Why Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Students’ Learning

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Mindfulness has the potential to be a very useful component because of its effectiveness in reducing emotional distress and promoting emotional balance, improving attention, and contributing to…
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Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

My take-away: Although the emphasis on academic achievement often captures most of the attention in debates on school reform, important inroads are being made by those who take a more holistic approach to education. [Researchers] Wang, Haertel, and Walberg reported that among eleven factors most important for classroom learning, social and emotional factors accounted for eight.

EIGHT out of eleven. Yet the teacher is accountable for ALL of them even though the lion’s share of the important factors for classroom learning primarily come from the home environment. One part of me wants to say "well, duh!" while the other part wants to say "finally there is recognition!" 

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