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dc.contributor.authorBursiel, Morgan R.
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-29T20:06:06Z
dc.date.available2019-01-29T20:06:06Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/9758
dc.descriptionMaster's Project (M.Ed.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2014en_US
dc.description.abstractTeaching in the public schools is demanding work, and addressing teacher stress in the classroom remains a significant challenge in education. Increasing numbers of children come to school unprepared and often at risk of mental health and behavioral concerns, yet teachers are expected to provide emotionally responsive support to all students, manage larger classroom sizes, and meet the growing academic demands imposed by standardized testing. Despite these high expectations, teachers rarely receive training to address and skillfully handle the social-emotional challenges of their profession. A current examination of teacher educational and in-service professional development activities indicates that little professional development specifically targets these competencies. Over the last decade, mindfulness--the intentional cultivation of focused attention and awareness--has grown from its initial western applications in medicine to other disciplines, including education. Studies have shown that even a few weeks of practicing mindfulness can bring a variety of physical, emotional, and social benefits to teachers and students alike. This project aims to introduce mindfulness training to teachers to bolster positive qualities of mind and enhance responsive, compassionate teaching.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectTeachersen_US
dc.subjectTraining ofen_US
dc.subjectJob stressen_US
dc.subjectMindfulness (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectResilience (Personality trait) in adolescenceen_US
dc.subjectResilience (Personality trait) in childrenen_US
dc.titleMindfulness for educators: fostering awareness and resilience in the classroomen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.type.degreemed
dc.identifier.departmentSchool of Education
dc.contributor.committeeVinlove, Amy
dc.contributor.committeeHealy, Joanne
dc.contributor.committeeMcIntosh, Susan
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-06T01:08:56Z


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