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ERIC Number: ED518584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-18
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
The Influence of Mindfulness and Emotion Skills Training on Teachers' Classrooms: The Effects of the Cultivating Emotional Balance Training
Jennings, Patricia A.; Foltz, Carol; Snowberg, Karin E.; Sim, Heewon; Kemeny, Margaret E.
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Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), an emotion skills and mindfulness intervention, improved wellbeing in a sample of teachers. Two studies examined whether such gain is associated with improvements in classrooms. Study 1 examined post-intervention differences in 20 dimensions of classroom climate (N = 21). CEB teachers were rated higher in productivity than controls. Study 2 was a randomized, controlled pilot trial of 35 teachers with longitudinal assessments of classroom climate, wellbeing, and attitudes towards challenging students. Although the CEB group reported more mindful observing compared to the control group at follow-up, the groups did not differ on classroom climate or attitudes. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A