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Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools

Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools | Transformational Education | Scoop.it
At first glance, Quiet Time - a stress reduction strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, as well as in scattered schools around the Bay Area - looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s.
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Bringing us back to ourselves, mindfulness practice tempers even the most volatile people.

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Mindful Schools: Online Courses for Learning Mindfulness and Teaching Mindfulness to K-12 Children and Adolescents

Mindful Schools: Online Courses for Learning Mindfulness and Teaching Mindfulness to K-12 Children and Adolescents | Transformational Education | Scoop.it
Our mission is to help lead the integration of mindfulness into education. We are a non-profit organization that offers a complete multi-level training program for adults, in-class instruction for children, and other resources to support mindfulness in education. Our program has used a scientifically proven technique called mindfulness to teach self-awareness, focus, impulse control, and empathy to over 18,000 children and 750 teachers in 70 schools, about 70% serving predominantly low-income children. We have conducted training and workshops for over 2,500 public and private school parents, teachers, therapists, and other professionals in education and social work.
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Starting early!

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Contemplative Pedagogy ~ Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Contemplative Pedagogy ~ Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Transformational Education | Scoop.it

Contemplative pedagogy involves teaching methods designed to cultivate deepened awareness, concentration, and insight.  Contemplation fosters additional ways of knowing that complement the rational methods of traditional liberal arts education.  As Tobin Hart states, “Inviting the contemplative simply includes the natural human capacity for knowing through silence, looking inward, pondering deeply, beholding, witnessing the contents of our consciousness….  These approaches cultivate an inner technology of knowing….”  This cultivation is the aim of contemplative pedagogy, teaching that includes methods “designed to quiet and shift the habitual chatter of the mind to cultivate a capacity for deepened awareness, concentration, and insight.”  Such methods include journals, music, art, poetry, dialogue, questions, and guided meditation.

 

"In the classroom, these forms of inquiry are not employed as religious practices but as pedagogical techniques for learning through refined attention or mindfulness.  Research confirms that these contemplative forms of inquiry can offset the constant distractions of our multi-tasking, multi-media culture.  Thus, creative teaching methods that integrate the ancient practice of contemplation innovatively meet the particular needs of today’s students.

 

"The following video, produced here at the CFT, features interviews with faculty members of Vanderbilt’s contemplative pedagogy group describing the roles these forms of inquiry play in their teaching."


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Mindfulness and Neuroscience: A Contemplative Curriculum for K-12 Students (2013)

Presenter: Betsy Hanger After Reading, Writing, and 'Rithmetic, is Reflection the New "Fourth R"? In this video presentation, veteran teacher Betsy Hanger wi...
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Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning by Daniel P. Barbezat, Mirabai Bush - EbookNetworking.net

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning by Daniel P. Barbezat, Mirabai Bush - EbookNetworking.net | Transformational Education | Scoop.it
Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning, a book by Daniel P.
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Dr. Robert Weathers on Creativity in Education: Tips for Transformative Learning

Provides two practical tips --- "beginner's mind" and learning as an "active mentor" --- for effective, personally transformative learning.
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The Guardian Asks Thich Nhat Hanh, “Is Mindfulness Being Corrupted by ... - Patheos (blog)

The Guardian Asks Thich Nhat Hanh, “Is Mindfulness Being Corrupted by ... - Patheos (blog) | Transformational Education | Scoop.it
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Mindfulness and its relationship to happiness and success.

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Contemplative Education | Mindful

Contemplative Education | Mindful | Transformational Education | Scoop.it

Barry Boyce reports on three university educators who have begun to incorporate mindfulness strategies into their lives and work, changing the way faculty and students approach learning and teaching.


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Mindfulness - Mark Williams Lecture

Professor Mark Williams from Oxford University delivers a lecture to the public about the science of mindfulness.
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