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Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness-based Contemplative Practices in Education - What Meditation Really Is

Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness-based Contemplative Practices in Education - What Meditation Really Is | mindfulness | Scoop.it

"Mr. Gray, an educator in his second year of teaching in New York City wrote out his resignation letter and left it on his desk. As a final measure, he chose to attend a Renewal and Restoration Retreat for Educators provided by The Inner Resilience Program – a nonprofit organization started right after September 11, 2001 to help teachers in Lower Manhattan begin to heal and recover from the tragic events of that day. He felt he had nothing to lose. “I was so tired of trying to balance the pressures I was feeling, I wanted to quit. After the retreat I went home and ripped up the resignation letter sitting on my desk. I found that place in me that knows why I wanted to be a teacher in the first place.”

 

"What allows an educator to stay strong, creative and connected to purpose amidst adversity while another to burn out and leave the field of education altogether? What inner resources do students, teachers and administrators draw upon in order to respond to moments of profound crisis and uncertainty in schools? Are schools preparing our children for a life of tests or the tests of life? For more than a decade, these are the questions the Inner Resilience Program has been grappling with. Mr. Gray, one of many educators in this country was teetering on the edge of burnout and happened to attend one of our retreats at the right time for him. But every day several gifted teachers leave the field of education due to the immense stresses they face. In fact, the modal year of experience in the American teaching force today is only one year – and the average years of experience have dropped by over 30% in the last decade."


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Could mindfulness help teachers manage stress? - The Guardian

Could mindfulness help teachers manage stress? - The Guardian | mindfulness | Scoop.it
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Could mindfulness help teachers manage stress?
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Taking just a few minutes out of each school day to focus the mind on one thing can help teachers manage stress, says Amanda Bailey.

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Compassion Programs at UCSD Center for Mindfulness

Compassion Programs at UCSD Center for Mindfulness | mindfulness | Scoop.it
Learn about the compassion programs offered by the UC San Diego Health System.

 

Two important components of Mindfulness are wisdom (clear seeing) and compassion (the heartful desire to alleviate suffering). Wisdom and compassion are often described as the two wings of a bird. Without either wing the bird is unable to fly. Life sometimes brings with it painful events both large and small. What we can do is learn to hold what happens with warmth and kindness.

 

Toward that end, we offer mindfulness-based programs that aid us in developing our capacity for compassion.

Our programs are designed to address the quality of attention that we pay to what arises and to actively cultivate the capacity for kind and compassionate action in response to difficulty. Each option is designed to build skills in a particular area. A brief description of each program, including benefits and the format offered follows.


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Shadow Quill 's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:24 AM

I can personnaly attest to how amazing this program is

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Mindfulness At Work: 5 Tricks For A Healthier, Less Stressful Work Day - Huffington Post

Mindfulness At Work: 5 Tricks For A Healthier, Less Stressful Work Day - Huffington Post | mindfulness | Scoop.it

Mindfulness At Work: 5 Tricks For A Healthier, Less Stressful Work Day

"Meditation is an act of sanity," scientist and writer John Kabat-Zinn told Google employees in a mindfulness session at the company's headquarters in 2007.


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ozziegontang's curator insight, June 24, 2013 11:51 AM

A good read to help better understand how to integrate mindfulness into daily practice.

Jo Hale's curator insight, March 9, 2014 1:30 PM

Some tips you could try to practice mindfulness