In today’s schools, students and teachers feel unprecedented – even alarming – levels of stress. How can we create calmer classrooms in which students concentrate better and feel more positive about themselves and others? Author Thomas Armstrong offers a compelling answer in the form of mindfulness, a secular practice he defines as the intentional focus of one’s attention on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way.
In Mindfulness in the Classroom, Armstrong:
Dozens of observations from teachers, students, researchers and practitioners provide striking evidence of the power of mindfulness and offer hope to anyone who wants to make classrooms more productive places of learning.