Classroom Mindfulness: Boost Focus, Kindness, Peace
In “Mindfulness in the Classroom,” author Thomas Armstrong explores the use of mindfulness practices to create calmer and more positive learning environments. This secular practice involves intentionally focusing on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. Armstrong explains the impact of mindfulness on the brain and its alignment with educational models like SEL and UDL. He also shares extensive research on the positive effects of mindfulness in the classroom and provides guidelines for integrating it into different grade levels and subjects. The book offers hope for making classrooms more productive and peaceful places for learning, emphasizing responsible, non-religious teaching of mindfulness.