Mindfully Teaching in the Classroom: A Literature Review

Nicole Albrecht, Patricia Albrecht, Marc Cohen

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    Abstract

    The practice of mindfulness is being used with increased frequency in schools around the world. In the current literature review we outline some of the core concepts and practices associated with mindfulness and discuss studies analysing the process of mindfulness teacher training. Preliminary research in this emerging field suggests that mindfulness has the potential to improve classroom management, teacher-student relationships and instructional strategies. Mindfulness instructors recommend that before teachers can feel comfortable and effectively teach mindfulness in the classroom they need to embody and practice mindfulness in their own lives. It is proposed that in order to improve our knowledge base in this area a critical synthesis and analysis of school-based mindfulness programs is required.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-14
    Number of pages14
    JournalAustralian Journal of Teacher Education
    Volume37
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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