After discovering the skills and attitudes of mindfulness, which will you need to meet your aspirations?
Benefits for Teachers
Mindfulness helps teachers choose how to respond to the many different priorities that need their attention.
It helps them create the pause to bring their full attention and awareness to the present moment without judgment. Attention control, self-awareness, and emotional regulation are all proven benefits of mindfulness.
What do teachers have to say about mindfulness in the classroom?
We had a day when the power went out at school. The kindergartners were able to self-regulate with deep breathing to calm themselves because it was dark and many are afraid of the dark. The tools that I received from the SEL program were invaluable during this time
Sarah Uszak (kindergarten teacher, Prospect Elementary School)
My students would come in after recess, lunch, or the birthday snack completely rambunctious and distracted. By using a few mindful minutes at the beginning of class to practice mindfulness, students most times were able to settle into the moment and focus their attention on what we were creating that day.
Caryl, K-4 Art Teacher
To achieve the benefits of mindfulness, you must choose to make it a part of your daily life.