The latest research in mindfulness and education can be challenging to keep track of because there is so much of it and it cuts across many academic disciplines. In the "Learn" section you will find an updated collection of scholarly references and news on mindfulness to help educators learn about the latest research and how you might use it to inform your teaching.
There are four types of content in this section:
Research Studies Scholarly articles with summaries to help highlight the relevant ideas for educators
News Articles Timely articles from the media on topics related to mindfulness.
Interviews Video interviews with teachers and scholars from around the globe with expertise in connecting mindfuless and education.
Tools Practical Resources to support the integration of mindfulness practices in to schools.
Research and Tools for Enhancing Mindfulness in Schools
This article enterainingly takes on what is deemed "a skeptics point of view" about mindfulness in education. Written by a parent of a child who attends a school that utilizes mindfulness, it raises the issue of mindfulness in schools often being used as a reactive measure. If it is used soley to raise scores or eliminate negative behaviors is it still truly mindfulness? Mindfulness experts chime in on the issue to create a thought provoking read on the way mindfulness is being implemented in schools.
Nine schools in Reading, MA have introduced mindfulness into their everyday curriculum. The Boston Globe reports on the shift towards mindfulness in the Reading school district, along with a greater focus on social emotional learning across Massachusetts.
Mindfulness practices fill a range of needs in the lives of Sacramento area elementary and middle school students. Here, local teachers see the benefits of mindfulness in their classrooms as they seek to help students combat stress, connect with their classmates, and be present in the age of constant internet distractions at our fingertips.
Lauren Cassini Davis presents a discussion of how mindfulness is being applied in classroom contexts in New York City schools, and offers readers insight into the history of research on the mental health benefits of mindfulness practice.
"Many New York schools are incorporating mindfulness training to help students handle stress and replacing lectures ...with interactive sessions on life skills, such as communication and decision-making."
“The Arizona K12 Center’s annual Teacher Leadership Institute strives to be a place where teacher leaders can focus on these imperatives and develop mind-sets, skills and strategies to help them become strong, effective and inspirational leaders.