September 2015 Newsletter
When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom
This balanced and thorough article in The Atlantic gives a well-researched overview of the Mindfulness in Education movement. It's woven around the real-world experience of Mindful Schools Certified Instructor Argos Gonzalez, who teaches mindfulness in his English class at a high school in the Bronx. It's a wonderful piece to share with anyone who's interested in the movement we're all building together.

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Our Mindful Schools curriculum teaches gratitude as a habit of mind. Just as we can develop the skill of paying attention, noticing the present moment, we can learn to deploy gratitude. When we teach students to seek ways to be grateful for small everyday acts of kindness, what's already around them, some kids struggle. Perhaps an aborted trip to the corner store or a disappointing test score makes them feel empty of ideas. But if we joke, "So who's got clothes on in the classroom today?" they giggle. "Does that mean someone cared enough about you to make sure you were provided for?" Then they can whip up a "Gratitude List" of actions. As students get used to the notion that their "List" is never finished, they notice more simple pleasures and surprises in life. The habit of gratitude becomes a benefit of their mindfulness practice. This excellent article from GreatSchools gives more ideas for everyday gratitude in your family or your classroom.  

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