Educational or Curriculum

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Initiative Description: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: 8-week course for teachers that included guided practice (2.5 hrs/week) of mindful meditation by instructors, and daily individual practice for 15-45 minutes. Participants were also provided with guided recordings to support their individual practice.

Study Results: Reduced burnout, Increased self-compassion, Improved classroom organization.

Reference: Flook, L., Goldberg, S. B., Pinger, L., Bonus, K., & Davidson, R. J. (2013). Mindfulness for teachers: A pilot study to assess effects on stress, burnout and teaching efficacy. Mind,
Brain and Education: The Official Journal of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, 7(3).

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good