Creating a culture of calm: Mindfulness unfolding in the classroom
In this article, the practice of mindfulness is examined as a useful tool to address the internal and external stressors that occur daily for gifted students and their teachers. A culture of calm can be created when these simple, effective, and inexpensive evidence-based strategies are implemented within the classroom. Beyond enhancing empathy and compassion, mindfulness sharpens awareness and strengthens executive functions, fosters keen visualization, and encourages innovation and intuition. Opportunities for deep learning are optimal when a peaceful environment is generated collaboratively which encourages focused attention and a sense of well-being.
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Kane, Michele, "Creating a culture of calm: Mindfulness unfolding in the classroom" (2018). Special Education Faculty Publications. 5.