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The Mindful Classroom: For Parents, Teachers & Other Learners

Join Dr. Paul Epstein and learn how you or your student can move from the 3 Rs of education—reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic—to the 3 Rs of mindful education: reflection, relationship, and resilience. A recent American Psychological Association survey concluded that stress is an epidemic for children and families. For students, stress impairs attention, mood, sleep, and learning readiness. For teachers, stress can decrease productivity and creativity and increase frustration and anxiety. For parents, stress can lead to a parenting style that looks more like a to-do list than an engaged, empathetic, and present relationship with their children. The benefits of a practice of mindfulness—by all of the aforementioned—include improved attention and focus, self-control, resilience and adaptability, and compassion. Even a little training in mindfulness can lead to a big payoff in the classroom and beyond. 

The Mindful Classroom: For Parents, Teachers & Other Learners
943 10/26
Th  7-9pm
Epstein Staples High School
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