Title

Creating a culture of calm: Mindfulness unfolding in the classroom

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2018

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1177/0261429417716350

Publication Title

Gifted Education International

Volume Number

34

Issue Number

2

First Page

162

Last Page

172

ISSN

02614294

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