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Mindfulness Practices

Build compassionate classrooms and mindful schools that prioritize both learning and well-being. Based on the latest neuroscience research, this book provides mindfulness exercises as well as trauma-informed practices for creating positive learning environments.

Benefits

  • Explore the theory behind mindful education, including the interrelated nature of physiology, cognition, emotions, and mindfulness for students.
  • Learn how mindfulness in schools contributes to a positive mindset, alleviates the impact of toxic stress, and takes advantage of neuroplasticity.
  • Understand the effects of trauma and ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) on student behavior and the ability to learn, and discover trauma-informed practices that support healing.
  • Acquire research-based mindfulness practices, including breathing exercises, yoga for the classroom, meditation for students, and cognitive reflection and awareness.
  • Reignite the passion that first drew you to education and prioritize self-care for yourself and your students.
  • Discover how to build a heart-centered learning community in classrooms and create mindful schools.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: The Urgency of Now
Chapter 1: The Need to Care
Chapter 2: The Journey—Healing Along the Way
Chapter 3: Our Brain and the Mind-Body Connection

Part II: Mindfulness Practices—Getting Practical
Chapter 4: A Deep Breath
Chapter 5: Move and Stretch—Yoga and Meditation Basics
Chapter 6: Mindful Sensation, Presence, and Emotion

Part III: Mindful and Compassionate Classrooms and School Communities
Chapter 7: Mindful Instruction—Paying Attention to Your Students
Chapter 8: Executive Functioning
Chapter 9: Mindful Leadership From Within—A New Mindset

PRINTABLE REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 1

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

THE EMOTION EXERCISES: SADNESS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
The following picture books can help you take the steps required for talking to students about emotions.

INFORMATION ABOUT BRAIN-BASED GAMES
You can read more about brain-based games with these sources.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF STUDENTS WHO ARE IMMIGRANTS
You can read more about the rights of students who are immigrants with these sources.

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Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9