Mindfulness in Education: Myths and Facts

Children and adolescents are experiencing stress at unprecedented levels in schools around the world. This increase in stress can result in higher rates of anger, anxiety, depression and externalization of maladaptive behaviors, including addiction, suicide, violence and bullying. Research suggests that these factors negatively influence students’ academic performance by interrupting their thinking and hampering their […]

It’s Time We Outsmart Stress and Take a Stand for Teacher Wellbeing

In the era of initiative fatigue, the last thing most teachers need is another program that promises to improve teacher wellbeing, reduce stress, and benefit classroom management. So let’s not have that conversation. Instead, let’s talk about real, sustainable, systemic change for the better. It’s no secret teacher stress levels are at a peak. Forty-six […]

My Question For School Administrators Is: How Do You Sleep At Night?

A recent study of school administrators listed the top concerns of that group, the 5 big issues that keep them up at night. On the list: Engaged Citizenship, Improving Achievement, Educator Retention, Evaluating Effectiveness and College and Workforce Readiness.  (link) What I don’t understand is how so many administrators either don’t know, or possibly don’t […]