- Series: Norton Books in Education
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (June 8, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393708950
- ISBN-13: 978-0393708950
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students (Norton Books in Education) 1st Edition
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“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
“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)
About the Author
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 the world.
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Do you want to bring mindfulness to young people? Whether you are new to mindfulness or a long time practitioner
Daniel's book will truly provide you with the information, tools and tips to develop/strengthen your own practice as well
as share the benefits of mindfulness practice with youth.
The book is written in a highly accessible, warm tone. Throughout, Daniel conveys his knowledge and insight from years of
working with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds. He provides extensive information on the benefits of mindfulness, as well as
developmentally appropriate lessons, and many creative ideas to engage your students. In addition to the lessons he also provides
valuable guidance on trauma informed care and cultural sensitivity.
I have found this book to be an excellent resource -full of great ideas and information.
The sample scripts are pretty open for adding your own disloge in.
i I like the quotes, journal prompting ideas , and world work he puts into each exercise. The flow of the exercises is really insightful. I am glad this book was recommended to me.
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