Mindfulness practices buoy students in Sacramento’s Einstein Middle School

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.



How do you already practice mindful teaching in your classroom?

Mindful teaching can take many different forms in the classroom. These include being reflective, practicing meditation, stopping and paying attention, and exploring multiple perspectives on an issue. You may already be using some of these mindful teaching practices regularly without calling it "mindful teaching." Assume for a moment that you already are practicing mindful teaching. How would you describe it to a friend, colleague, or student?


"Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh;a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;  


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