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The Effect of Meditation on Crime

The Effect of Meditation on Crime | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
An experiment in 1993 that has been forgotten was brought to light by the movie What the Bleep do We Know? The excerpt below is taken from that movie, and it got us thinking.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 30, 2013 4:51 AM

Fascinating - why have I never heard of this experiment?

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:22 PM

This is really interesting.

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Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning

Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Contemporary learning environments might be best understood when viewed as a complex mix of environments and overlapping social networks. Learners fluidly move between social networks and their learning is influenced by their participation within and across these physical and virtual networks. Under

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Lev Vygotsky wrote at a similar time to John Dewey. Their views of how social context informs learning, therefore teaching, overlap in many ways.
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Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
During times of stress, or when heightened concentration is needed, focusing on one’s breathing or doing breathing exercises can indeed change the brain.
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Develop Growth Mindset (gr. 3-12) with this free Khan Academy set of learning activities

Develop Growth Mindset (gr. 3-12) with this free Khan Academy set of learning activities | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
BY MERIS STANSBURY

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A Simple Tool for Fostering Growth Mindset

A Simple Tool for Fostering Growth Mindset | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
You can have students use an old technology—ballpoint pens—to keep their mistakes and revisions, and their learning, visible.
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Circling Up for Community Building

Circling Up for Community Building | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Restorative practices are used as an alternative to punishment, but these group circles also work to foster a sense of community.
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How much does stress affect learning?

A new study found that students are often affected by the stress that adults working with them are experiencing. Here one of the researchers on the study talks to Anthony Cody about the issue.
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The Meditation Cure

The Meditation Cure | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
A basic practice of Buddhism turns out to be one of the best ways to deal with the anxieties and appetites bequeathed to us by our evolutionary history.
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Why Executive Function Skills Take So Long To Fully Develop

Why Executive Function Skills Take So Long To Fully Develop | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Sometime between grade school and grad school, the brain's information highways get remapped in a way that dramatically reins in impulsive behavior.
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Brains in Pain Cannot Learn!

Brains in Pain Cannot Learn! | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Young people experiencing anxiety or depression are unable to learn. We can overcome this through physical movement, focused attention practices, and teaching them about how brains work.
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10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity and Growth

10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity and Growth | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Mitchel Resnick of the MIT Media Lab applies the Creative Learning Spiral to show how parents and educators can better support kids' creativity.
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Building Students’ Resilience on the Bus

Building Students’ Resilience on the Bus | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Six strategies bus drivers can use to support students’ emotional self-regulation.
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3 Science-Based Benefits of Mindfulness

3 Science-Based Benefits of Mindfulness | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
“We take ten minutes together in mindful silence before we start our day,” the CEO of a boutique investment firm tells me. “We’re more connected the

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Singer Jewel Shares Her Mindfulness Practices

Singer Jewel Shares Her Mindfulness Practices | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Singer Jewel shares two simple mindful breathing techniques for learning to observe your thoughts. #mindfulmagazineoct17 #mindfulnessinstruction
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The Best Self-Assessment Questions for Encouraging a Growth Mindset by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

The Best Self-Assessment Questions for Encouraging a Growth Mindset by Lee Watanabe-Crockett | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

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No, mindfulness is not a fad – LA Times

No, mindfulness is not a fad – LA Times | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
You can't open a magazine these days without seeing something about "mindfulness." The concept has become so ubiquitous, a friend asked me the other day if its popularity was just a fad.
As a social psychologist who has studied mindfulness for nearly four decades, I am certain that it is not. Unlike, say, the hula hoop, mindfulness actually is enlivening, and it can improve our lives greatly in measurable ways.
But I do see a risk in its newfound currency: The idea of mindfulness could become so watered down or misrepresented that we fail to fully appreciate its ability to better our lives — that we become mindless about mindfulness.
Mindfulness is often described as the ability to be in the moment, to be in the present, to be aware. The problem with this is that everyone thinks they are already aware. Some people meditate to become more mindful. Meditation is really just a tool that leads to post-meditative mindfulness. Although it's a good tool, it's a tool nonetheless, not the end.

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Thoughtfulness on mindfulness!

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5 Reflective Questions to Encourage a Growth Mindset

5 Reflective Questions to Encourage a Growth Mindset | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it

1. When I start to feel like quitting, what will I do in that moment to persevere?


This might be the most powerful question on the list. When people decide exactly how they will respond to a difficulty in advance, they are far more likely to push through in the face of the challenge.


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What the Heck Is Restorative Justice?

What the Heck Is Restorative Justice? | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
With the right training and support, restorative justice can prove more effective than traditional discipline measures in building a stronger school community.
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Napping Can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, And More

Napping Can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, And More | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Many Europeans believe in the benefits of napping so much that they shut down in the afternoon to allow everyone to take a quick power nap, recharge, and come back to work.
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Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning

Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
As neuroscience brings greater understanding of the human brain, experts are applying those findings in the classroom to improve how we teach and learn.
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What Is Morning Meeting? | Responsive Classroom

What Is Morning Meeting? | Responsive Classroom | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Responsive Classroom Morning Meeting is an engaging way to start each day, build a strong sense of community, and set children up for success socially and academically. Each morning, students and teachers gather together in a circle for twenty to thirty minutes and interact with one another during four purposeful components: Greeting: Students and teachers Read More »
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When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.
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How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Hear me out: Mindfulness erodes the psychology of tribalism in subtle and powerful ways.
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Responding to Disruptive Students

Responding to Disruptive Students | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Negative attention doesn’t help difficult students change their ways, but teachers can alter classroom dynamics through this exercise.
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Cultivating Mindfulness for Educators Using Resources From The New York Times

Cultivating Mindfulness for Educators Using Resources From The New York Times | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Practical strategies for bringing mindfulness into your life both inside and outside of the classroom to support your own well-being and, in turn, the well-being of the young people in your care.
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