Patricia Jennings, PhD
Mindfulness for Teachers: The Science and Practice
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What You'll Learn
Hear what’s new and exciting in the research around mindfulness in education and see how mindfulness-based curriculum supports initiatives such as social-emotional learning programs
Learn the 3 critical elements you need in mindfulness training and explore the research findings on how classroom mindfulness leads to better learning and student engagement
Follow along in a short practice you can do anywhere, at any time, alone or with your students, to cultivate calm and focus
About Patricia Jennings, PhD
Tish Jennings is an associate professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education. Her research focuses on building resilience among teachers and students to transform educational environments. Jennings recently led the team that developed CARE, a mindfulness-based professional development program shown to significantly improve teacher well-being, classroom interactions and student engagement in the largest randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness-based intervention designed specifically to address teacher occupational stress. Currently, she is leading the development of the Compassionate Schools Project curriculum, an integrated health and physical education program designed to align with state and national health and physical education standards, and is co-Investigator on a large randomized controlled trial being conducted in Louisville, KY, to evaluate the curriculum’s efficacy.
You can learn more about Tish here.
Mind & Life Fellow and Mind & Life Varela Grantee
About Rona Wilensky, PhD
Rona Wilensky is Director of Mindfulness Programs at PassageWorks Institute where she teaches SMART in Education, a mindfulness program for educators. From 1992- 2009 she was founding principal of New Vista High School, an innovative public high school of choice in Boulder, Colorado. She is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute and was member of the Leadership Council of the Garrison Institute’s Initiative on Contemplative Teaching and Learning. Rona holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and taught that subject at Williams College and the University of Denver in the early 1980’s.
Check out Rona's work at PassageWorks.