The Way of Mindful Education Cultivating Well Being in Teachers and Students

Author: Daniel Rechtschaffen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039370954X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A new educational paradigm for youth mindfulness. “If you are a teacher, or an educator, or involved in school administration and curriculum development, the book you hold in your hands has the potential to transform your life, the lives of your students, and the life of the school itself, as well as education in America.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, from the Foreword With attention spans waning and stress on the rise, many teachers are looking for new ways to help students concentrate, learn, and thrive. The Way of Mindful Education is a practical guide for cultivating attention, compassion, and well-being not only in these students, but also in teachers themselves. Packed with lesson plans, exercises, and considerations for specific age groups and students with special needs, this working manual demonstrates the real world application of mindfulness practices in K-12 classrooms. Part I, Why Mindful Education Matters, explains what mindfulness is, the science behind its benefits for students and educators, and the inspiring work that is already underway in the Mindful Education movement. In Part II, Begin with Yourself, we are reminded that in order to teach mindfully, we need to be mindful. Here teachers will learn the when, where, and how of mindfulness so they can effectively embody its practices with their students. Mindfulness practices offer teachers self-care and attention skills that prepare them to teach with greater energy and mastery. Discover how simple exercises can help manage stress, focus attention, develop compassion, and savor positive experiences in everyday life. Part III, Cultivating a Mindful Classroom, explores the qualities of a mindful teacher, the ingredients of a mindful learning environment, and helpful skills for appropriate, supportive work with cultural diversity, student stress and trauma, and varying age groups and developmental stages. Finally, in Part IV, Mindful Education Curriculum, we learn eighteen ready-to-use mindfulness lessons for use in schools. These practical exercises, designed to foster skills like embodiment, attention, heartfulness, and interconnectedness, can be readily adapted for any age group and population, and the author draws from his extensive personal experience to offer a wealth of tips for introducing them to students in real-time. Decades of research indicate the impressive benefits of mindfulness in social, emotional, and cognitive development, and as an antidote to emotional dysregulation, attention deficits, and social difficulties. This book invites teachers, administrators, and anyone else involved in education to take advantage of this vital tool and become purveyors of a mindful, compassionate, ethical, and effective way of teaching.

Der achtsame Therapeut

Author: Daniel J. Siegel
Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
ISBN: 3641068797
Format: PDF
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Studien belegen, dass die Gegenwärtigkeit und Achtsamkeit des Therapeuten zentral für den Behandlungserfolg sind. Dr. med. Daniel Siegel, Autor des hochgelobten Buches »Das achtsame Gehirn«, eröffnet einen neuartigen Zugang zu therapeutischer Arbeit, der die Art und Weise, wie wir Therapie verstehen, in den kommenden Jahren revolutionieren wird. Wie Therapie Erfolg hat Wichtiges Grundlagenwerk für die therapeutische Praxis Von einem der renommiertesten Gehirnforscher weltweit

Mindful Alignment

Author: Sabre Cherkowski
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498570798
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mindful Alignment: Foundations of Educator Flourishing develops a foundation for educators to flourish by promoting self-awareness as a mindful approach to ongoing professional inquiry. It presents three mindful arts—the art of well-being; the art of positive relationships; and the art of living from strengths, passions, and purposes—detailing several practices that, when executed over time, can provide a focus for developing mindful alignment. The authors present an approach to personal, professional learning that encourages educators to slow down, create space to notice, and then nurture their intentions and actions toward fulfilling their purposes and passions, in order to grow a sense of flourishing at work and overcome the challenges presented by teaching in ever increasingly fast-paced, rapidly-changing, accountability-driven professional environments.

Teaching with Compassion

Author: Peter Kaufman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475836562
Format: PDF, Docs
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Teaching with Compassion offers practical tools and strategies designed to help educators foster a culture of care and compassion. It draws on real life examples and exercises to demonstrate the power and potential of teaching from the heart. Written for both experienced and novice educators alike, this book is sure to provide ongoing inspiration.

Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understanding

Author: Debra Rader
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351595237
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understanding is a comprehensive resource for educators in primary and early years classrooms. It provides teachers with a complete framework for developing intercultural understanding among pupils and includes practical and creative strategies and activities to stimulate discussion, awareness and comprehension of intercultural issues and ideas. Drawing on the most current research and work in the field of intercultural competence and existing models of intercultural understanding, this book explores topics such as: understanding culture and language the importance of personal and cultural identity engaging with difference cultivating positive attitudes and beliefs embedding awareness of local and global issues in students designing a classroom with intercultural understanding in mind. With detailed ready-to-use, enquiry-based lesson plans, which incorporate children's literature, talking points and media resources, this book encourages the practitioner to consider intercultural understanding as another lens through which to view the curriculum when creating and choosing learning materials and activities. Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understanding sets out to help the reader engage young hearts and minds with global and local concepts in a way that is easily integrated into the life of all primary schools – from New York to New Delhi, from Birmingham to Bangkok.

Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools

Author: Catherine P. Cook-Cottone, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826131735
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the first research-based text intended to help teachers and practitioners implement mindfulness and yoga programs in schools. A complete review of the literature on mindfulness and yoga interventions is provided along with detailed steps on how to implement such programs. Training requirements, classroom set-up, trauma-sensitive practices, and existing quality programs are reviewed. Twelve core principles of mindfulness and yoga in schools are woven throughout for the utmost in continuity. As a whole, the book provides tools for enhancing classroom and school practices as well as personal well-being. It is distinguished by its emphasis on research, translation of research into practice, and insight into potential roadblocks when using mindfulness and yoga in schools. Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools provides: A thorough examination of the efficacy of mindfulness and yoga in reducing stress and conflict and enhancing student engagement to serve as a rationale for integrating such programs into schools How-to sections for training, classroom and lesson plan preparation, and implementing specific techniques and comprehensive programs Photographs, scripts, and figures to help implement your own programs A tool for assessing and cultivating teacher and student self-care Part I reviews the conceptual model for embodied self-regulation and the risks associated with a lack of self-regulation, an intervention model used in education, and tips for implementing mindfulness and yogic practices within this approach. Parts II and III review the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and yoga and critically review the mindfulness and yoga protocols and interventions implemented in schools. Part IV addresses mindful self-care for students and teachers, including a scale for establishing self-care goals and a scoring system.

Stillsitzen wie ein Frosch

Author: Eline Snel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442220281
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Übungen aus dem Gedankengut der Achtsamkeitsbewegung für 5- bis 12-jährige Schüler zum Umgang mit Konzentrations- und Schlafstörungen sowie zur Entspannung und zum Ausgleich des Gefühlshaushalts. Kernübungen finden sich auf beigelegter CD.

The Mindful Education Two Book Set

Author: Daniel Rechtschaffen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393711882
Format: PDF, ePub
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The new educational paradigm for student mindfulness: Daniel Rechtschaffen's The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook, now available in a two-book set.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

Author: Amanda Ie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118294912
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes

Frei sein wo immer du bist

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher:
ISBN: 3899019407
Format: PDF, Docs
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Wie wir in jeder Lebenssituation - unabhängig von unseren äußeren Umständen - unsere Freiheit bewahren können, ist Thema dieses kleinen, sehr persönlich gehaltenen Buches. Es basiert auf einem Vortrag, den Thich Nhat Hanh vor Insassen eines amerikanischen Gefängnisses gehalten hat. Darin zeigt er, dass Achtsamkeit für das, was wir fühlen und denken, für unser Handeln und für unsere Umgebung , die zentrale Grundlage unserer (inneren) Freiheit ist. Eine Freiheit, die wiederum die Voraussetzung für Glück und menschliche Würde ist. Thich Nhat Hanh wendet sich hier an ein Auditorium, das spirituell in keiner Weise vorbelastet ist. Von daher sind seine Ausführungen zum achtsamen Leben sehr anschaulich. Thich Nhat Hanh, einer der bedeutendsten buddhistischen Lehrer der Gegenwart, zeigt, wie wir mit dem Leben im gegenwärtigen Moment tiefer in Berührung kommen und dadurch Freiheit und Glück verwirklichen können - wo immer wir sind.