Mental Health for All

By Zenisha Shah, CEI Intern Imagine how your life would be impacted if you had to, first, find a specialist to address your mental health concerns equitably—without bias our judgement? This is a reality, if you are a member of an ethnic, racial, religious, or gender group. Accessing quality mental health services has been a[…]

Mindfulness & Compassion: Innovations for Leaders in Government and Business

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support Mindfulness is transforming many schools in the U.S. and around the world into more compassionate communities, but what’s the state of mindfulness outside the school building? How has mindfulness entered the business and government sectors? Many innovative companies and initiatives are bringing mindfulness to small[…]

Mindfulness in Portugal: Leveraging Social Labs to Catalyze Grassroots Change

By Vien Nguyen, CEI Intern Educational fads can be frustrating for teachers, because once the hype dies down, good programs are often abandoned. Despite explosive growth over the past 20 years, the mindfulness movement risks becoming a fad if local communities don’t sustain their buy-in over the long run. Policy makers may need to consider[…]

Mindfulness Movement in the United Arab Emirates

By Shu Jie Ting, CEI Intern Mindfulness is a phenomenon that is becoming widely applied across the globe. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of many prominent leaders advocating for educational progressivism, applies mindfulness in innovative ways to combat chronic pain, stress, and depression.  Mindfulness Trending in UAE Classrooms Classrooms in the United Arab Emirates are[…]

Restorative Justice in Schools: Benefits and Complications

By June Naureckas, CEI Intern Psychological researchers have recommended the integration of restorative justice into middle and high schools for decades. Recent attempts to do just that have been proven to reduce racial and class-based disparities in suspension rates.  Tenets of Restorative Justice Restorative justice was originally developed as a means of overhauling the criminal[…]