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Mindfulness: Beneficial or Baloney?

Mindfulness: Beneficial or Baloney? | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Scholars want to know whether the practice helps young kids of color succeed academically.
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What Happens in the Brain When Children Learn?

What Happens in the Brain When Children Learn? | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Have you lost your house keys recently? If so, you probably applied a spot of logical thinking. You looked first in the most obvious places – bags and pockets – and then mentally retraced your steps to the point when you last used them.

Researchers looking at child development often use search-and-find tasks to look at the ways in which children apply what they are learning about the physical world. Tests carried out on toddlers reveal that something quite remarkable happens in child development between the ages of two and five – a stage identified by both educationalists and neuroscientists as critical to the capacity for learning.

Dr Sara Baker is a researcher into early childhood at the Faculty of Education. She is interested in the role of the brain’s prefrontal lobe in how young children learn to adapt their understanding to an ever-shifting environment. Many of her studies chart changes in children’s ways of thinking about the world. She uses longitudinal designs to examine the shape of individual children’s learning curves month by month.

Research by Baker and colleagues is contributing to an understanding of the acquisition of skills essential to learning. She explains: “The brain’s frontal lobe is one of the four major divisions of the cerebral cortex. It regulates decision-making, problem-solving and behaviour. We call these functions executive skills – they are at the root of the cognitive differences between humans and other animals. My executive functions enable me to resist a slice of cake when I know I’m soon having dinner.”

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Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
All you need is a single breath.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 3, 8:10 AM

Implication is that all you need to do is take a mindful breath but getting to the point where it works takes training and discipline. Another over simplification.

Tom Wojick's curator insight, January 4, 3:48 PM

More accidents and injuries could be avoided if organizations included mindfulness training with their employees.

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How Mindfulness Can Help Educators and Students - Education World

How Mindfulness Can Help Educators and Students - Education World | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Guest contributor Emily Rosen discusses how practicing mindfulness can improve K-12 education.
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Mindfulness in Schools: The Missing Piece of Modern Education

Mindfulness practices support not only students but also staff. When mindfulness is practiced at the beginning of the school day, it helps bring focus into the ...
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10 Minute Guided Mindfulness Meditation Awareness Focus Present Moment

Practicing Mindful Meditation will help your everyday ability to be present to the moment. 10 minutes to calm your mind and be clear in thought.
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How To Add a Watermark to a Google Doc

How To Add a Watermark to a Google Doc | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Personalization is an oft sought after goal when it comes to your Google Apps creations.

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How to practice mindfulness: Expert tips on learning to embrace the present

How to practice mindfulness: Expert tips on learning to embrace the present | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Your head is spinning after another hectic day. You feel stressed, confused, pulled in different directions. You are not living in, much less enjoying, the here and now.
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Moving from Multitasking to Mindfulness

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“The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will. No one is master of himself if he have it not.
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How Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Learning - InformED

How Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Learning - InformED | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
It's no secret that social and emotional well-being can directly influence academic outcomes. When we are in tune with our emotions, we pay attention to

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 8, 2015 10:18 PM

Mindfulness supports social-emotional learning (SEL),


This article defines mindfulness and provides quick summaries of 6 research studies that found a range of k-12 students benefited from mindfulness activities, weeks after the research study ended.


Plus, the article highlights six different activities you can use with your students: http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/contemplative-pedagogy/

James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, March 9, 2015 11:31 AM

From the article:  "We now know that neuroplasticity allows us to make profound changes in the way  our bodies and minds function at any age. So helping students learn to train  their bodies and minds through the use of mindful awareness practices can make a  real and lasting difference."  Some interesting points raised (and how would things be different if we all paused 2 seconds to think before responding to someone?)

Joan Serrat's curator insight, April 29, 2015 11:01 AM

Com promocionar el mindfulness

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Why Emotions Matter In Today's Leadership

Why Emotions Matter In Today's Leadership | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Learn what the latest neuroscience studies reveal about the importance of emotions to successful leadership in today's organizations.

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 18, 2015 4:50 PM

Our emotions not only influence what our brain focuses on, but it can also completely change how we remember details. This is an important key for all leaders to be mindful in their roles.

 

(From the article): Ultimately, what this comes down to and what the various studies from the neuroscience field help us to better appreciate is that our leadership is not defined by us, but through the memories and experiences of those we lead.

And this brings us back to the fundamental truth of succeeding at leadership today – that it’s not about serving our own wants and needs, but about how we can help those under our care to attain that level of success and fulfillment that fuels their drive to do better and to be better going forward.

