ERIC Number: EJ1132761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
A Teacher's Journey to Mindfulness: Opportunities for Joy, Hope, and Compassion
Harris, Kathleen I.
Childhood Education, v93 n2 p119-127 2017
Many mindfulness techniques and goals have natural connections for teachers, especially teachers of young children. Helping students expand their awareness beyond themselves, focus their attention, visualize, and be kind to one another are key aspects of a teacher's responsibilities. Mindfulness supports teachers as they focus on positive emotions and making the most of opportunities to connect with children, and consequently increases the positivity of the classroom. Teaching mindfulness practices in early childhood classrooms allows young children to be creative, live in the present moment, and develop the positive, winning attitudes they need for success in the future.
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Altruism, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teaching Methods, Attention, Metacognition, Perception, Picture Books, Visualization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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