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Looking to bring mindfulness to your school? In today’s data-based world, the research used to support the practice is your best tool and ally. As a mindfulness teacher who frequently works in the field of education, I rely on the most up-to-date research to educate school systems with whom I work and to advocate for the importance of what I do.
Unlike many other “strategies,” the process of classroom implementation is very much about teaching with your being. This is not a quick fix. When the adult in the room is transformed, the classroom climate changes, too. This is the ultimate goal: not to introduce mindfulness as a strategy-based intervention, but instead to change the overall climate, tone, and quality of interaction so that it is more conducive to the health and wholeness of teacher and student.