How do I become a mindful teacher?
- Take a moment to breathe. It sounds strange, but sometimes we get so caught up in our day that we actually forget to breathe.
- Listen carefully.
- Ground yourself.
- Use your sense of smell.
- Try a change of scenery.
- Walk mindfully.
- Make an authentic connection.
What is the difference between SEL and mindfulness? In short, SEL is a process that is more complex than mindfulness — it requires more skills and has more specific goals compared to mindfulness, like problem solving or relationship building.
Does mindfulness work school? A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems.
What does mindfulness do for students? Studies show that the benefits of mindfulness may include: Increased focus, attention, self-control, classroom participation, compassion. Improved academic performance, ability to resolve conflict, overall well-being. Decreased levels of stress, depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior.