Centered Learning: 2nd Annual Mindfulness in Education Conference

We hope that you can join us for our 2nd annual Mindfulness in Education conference, held in partnership with St. Luke's School and the Spence School.  This year's theme is Centered Learning:  How Mindfulness Fuels Focus & Well-being and we're honored to have Tish Jennings, Ph.D., M.Ed. as our keynote speaker.  

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Tish Jennings is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education with a specific emphasis on teacher stress and how it impacts the social and emotional context of the classroom and student well-being and learning. She is an Associate Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

Tish is freshly returned from a visit with the Dalai Lama in India. There she shared her latest research on mindfulness and teacher stress. She is the author of Mindfulness for Teachers and help lead development of the Garrison Institutes Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE).

Stress Less - Learn More - Feel Better

Stress and anxiety appear to have a firm hold on our school environments. The joy of learning is taking a backseat to the panic of academic performance. 

It does not have to be this way. 

The science and data around the benefits of mindfulness in education are substantial. Mindfulness can reduce unhealthy stress while increasing focus. This combination (less stress, more focus) translates into improved learning, greater retention, and an enhanced sense of well-being.

Regular mindfulness practice helps students, teachers, and parents better understand the brain and the many ways it can shape how we experience school and life.

For students—Research indicates that compassion can be a powerful antidote for stressed-out students. It can build resilience, bolster motivation and lower levels of  anxiety and depression

For teachers—Mindfulness practices can provide the inner strength to be powerfully present and emotionally responsive. As a result, teachers become effective guides, and influential models of healthy social and emotional behavior.* 

For parents—Though it’s the last thing we want to do, parents often transfer their own anxiety to their children. Mindfulness and intentional compassion practices can help parents be sources of steadiness and positive inspiration for our children.

We hope that you can join us as we learn and explore together how mindfulness fuels focus and well-being.

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