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Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom: effective, low-cost way for educators to help students manage stress

Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom: effective, low-cost way for educators to help students manage stress

by Jeanie M. Iberlin


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Mindfulness is an effective, low-cost way for educators to help students improve their social and emotional wellness as they learn and grow. The authors share practical tools that align to the five key categories of mindfulness benefits—stress reduction, attention, emotional control, positive self-concept, and positive interactions—and offer a step-by-step process for establishing a formal school or classroom mindfulness program.


  • Recognize what mindfulness is and is not, in order to use mindfulness practices in the classroom, so that students know how to cope with their emotions.

  • Consider research that presents the benefits of mindfulness practices, to help students focus their brains for extended periods of time and increase their emotional intelligence.

  • Get student-friendly definitions of mindfulness terms, to make students more mindful of their emotions and ultimately foster better classroom cultures and higher student achievement.

  • Answer chapter-ending comprehension questions and compare your answers to those provided in an appendix, to examine your understanding of mindfulness.


Chapter 1: Research and Theory

Chapter 2: Stress Reduction

Chapter 3: Attention

Chapter 4: Emotional Control

Chapter 5: Positive Self-Concept

Chapter 6: Positive Interactions

Chapter 7: Steps for Implementing Mindfulness in Your Classroom or School


Appendix A: Answers to Comprehension Questions

Appendix B: Noteworthy Books, Programs, and Resources

References and Resources

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943360093
Publisher: Marzano Resources
Publication date: 02/17/2017
Series: Classroom Strategies Series
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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"Mindfulness training, with its immense benefits, is embraced in many professional training arenas, including major corporations and even the Navy SEALs, but it lags in the arena of educating our most precious assets. The time is now for us to train the whole mind of our students, and Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom is an excellent resource to help educators get onboard."

—Mark Divine, Author, Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level; Founder, SEALFIT

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