Want to Bring Mindful Practices to Your Students?
This book provides the inspiration and resources to take action. In these powerful lessons from the field you’ll learn best practices as well as what to avoid from many of those who have been at the forefront of bringing mindfulness to schools.
I’m pleased to have been one of the editors responsible for compiling this collection to share the wisdom of over three dozen passionate school educators. This collaborative book utilizes inspiring storytelling to give a multi-perspective exploration of the emergence of mindfulness in US education. Together they make the case for mindfulness in schools and show firsthand how establishing a foundation of mindfulness prioritizes well-being and supercharges all learning.
This book is a collaboration of Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully (COSEM), a nonprofit that supports educators by connecting them with mindfulness-based mentors, trainings and resources for cognitive, social and emotional learning. Through local chapters, conferences, online learning summits and more, COSEM empowers educators to explore, personally practice and integrate mindfulness in their classrooms and schools.
Learn more and sign up for COSEM’s newsletter at www.educatingmindfully.org.
Praise for Educating Mindfully: Stories of School Transformation Through Mindfulness
“Full of specific examples and tools, this compelling book shows many ways to bring the educational and personal value of mindfulness to all kinds of children in a variety of settings. Credible and full of common sense, a wonderful resource for every teacher.”
~ Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness
“This book is a beautiful offering to the world. It is filled with powerful stories and learnings from the frontlines of the mindfulness in education movement. This book is a must-have for anyone engaged in sharing mindfulness with educators or young people.”
~ Meena Srinivasan, Executive Director, Transformative Educational Leadership, Author of SEL Every Day and Teach, Breathe, Learn
“With love and rigor, this book highlights the many ways that mindfulness can be a transformative resource to students and teachers alike. Using grounded examples that convey powerful lessons from the field, the book is an essential resource for those in the mindfulness in education movement.”
~ David Treleaven, Ph.D., Author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing
“This is an extraordinary collection, a delicious feast of wisdom and experience from some of the pioneers and leading practitioners in mindfulness in education. As the field enters its adolescence, this book offers an incredible opportunity to share stories, learn from our successes as well as our growing pains, and generate a collective community wisdom. I believe the reader will come away with a clear sense of where the mindfulness in education community has been, and inspiration for the amazing possibilities for the next generation!”
~ Dzung X. Vo, M.D., Author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time, Board Member, Mindfulness in Education Network
“If you want to know what’s actually happening with mindfulness in schools, this is the perfect collection for educators. A superb collection of relevant, robust, and real-life examples to build understanding and capacity. As a school superintendent this will be an invaluable resource for our teams.”
~ Timothy J. Steinhauer, Ed.D., Mt. Lebanon School District Superintendent of Schools, PA