1st Edition

Mindfulness in the Classroom Mindful Principles for Social and Emotional Learning

By Season Mussey Copyright 2019
    222 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Mindfulness can be used in the classroom as a method to increase overall teacher effectiveness, raise student achievement, and reignite the joy of teaching and learning. Mindfulness in the Classroom introduces eight mindful principles that support social and emotional learning for teachers and students in today's schools, leading to increased empathy, kindness, self-awareness, integrity, self-control, and honesty. The book provides an introduction and theoretical overview of mindfulness, followed by a discussion of the eight mindful principles. Research-based evidence is presented alongside differentiated teaching activities and classroom examples, helping to bridge the gap from theory to practice. Larger implications for schools and society are also discussed, including a call to use these principles to teach the whole child. Mindfulness in the Classroom offers teachers and students a guide for the journey back to the heart of teaching and learning.

    Acknowledgments Part I: Mindfulness Matters How to Use This Book Mindfulness for Teaching and Learning: The Foundations A Mindfulness Framework Part Ii: The Eight Principles Principle 1: ā€œIā€ Work Principle 2: Creativity Principle 3: Cultivating Connections Principle 4: Writing Principle 5: Breathing and Movement Principle 6: Gratitude Principle 7: Holding Space Principle 8: Commit-to-One Part Iii: To Teach And Learn A Call to Action Imagining a Mindful World References Appendix: Sample Lesson Plans About the Author


    Season Mussey, Ed.D., loves teaching and learning. She believes that empowering teachers will improve schools, bring hope to families, and transform communities. She has a BA in Biology, an MA in curriculum design and an Ed.D. in teaching and learning. She lives in Austin, TX, with her beloved family and dog, Darwin.

    Mussey believes that social and emotional learning is needed before any true academic learning can occur. This book would appeal to a K-12 educator who is looking to incorporate more SEL strategies into daily interactions with students.,Shawn Lawn,MiddleWeb, 8/29/19