.

Author: Season Mussey

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618219316

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 385

Mindfulness can be used in the classroom as a method to increase overall teacher effectiveness, raise student achievement, and reignite the joy of teaching and learning. "Mindfulness in the Classroom" introduces eight mindful principles that support social and emotional learning for teachers and students in today's schools, leading to increased empathy, kindness, self-awareness, integrity, self-control, and honesty. The book provides an introduction and theoretical overview of mindfulness, followed by a discussion of the eight mindful principles. Research-based evidence is presented alongside differentiated teaching activities and classroom examples, helping to bridge the gap from theory to practice. Larger implications for schools and society are also discussed, including a call to use these principles to teach the whole child. Mindfulness in the Classroom offers teachers and students a guide for the journey back to the heart of teaching and learning.

Mindfulness in the PreK 5 Classroom Helping Students Stress Less and Learn More SEL SOLUTIONS SERIES

This volume from the editor of the SEL Solutions Series provides a concise introduction to mindfulness for teachers and others who work in preschool and elementary-school settings.

Author: Patricia A. Jennings

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393713989

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 121

Tips and tools for promoting calm and focused attention in the classroom. This volume from the editor of the SEL Solutions Series provides a concise introduction to mindfulness for teachers and others who work in preschool and elementary-school settings. Each chapter includes simple, research- tested, practical activities that can be integrated into the school day to help kids calm down and pay attention.

Tuning In

Author: Irene McHenry

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780982403006

Category: Learning

Page: 144

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The Mindful School

Where are we going? : preparing our students for an uncertain future / Patricia A. Jennings, Anthony A. DeMauro, and Polina P. Mischenko -- A selective review of mindfulness training programs for children and adolescents in school settings ...

Author: Patricia A. Jennings

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 146253998X

Category: Education

Page: 271

View: 189

Demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness for both educators and students in PreK–12, this book presents flexible models for implementing and sustaining schoolwide initiatives. Compelling case studies show how mindfulness practices can enhance students' academic and social–emotional functioning as well as teacher effectiveness. Chapters review the evidence base for available programs, reflect on lessons learned in real schools, and provide guidance for planning and decision making. The roles of school leaders, teachers, counselors, and parents in creating a more supportive and compassionate school climate are discussed. Also described are innovative approaches to professional development and preservice teacher training.

Managing with Mindfulness

This book introduces the Control/Connect continuum as a model designed to foster inclusive practices for the contemporary classroom.

Author: Tony Yeigh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108724736

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 246

This book introduces the Control/Connect continuum as a model designed to foster inclusive practices for the contemporary classroom.

Mindfulness for Teachers Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education

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 ...

Author: Patricia A. Jennings

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393710890

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 929

Mindful awareness practices to help teachers recognize and regulate emotional reactivity in their classrooms. 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.

Mindfulness in the Academy

This book focuses on the way academics understand, embrace and enact the concepts of mindfulness in approaching their work in demanding and dynamic contemporary higher education environments.

Author: Narelle Lemon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811321434

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 644

This book focuses on the way academics understand, embrace and enact the concepts of mindfulness in approaching their work in demanding and dynamic contemporary higher education environments. It examines how they implement formal and informal mindfulness practices that increase the capacity to transform mind and body states by drawing on concepts such as compassion, kindness, gratitude, curiosity, self-awareness and non-judgemental stances. The book provides insights into and highlights the struggles of scholars through their experiences and perspectives in relation to their identities, practices and job enactment. Each chapter author explains their mindfulness practices and their motivations for implementing them, and explores how mindful ways of researching, writing, learning and teaching, leading, and engaging with others leads us to self-awareness and engagement in the present.

Mindful Arts in the Classroom

Written especially for the teacher or camp director who wants to bring mindfulness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and the arts into their busy day through storytelling and fun games, this book offers a complete course that helps kids ...

