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Teachers and Mindfulness
Format: Audiovisual
Publication Year: 2013
Sources ID: 62561
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
Study from the Center for Healthy Minds shows mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout.Mindfulness, a notion that stems from centuries-old meditative traditions and is now taught in a secular way, is a technique to heighten attention, empathy and other pro-social emotions through an awareness of thoughts, external stimuli, or bodily sensations such as breath. While teachers play a critical role in nurturing children's well-being, progress in addressing teacher stress has been elusive. Stress and burnout among teachers is a major concern for school districts nationwide, affecting the quality of education and incurring increased costs in recruiting and sustaining teachers.