• Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

Author(s) Patricia A Jennings
ISBN10 0393708071
ISBN13 9780393708073
Format Paperback
Pages 288
Year Publish 2015 Feburary


Mindful awareness practices to help teachers recognize and regulate emotional reactivity in their classrooms.

Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most demanding. This book offers simple, ready-to-use, and evidence-proven mindfulness techniques to help educators manage the stresses of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize both their teaching and their students’ knowledge acquisition. Drawing on basic and applied research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and education, as well as the author’s extensive experience as a mindfulness practitioner, teacher, and scientist, it includes exercises in mindfulness, emotional awareness, movement, listening, and more, all with real-time classroom applications.

About the Author:

Patricia A. Jennings, MEd, PhD is an Associate Professor of Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. A regular mindfulness practitioner for over 40 years, she has spent most of her life exploring how mindfulness can enhance teaching and learning. After 22 years as a classroom teacher and teacher educator, Dr. Jennings received her doctorate in human development from the University of California Davis and studied health psychology at the University of California San Francisco. Now an internationally recognized leader in the field of mindfulness in education, her current research focuses on mindfulness-based approaches to improving the social and emotional classroom context and student learning.