We’ve all had that moment: A student is being particularly challenging or stress from the job is reaching a boiling point. For many, the natural reaction is to get angry and want to scream and shout.
Education can be an extremely stressful and challenging field to work in. This, coupled with low pay, harsh scrutiny, and challenging school bureaucracies can cause high levels of stress and burnout.
Mindfulness is a practice that can help you quickly calm down and effectively manage stress. New research shows that when teachers learn mindfulness, they are calmer and happier, which helps improve the learning environment, too.
Watch these seven short videos to learn about the many benefits of mindfulness and techniques to practice it throughout the day.
Why Aren’t We Teaching You Mindfulness
Research shows that mindfulness and the ability to concentrate and focus is the most important predictor of success. Learn more about why mindfulness is so important for students and educators alike, and why you should make it a priority in your daily life.
In this powerful video, students explain how anger feels and how they calm themselves down. Their testimonies will increase your empathy toward students and help you learn effective ways to calm down, too.
Phil Boissiere shares how to go from stressed to calm in less than 30 seconds. Use this mindfulness technique to de-stress in your busy life. The best part? You can use it anytime and anywhere.
How Can Mindfulness Help Teachers?
Cultivating mindfulness can help educators take care of themselves and create better learning environments for their students. Learn how mindfulness can help educators de-stress in challenging situations.
Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation
Mindfulness is one of the most powerful things you can do to improve your well-being. Watch this fun animated video to learn why it’s so important and how to practice it.
There are many ways to practice mindfulness to keep stress levels in check. Wellness consultant Samantha Ibarguen shares four mindfulness activities to use in your everyday life.
Take five minutes to meditate and practice mindfulness as this video guides you through the process. Try practicing this a couple times a day to prepare for and de-stress from a busy day of working.
Mindfulness can help educators manage stress, improve their moods, handle the everyday pressures of their jobs, and become more effective in their roles. Students also benefit from the better learning environments mindfulness can help create. If you’d like to read more about the relationship between stress and social and emotional learning, download our whitepaper, Reducing Educator and Student Stress with SEL, by filling out the form below.