“Mindfulness Means Paying Attention To The Present Moment

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“Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment with a non-judgemental attitude. It helps people leave behind stressful events from the past - or anxiety about the future - while they focus on the task at hand.” (Pearce Stevens, 2016). The topic of mindfulness is important in all aspects of an educational classroom. An educational classroom is used to teach children and many other people different skill sets needed in their daily and future lives. This leaves a lot of room for impressions to be made. Not only on physical standards but severely on mental standards as well. Mindfulness in the classroom is applied in almost a chain reaction in order to receive the results wanted. It begins with a social-emotional approach to …show more content…

They have to be able to supervise the entire class, remember all the criteria for the day, have one on one time with students, and work on other items needed the job, all within a small allotted time period needing to cover all the criteria. This can take major toll on the teacher’s all around behavior. Furthermore, teachers have really have one specific goal, “ help students learn assigned material within a specific time frame.” (Pearce Stevens, 2016). As stated previously, this is a huge undertaking for a person. This can create a stressful environment for the teacher and can cause anger, along with irritation. This irritation of the teacher can cause a more stressful environment for the students. Keeping cool and mindfulness really is the key here. It can essentially diffuse that irritation before tension arises. Eventually, a program is created. The Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education Program or better known as the C.A.R.E. program. This was created to see, if by teaching and applying the usage of mindfulness in the classrooms, it would positively affect the classroom environment as a whole. The study primarily took place on the teachers but the effects would be witnessed throughout the classroom as well. Teachers spent five days in training over a span of several months. Within these trainings, they would learn how to control their breathing and use it as a focus point to calm themselves down when they felt

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