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Study Shows Mindfulness Reduces Teacher Stress

Study Shows Mindfulness Reduces Teacher Stress

Summer break is a great time for teachers to create a new self-care routine that will prepare them for the stressors of the coming school year. Over time, stress can lead to burnout. Without coping strategies for dealing with classroom challenges, teachers are less likely to be able to handle stressful events and manage their classrooms effectively. One way of developing emotional resiliency and social-emotional skills is through mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is a technique that involves purposely bringing your attention to thoughts, physical sensations and external stimuli as a way of cultivating self-awareness. If you’ve ever thought about learning how to meditate...