Mindful magazine defines the practice as “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” It’s not the absence of thinking, but more the ability to let go of our thoughts and focus on the here and now.
But while student-centric initiatives get all the accolades, there’s real evidence that more mindful teachers have a positive impact on their classrooms and, by association, their personal lives, relationships, travel experiences, and more. Want to put that idea to the test? Take a deep breath, and…
TV news guy Dan Harris shepherds “fidgety skeptics” through approachable guided meditations and the science behind them.
This mindfulness primer in disguise features short works by poets from Shakespeare to Kerouac.
This self-paced, six-week course covers the basics of mindfulness and focuses on developing educators’ personal practices.