The Mindful Education Workbook: Lessons for Teaching Mindfulness to Students

The Mindful Education Workbook: Lessons for Teaching Mindfulness to Students

by Daniel Rechtschaffen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393710465
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 90,460
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Daniel Rechtschaffen, a Marriage and Family Therapist, has a master’s degree in counseling psychology. He founded the Mindful Education Institute and the Omega Mindfulness in Education conference, has developed a variety of curricula for mindfulness in the classroom, and leads mindfulness trainings for schools and communities around the world.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Getting Started 1

Part I Beginning with Ourselves 13

Walking the Mindful Talk 15

The Mindfulness Literacies 17

Inner Assessment Worksheet 26

Setting Up a Successful Mindfulness Practice 29

Setting Up a Mindfulness Practice Worksheet 35

Mindfulness Recommendations from Teachers 39

The Art of Introspection 41

Becoming Our Own Teachers Worksheet 46

Part II Introducing Mindfulness: Resources and Recommendations 49

Mindful Teaching Tools 53

Engaging Our Audience 59

Nurturing a Mindful Classroom 62

Mindful Classroom Worksheet 64

A Developmental Mindfulness Model 66

Developmental Mindfulness Worksheet 74

Diversity and Questioning Assumptions 77

Trauma-Informed Teaching 81

Trauma-Informed Teaching Worksheet 85

Part III Mindfulness Lessons for Students: Classroom Activities, Practices, and Techniques 89

Mindful Learning Objectives 92

Mindfulness Lesson Layout 98

Introducing Mindfulness to Students 102

The Five Realms of Mindful Literacy 105

Mindful Reflection Worksheet 108

Physical Literacy Lessons 111

Shake It Off 113

Language of Sensations 116

Playing Mindfulness 119

Deep Relaxation 122

Slow-Motion Mindfulness 125

Mental Literacy Lessons 129

Anchor Breathing 131

Mindful Seeing 134

Mindful Listening 137

Popcorn Thoughts 141

The Distraction Game 144

Emotional Literacy Lessons 149

Heartful Phrases 151

Hoots of Emotions 155

Difficult Emotions 159

Generating Gratitude 163

Positive Qualities 167

Social Literacy Lessons 171

Just Like Me 173

Flaw and Tell 176

Rose and Thorn 180

Questioning Assumptions 184

Mindful Engagement 188

Global Literacy Lessons 191

Mindful Eating 193

Mindful Spaces 197

Natural World 200

Know Your World 204

Life Cycle Assessment 207

Integration Practices 211

Weather Report 213

Stress Check 215

Mindful Test Prep 217

Who's Driving? 218

Who Wants to Lead a Lesson? 220

Part IV Recommendations for Integration 221

A Day in the Life of a Mindful Class 223

Mindful Education Lesson Worksheet 230

Introducing Mindfulness to Our Communities 233

Insights and Recommendations from Mindful Education Leaders 239

Making the Case for Mindfulness Worksheet 245

Summing Up 250

References 253

Index 257

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