Author: Andrew Jordan Nance

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1946764140

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Written especially for the teacher or camp director who wants to bring mindfulness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and the arts into their busy day through storytelling and fun games, this book offers a complete course that helps kids identify and talk about their feelings, self-regulate and self-soothe when stressed, and learn from easy mindfulness practices. Educator and theater director Andrew Nance is the author of the popular children's book Puppy Mind, which brought a new dimension of cuteness to the practice of mindfulness in the form of a rambunctious, playful puppy. In this book, Nance brings the puppy and a host of other friendly characters into the classroom to animate a 21-lesson curriculum centered around lively stories and easy-to-lead exercises for young students from kindergarten to third grade. Nance offers a teacher's guide to arts-based mindfulness exercises utilizing story-telling, theater games, and drawing to spark students' self-expression, self-awareness, and social and emotional well-being.

Safeguarding Mindfulness in Schools and Higher Education

This book assists teachers in school and higher education settings to make informed decisions about whether to include mindfulness in their teaching, depending on their own capacity, student cohorts and activities to make sure it is safe ...

Author: Leigh Burrows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351737201

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 336

Although mindfulness can be located in a number of different traditions and disciplines, it was originally an esoteric and powerful practice based on developing a capacity attainable only by certain people. After previously publishing on the positive outcomes, in this book the author identifies a range of adverse effects of mindfulness meditation for some individuals that, from the point of view of mindfulness in schools and higher education, represents uncharted territory. The author demonstrates through research, personal experience and case studies how mindfulness activities can be safe for all students in education settings including the most vulnerable. This book assists teachers in school and higher education settings to make informed decisions about whether to include mindfulness in their teaching, depending on their own capacity, student cohorts and activities to make sure it is safe for more vulnerable students. This guidance is based on a combination of existing pedagogical and clinical knowledge about meeting the needs of vulnerable students, clients and patients and the specialized expertise of trained mindfulness clinicians and teachers. This book puts school and university teachers in the driver’s seat as regards mindfulness teaching in education settings. It argues that the only way forward for mindfulness in education is to adopt an individualized approach which builds on what effective teachers already do in their work with vulnerable students through extending their knowledge about mindfulness and its possible effects. In this way teachers’ existing skills are celebrated and extended, and mindfulness pedagogy develops organically with teachers, becoming a genuine and felt experience both for themselves and their students rather than an ‘add-on’ intervention.

Elementary Students Practicing Mindfulness

This book examines how a group of ten-year-olds attending public school engaged in a mindfulness project over the course of an academic year.

Author: Alice McIntyre

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498595448

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This book examines how a group of ten-year-olds attending public school engaged in a mindfulness project over the course of an academic year. The young people’s informative and inspiring dialogue, as well as their use of creative modes of expressions, reveals their varied understandings and lived experiences with mindfulness practices.

Teach Breathe Learn

What makes this book truly unique is her perspective as a classroom teacher, wrestling daily with the conditions about which she writes.

Author: Meena Srinivasan

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006751

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 947

In Teach, Breathe, Learn, Meena Srinivasan highlights how mindfulness can be an effective tool in the classroom. What makes this book truly unique is her perspective as a classroom teacher, wrestling daily with the conditions about which she writes. "Teach, Breathe, Learn provides accessible, practical application of mindfulness to overcome challenges faced during the school day." Testimonials from students and colleagues are woven throughout the book. Teach, Breathe, Learn is designed for educators at all levels, parents interested in sharing mindfulness with their children, and anyone curious about how to cultivate their own mindfulness practice and eventually teach mindfulness to others. Part 1 helps teachers develop compassion and shift from "reacting" to "responding" to demands. Part 2 offers techniques for cultivating loving-kindness, gratitude and seeing students, colleagues, and parents as oneself. The last section of the book introduces a curriculum teachers can use to incorporate mindfulness into their classroom, replete with lesson plans, handouts, and homework assignments.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Mindfulness in the Classroom

This book provides teachers with quick, easy and simple ideas to support the development of mindfulness as an integrated part of the school day without compromising the everyday demands of the primary curriculum and the classroom. 100 Ideas ...

Author: Tammie Prince

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472944933

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 368

The development of mindfulness in the classroom arms children with life-long skills that support their current and future mental health and well-being. However, with an ever-growing curriculum, planning for yet another aspect within a school day can feel like an overwhelming task. This book provides teachers with quick, easy and simple ideas to support the development of mindfulness as an integrated part of the school day without compromising the everyday demands of the primary curriculum and the classroom. 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom is filled with simple tried and tested activities that, when used in conjunction with each other in everyday practice, develop positive mental health skills for all children, including those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.