Across the country, the practice of mindfulness is making its way into public schools. Mindfulness draws from meditative concepts and practices that aim to cultivate greater self-awareness and reflection on one’s thoughts, actions, and surroundings. Research has shown that it can help to improve a student’s ability to handle stress and alleviate depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and eating disorders... Read the FULL BRIEF HERE and comment below.
Feb 9, 2018
Despite research that shows the efficacy of socioemotional learning (SEL), widespread implementation of SEL into school curriculum has faced criticism from educators who doubt that SEL practices are differentiated enough to address the unique needs of individual students and schools, particularly older students. However, integrating SEL through the lens of critical consciousness allows schools to tailor SEL concepts to meet the needs of adolescents, including those experiencing substantial challenges with self-regulation... Read the FULL BRIEF HERE.