Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Implement mindfulness training, which uses five main teaching activities to teach mindfulness and self-compassion to teachers: guided mindfulness and yoga practices, group discussions of mindfulness practice, small-group activities to practice skills in real life scenarios, lecture and guided home practices, and homework assignments.

Study Results: Reduced teacher stress, Increased mindfulness, Improved focused attention, Improved working memory capacity, improved occupational self-compassion.

Reference: Roeser, R. W., Schonert-Reichl, K. A., Jha, A., Cullen, M., Wallace, L., Wilensky, R., …Harrison, J. (2013). Mindfulness training and reductions in teacher stress and burnout: Results from two randomized, waitlist-control field trials. Journal of Educational Psychology, 105(3), 787–804.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good