The Mindful School

Transforming School Culture through Mindfulness and Compassion

Edited by Patricia A. Jennings
Associate Editors: Anthony A. DeMauro and Polina P. Mischenko

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July 11, 2019
ISBN 9781462540020
Price: $53.00
271 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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ISBN 9781462539987
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271 Pages
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June 11, 2019
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271 Pages
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271 Pages
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The Mindful School presents us with an abundance of information on school transformation that is both refreshing and hopeful….Transforming school culture through mindfulness and compassion will not happen overnight. This book provides a wonderful basis for you to review the evidence and reflect upon case studies that demonstrate the benefits of mindfulness for educators, parents, and students preK–12.”

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“An excellent resource for teachers, parents, administrators, policymakers, and any stakeholder invested in education….This book marries current, evidence-based content and models with highly practical information and case studies that render this compendium useful for a variety of professionals and laypeople. The description of the various roles that different professions (e.g., school counselors) may hold while integrating mindfulness into school systems provides a compelling vision for a school environment characterized by compassion, support, and mindfulness. The book is filled with strategies, wisdom, and knowledge to allow individuals to apply the models and programs that are desperately needed in today’s schools. Here, school-based professionals will benefit from the decades of research and clinical experience from leading scholars and professionals in the field. Further, readers will emerge with a comprehensive understanding of the proposed transformation while receiving concrete information about the next steps he or she can take regardless of their role within the school system. This authentic collection of chapters from leading educational mindfulness scholars should be considered required reading for any school-based personnel seeking to implement mindfulness-based practices effectively into the contemporary school system.”


“A powerful compendium of wisdom, strategies, and practical approaches to bringing resilience and well-being into the culture and curriculum of contemporary schools. Chapter by chapter, the contributors to this fabulous book draw from their own direct pedagogical experience to share insights into how to transform the emotional and social intelligence of both teachers and students. Accessible and research supported, this book is a wonderful contribution for us all!”

—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine; Executive Director, Mindsight Institute; author of Aware

“In my more than 20 years in school leadership, I have never run across a book with so much information on school transformation through the lens of mindfulness. This book is chock-full of research, case studies, and strategies. It is a guidepost that I will return to again and again.”

—Lana Penley, MEd, Principal, Marysville School, Portland, Oregon

“This book provides a compelling rationale for igniting and sustaining educational transformation through the integration of mindfulness- and compassion-based practices in schools. The exceptional contributors include well-established pioneers in the field alongside emerging scholars. Groundbreaking research is coupled with engaging case studies and practical strategies. A 'must read' for preservice and inservice teachers, school administrators, and teacher educators.”

—Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, PhD, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Canada

“This is a jewel of a collection of practical, research-based tools for designing mindfulness-based programs for students as well as school staff. Evidence-based programs for a diversity of learners are presented by experts in the field. While acknowledging that mindfulness and compassion practices are not a panacea, the book shows how these programs can indeed make a significant contribution to meaningful school reform, shifting us toward a much-needed holistic educational approach.”

—Rebecca Alber, EdD, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

“A unique and welcome addition to the school-based mindfulness literature. This book will help close the gap between the intention to bring mindfulness into schools and the practice of creating this change. It is required reading for anyone who hopes to incorporate mindfulness into 21st-century educational systems.”

—Joshua C. Felver, PhD, ABPP, School Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University