Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

September 6, 2015

August/September 2015, Book review

Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

This book offers simple, ready-to-use, 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.

This book offers simple, ready-to-use, 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.

by Patricia A. Jennings —

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

Although teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, it is also one of the most demanding.

Jennings is an internationally recognized leader in the field of mindfulness in education, and her current research focuses on mindfulness-based approaches to improve the social and emotional classroom context and student learning.

This book offers simple, ready-to-use, 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, the book includes exercises in mindfulness, emotional awareness, movement, listening and more, all with real-time classroom applications.

 

$22.95 — W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 500 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10110.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 4, August/September 2015.

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