With attention spans waning and stress on the rise, many teachers are looking for new ways to help students concentrate, learn, and thrive. The powerful new educational paradigm of student mindfulness opens the doors for teachers to cultivate attention, compassion, and well-being in their classrooms.
Having taught mindfulness in schools and communities around the world, psychologist Daniel Rechtschaffen offers practical mindfulness tools for teachers in his Mindful Education series, collected here for the first time in this two-book set. Students are told to pay attention a thousand times in school, but rarely are they taught how. The Way of Mindful Education is a practical guide for exercising students' attention muscles and building stress relief and self-compassion both in students and 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.
The Mindful Education Workbook provides a structured curriculum for implementing mindful education in the classroom. Teachers and administrators can use this workbook—rich with simple, effective lessons, tips, charts, checklists, and worksheets—to bring mindfulness-based lessons into their schools and support the health and well-being of both students and teachers.