on Education

Thursday, July 14 2011

“How’s it going?” I asked Susan during our follow-up phone coaching session. A second-grade teacher, Susan had recently completed the first weekend of the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) mindfulness-based teacher professional development program, and had begun practicing bringing a more mindful approach to her teaching.

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posted by Tish Jennings, 9:31 am
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Monday, June 13 2011

Inadvertently, No Child Left Behind has resulted in teachers more stressed-out than ever. This is where practicing mindful awareness can make all the difference.

The classroom is a set-up for the stress response. I’m trying to get through this lesson so my kids will do well on the standardized tests and I’ll be able to keep my job. But my students aren’t paying attention and don’t care a hoot about this test.

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posted by Tish Jennings, 9:14 am
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