Mindfulness Regina Peckmann

Mindfulness - Paying attention on purpose

Click here to read more about this definition of mindfulness and a classroom vignette.

Using PEACE in Difficult Situations

Being aware of your thoughts and feelings helps you to choose your behavior.

Pause - when you are feeling anxious, stressed or otherwise uncomfortable

Exhale - breathe purposefully

Acknowledge, Accept, Allow - Acknowledge your situation, accept it and allow your self to time to think of solutions

Choose - choose your response in time

Engage - engage with others once a response is chosen.

Personal Practices (those that work for me at this time):

Guided Meditation: Empty Bowl Meditation

4-7-8 Breathing - very practical and can be used anywhere at any time

Yoga - I need more sessions to be comfortable with this practice.

Why should we teach our learners mindfulness?

It can help with



reducing stress

reducing anxiety

Mindfulness With Our Learners

Here is a unit I developed that can be used in grades 2-3.


Davis, L. C. (2015, August 31). When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom. Retrieved May 05, 2017, from http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/08/mindfulness-education-schools-meditation/402469/

Saltzman, A. (n.d.). Mindfulness: A Guide for Teachers. Retrieved April 29, 2017, from http://www.contemplativemind.org/Mindfulness-A_Teachers_Guide.pdf.

Additional resources are listed in unit plan.


Created with images by Devanath - "harmony relax rock" • mindfulness - "deep blue day's" • Devanath - "harmony relax rock" • Arcaion - "tree lonely winter" • jarmoluk - "apple education school" • Predra6 - "wave sea shore"

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