Making Contact - Room To Breathe: From Chaos to Peace in the Classroom

At overcrowded and underfunded public schools across the country high suspension rates are exacerbating existing achievement gaps. Often, chaosb in the classroom is to blame, keeping students from concentrating on their classes. On this edition we’ll hear excerpts from Russell Long’s film “Room to Breathe” which takes us to a middle school in San Francisco, California, that began teaching mindfulness in the hopes of giving students the skills they need to focus on learning.


Featuring: Ling Busch, guidance counselor at Marina Middle School; Megan Cowan, mindfulness teacher, students and teachers at Marina Middle School in San Francisco.



For More Information

Mindful Schools

http://www.mindfulschools.org/



Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn on Mindfulness

http://youtu.be/fEINtdXIqns



Reproducing Social Inequality through School Security

http://www.edweek.org/media/kupchikward-02security.pdf



“Mindfulness” meditation being used in hospitals and schools

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-06-07-meditate_N.htm



In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/16/us/16mindful.html?ex=1183608000&en=3d87faf9c47eb9f2&ei=5070



The Garrison Institute

http://www.garrisoninstitute.org



UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

http://marc.ucla.edu



Books:


Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches
Anything

http://www.wisdompubs.org/Pages/display.lasso?-KeyValue=33081&-Token.



The Mindful Child

http://books.simonandschuster.com/Mindful-Child/Susan-Kaiser-Greenland/9781416583004

 


November 30, 2012 - 1:30pm

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