The Mindful Education Two-book Set by Daniel RechtschaffenThe Mindful Education Two-book Set by Daniel Rechtschaffen

The Mindful Education Two-book Set

byDaniel RechtschaffenForeword byJon Kabat-zinn

Hardcover | May 30, 2017

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With attention spans waning and stress on the rise, many teachers are looking for new ways to help students concentrate, learn, and thrive. The powerful new educational paradigm of student mindfulness opens the doors for teachers to cultivate attention, compassion, and well-being in their classrooms.

Having taught mindfulness in schools and communities around the world, psychologist Daniel Rechtschaffen offers practical mindfulness tools for teachers in his Mindful Education series, collected here for the first time in this two-book set. Students are told to pay attention a thousand times in school, but rarely are they taught how. The Way of Mindful Education is a practical guide for exercising students’ attention muscles and building stress relief and self-compassion both in students and in teachers themselves. Packed with lesson plans, exercises, and considerations for specific age groups and students with special needs, this working manual demonstrates the real world application of mindfulness practices in K-12 classrooms.

The Mindful Education Workbook provides a structured curriculum for implementing mindful education in the classroom. Teachers and administrators can use this workbook—rich with simple, effective lessons, tips, charts, checklists, and worksheets—to bring mindfulness-based lessons into their schools and support the health and well-being of both students and teachers.
Daniel Rechtschaffen, a Marriage and Family Therapist, has a master’s degree in counseling psychology. He founded the Mindful Education Institute and the Omega Mindfulness in Education conference, has developed a variety of curricula for mindfulness in the classroom, and leads mindfulness trainings for schools and communities around t...
Title:The Mindful Education Two-book SetFormat:HardcoverDimensions:10 × 8 × 0.98 inPublished:May 30, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393711889

ISBN - 13:9780393711882

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Editorial Reviews

"In The Way of Mindful Education, Daniel Rechtschaffen offers educators the tools to develop classrooms and schools that cultivate attention while promoting kindness toward ourselves and others. . . . Most importantly, he provides the reader with ample resources and lessons that can be used immediately in the classroom. While the concept of mindfulness may initially seem complex and unconventional, it is a low-risk, high-reward approach to helping teachers and students manage the stresses that impact their daily performance. That alone makes it worthy of consideration by any school leader who values the emotional needs of students and staff members.” —Principal, a magazine by the National Association of Elementary School Principals“The Way of Mindful Education . . . not only allows teachers to recognize an increasing need for mindful education, but also offers comprehensive and attainable methods as to how to go about introducing mindful education to their students. This book could greatly improve the academic experiences of children of all ages and backgrounds. . . . This book is written primarily for educators, however anyone working with children could benefit from its teachings.” — United States Association for Body Psychotherapy“Solidly grounded and personally accessible, this is an insightful and compassionate guide to supporting the growth of mindful awareness in children and students. Speaking from a lifetime of experience learning and teaching about this important way of being in the world, Daniel Rechtschaffen shows educators and parents how to find the inner sense of clarity that is so essential in helping child and adolescent learners develop concentration, compassion, and connection in our increasingly chaotic and challenging environments.” — Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author, The Mindful Brain and The Mindful Therapist; Executive Director, Mindsight Institute; Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine“I think The Way of Mindful Education is a great resource for teachers, coaches, and administrators concerned with the total education of their students, athletes, and staff. I've used mindfulness practice with the teams I've coached in both Chicago (Bulls) and Los Angeles (Lakers). This is a valuable tool for compassionate educators who care about their students' ability to learn, not just their scores.” — Phil Jackson, celebrated NBA coach and author of Eleven Rings, Sacred Hoops, Maverick, and More than A Game“Paying attention well is the key to learning, and mindful awareness is a mental muscle we can strengthen. Daniel Rechstaffen has drawn on years of in-the-classroom experience to offer educators a sound, detailed guidebook for helping their students cultivate this special kind of attention, a capacity crucial for success not just in school, but also at work. The Way of Mindful Education shares tools that teachers and students will love, and that will enhance their learning, their wellbeing, and their lives.” — Daniel Goleman, PhD, author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus“Have you ever wondered what a child taught mindfulness at an early age would look like when he grew up? He’d look like Daniel Rechtschaffen. The greatest strength of this valuable new book is in the combination of practical mindfulness-based tools for youth with the author’s integrated, compassionate worldview, developed through a lifetime of practice and honed for years in school settings.” — Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child; Co-founder, The Inner Kids Foundation“This is the book the field has been waiting for. Rechtschaffen skillfully blends science and wisdom traditions, teaching readers the inner work that will prepare them to, in turn, teach mindfulness to young people, and providing a wealth of clear, child-centered strategies to help our educational communities approach instruction and learning in a mindful way. If we can take his message to heart, the field of k-12 education, where I have served for over four decades, is about to take a great leap forward.” — Linda Lantieri, educator; author, Building Emotional Intelligence; Senior Program Advisor and Co-founder, Collaborative for Academic Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)