Teacher Mind Tricks


| 1/24/2014 9:49:00 AM


Tags: teaching, stress, mindfulness, Greater Good Science Center,

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Recent research shows mindfulness training can prevent burnout and improve teachers’ performance in the classroom.

How do we make life meaningful? That question is at the core of a growing multidisciplinary movement focused on empathy, compassion, gratitude, and how to invite them into our daily lives. At the close of 2013, a crew at Greater Good—the online magazine of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center—culled and summarized the findings of ten notable happiness studies published last year. “The Top 10 Insights from the ‘Science of a Meaningful Life’ in 2013” originally appeared at Greater Good. This is part five of ten (parts four and six).


For educators grappling with students’ behavioral problems and other sources of stress, new research suggested an effective response: mindfulness.