The Research


One of the first questions we are trained to ask as educators is:

“Is this research-based?”

You may be pleased to discover the following research on mindfulness:

Mindfulness can improve teachers’ well-being and support them in creating and maintaining optimal classroom environments and supportive relationships with challenging students.

Jennings, P. A. (2014). Early Childhood Teachers’ Well-Being, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion in Relation to Classroom Quality and Attitudes Towards Challenging Students. Mindfulness, 6(4), 732–743.

Head Start teachers with mindfulness practice reported fewer health conditions, better health behaviors, and being more effective with their students.

Whitaker, R. C., Dearth-Wesley, T., Gooze, R. A., Becker, B. D., Gallagher, K. C., & McEwen, B. S. (2014). Adverse childhood experiences, dispositional mindfulness, and adult health. Preventive Medicine, 67, 147–153.

Mindfulness training can produce measurable change in teachers’ sense of well-being, teaching self-efficacy, classroom management, and interactions with their students.

Singh, N. N., Lancioni, G. E., Winton, A. S. W., Karazsia, B. T., & Singh, J. (2013). Mindfulness Training for Teachers Changes the Behavior of Their Preschool Students. Research in Human Development, 10(3), 211–233.

Which of the following benefits of mindfulness would you like more of for yourself?

Please select as many as you'd like.

So, what are some skills, attitudes, and benefits of mindfulness?