Guest Teachers Build Mindful Schools

Guest Teachers Build Mindful Schools
Posted on 12/06/2017
Guest Teachers Build Mindful Schools

“I was waiting in the car because my mom was running late and I was getting so angry at her for making me late to school so I did some mindful breathing. When my mom finally drove me to school we had a nice time together.” –CPS 5th Grader

Over the last several years, mindfulness - the skill of bringing awareness to what is happening right now with curiosity and kindness – has been gaining a footing in CPS through grassroots efforts. A few parents asked their children’s teachers about offering mindfulness programming in their classes. Health Education/SEL Program Leader, Kim DeAndrade has been offering mindfulness and yoga movement breaks professional development to CPS staff in all schools. As teachers and counselors began seeking out more training and resources, it became clear that interest in mindfulness education was growing. Read on >>
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