Amy Melendez's curator insight, February 19, 2015 12:28 AM

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These findings also cement the truth of why the command-and-control style of leadership is no longer effective given how we can’t lean on our positional authority to assume our perspective and memories are correct [Share on Twitter].

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7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Science is showing that meditation is very deserving of its newfound fame.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 12, 2015 7:12 AM

It may be the coolest fad on the block, but this really has sustainability!

Pacific Cove's curator insight, February 14, 2015 9:21 PM

...mindfulness meditation decreases activity in the default mode network (DMN), the brain network responsible for mind-wandering and self-referential thoughts – a.k.a., “monkey mind.”  #Seniors #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregiving #Caregivers

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Blog

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This week Grant Wiggins, who was in Paris at the time of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks, wrote a timely piece in which he argues that school is where future attacks will be prevented. He is...
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10 Positive Psychology Studies to Change Your View of Happiness

10 Positive Psychology Studies to Change Your View of Happiness | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
The more I discover about positive psychology, the more I am reminded that happiness is rarely found in material possessions or worldly pursuits.

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Being mindful to improve the conversations you have with yourself

Being mindful to improve the conversations you have with yourself | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
We all have conversations going on constantly in our heads. For some of us they are subtle, passive, and help us feel protected and safe. For others, they are much more aggressive and destructive. Make your self-talk work for you rather than against you.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 12:13 PM

Mindfulness of the content and intent of these internal conversations is important.

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The potential role of mindsets in unleashing employee engagement

Official Full-Text Publication: The potential role of mindsets in unleashing employee engagement on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.

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Mindfulness meditation may improve memory for teens | Fox News

Mindfulness meditation may improve memory for teens | Fox News | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Adolescents assigned to a mindfulness meditation program appeared to have improvements in memory in a recent study.
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Mindfulness in schools workshop

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Think Carrot! programme for mindfulness in schools.Think Carrot! is a mindfulness programme designed to help children and young people develop a greater awareness of themselves, their bodies and their...
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Mindfulness in Context: A Historical Discourse Analysis

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‘Mindfulness’ has become a buzzword, yet its meaning and origins have received relatively little critical consideration. This article places the current ‘mindfulness movement’ in context, examining the evolving discourse surrounding the concept of mindfulness. Through the first systematic etymology of the term, drawing from old Western and Buddhist writings, contemporary psychology and popular media, it is established that the contemporary understanding of mindfulness has been substantially simplified and divorced from its origins. However, quantitative data suggests that this manoeuvre was essential for the mainstreaming of the concept. Moreover, the resulting momentum has stimulated a new and dynamic discourse about the relationship between ‘secular’ mindfulness and Buddhism, sparking questions about ‘McMindfulness’, ‘stealth’ Buddhism and cultural imperialism. Therefore, this article argues that the recontextualisation of mindfulness created the scaffolding that supported the emergence of a deeper and more meaningful conversation about its implications for Buddhism and society that we see today.

Sun, J. (2014). Mindfulness in Context: A Historical Discourse Analysis. Contemporary Buddhism, 15, 2 (pp. 394-415). doi: 10.1080/14639947.2014.978088

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The science of mindfulness for leaders

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If you are involved in any way with HR or L&D it is likely you have heard about mindfulness. It may well feature somewhere on your ‘to do’ list, whether filed in the ‘figure out what everyone is talking about’ column, or under choosing a ‘taster’ session or programme for your organisation.
Whether it is central to your strategy right now, or just on your horizon, knowing more about how mindfulness has come to prominence and how it can help you is a step in the right direction.


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Happiness, Laughter and Humour: Critical Components of Positive Education And Mental Health Literacy

Happiness, Laughter and Humour: Critical Components of Positive Education And Mental Health Literacy | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Professional Development for 21st Century Educators | eCourses, Coached Network Building, Action Research, & Project Based Learning
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Mindfulness and Cultivating Creativity

Accessing the mind’s default mode

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How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up.
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The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it

Do you want more from your life?

More happiness? Better health? Deeper relationships? Increased productivity?

What if I told you that just one thing can help you in all of those areas?


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Why the teaching of emotional literacy is so important - Innovate My School

Why the teaching of emotional literacy is so important - Innovate My School | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Schoolchildren obviously need to know the ins-and-outs of English, maths, science et al, but what about the areas surrounding emotional wellbeing? Veteran SEN and mental health specialist Julia Sharman takes a look at why this area is so crucial.
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