Mindfulness Practices: Cultivating Heart Centered Communities Where Students Focus and Flourish
Build compassionate classroom environments and mindful schools that prioritize high levels of achievement and high levels of well-being. Based on the latest neuroscience research, Mindfulness Practices detail how mindfulness in schools can lead to new, improved ways of educating, learning, and living. The book's mindful education exercises are easily adaptable across grade levels -- from prekindergarten through high school -- as well as across urban, suburban, and rural school settings.
"This profound book points the way for teachers, students, and whole school systems to transform into more mindful and compassionate communities. The authors integrate their expertise in contemplative practices, social justice, neuroscience, and educational leadership in a road map for mindfulness-based education. With eloquent research-based writing, this book can show educators how to transform stress and trauma and create more equitable and peaceful learning environments."
— Daniel Rechtschaffen, author of The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook
“Compassion is quintessential.' Wow, we have been searching for this! Mindfulness Practices: Cultivating Heart Centered School Communities Where Students Focus and Flourish is like a breath of fresh air and includes the recipe for success for students and adults. Mason, Murphy Rivers, and Jackson create a sense of urgency, offer practical techniques, and give a road map for us to follow for creating compassionate learning communities, complete with case studies and mindful reflection questions. Mindfulness practices are the true way to meet the needs of everyone we serve!"
— David G. Hornak, superintendent, Holt Public Schools, executive director, National Association for Year-Round Education
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