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

attention

concentration

reducing stress

reducing anxiety

Mindfulness With Our Learners

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

Resources

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.

Credits:

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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