Stefanie and Elisha will explore the science and practice of creating brain- and heart-enriched environments. Learning how to include and influence the entire system creates more opportunities for shared language, tools, connection and values to be woven throughout. This in turn creates endless possibilities for inspiration and effective integration!
with Lisa Flook, Ph.D. Interest in applications of mindfulness for students and educators has grown rapidly over the past decade. This talk will explore the research to date and discuss findings, limitations, and potential implications for future research. Lisa Flook holds a PhD in (Clinical) Psychology from UCLA. She is a senior researcher at the […]
with Daniel Rechtschaffen Mindfulness can support attention, emotional regulation, and compassion in our students and in our selves. What teacher wouldn’t want to feel more relaxed and happy and to have their students being more balanced and present? But the true power of mindfulness goes far beyond these first benefits. In the beginning, we may […]
Students in urban education experience various types of trauma, e.g., abuse, neglect, divorce, community violence, etc. This experience of trauma leaves many unable to access the learning environment. Frequently, they have decreased attention; increased triggered responses, reduced awareness; and minimal coping strategies. The community of people surrounding the youth (parents/caregivers and teachers) are not trauma-informed; […]