Empathy Development

Mindfulness as an effective solution to teacher burnout has recently been established

In this NPR article by Cory Turner, featuring a study conducted by Patricia Jennings, “…The teachers who received mindfulness training ‘showed reduced psychological distress and time urgency — which is this feeling like you don’t have enough time. And then improvements in mindfulness and emotion regulation.’ Translation: These teachers were better able to cope with classroom challenges and manage their feelings, which made it easier for them to manage their students’ big feelings. And that, says Jennings, helps students learn.” Read more at Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All.