University of British Columbia professor Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, one of several researchers consulted on the development of the MindUP program, conducted a randomized controlled trial on fourth and fifth graders participating in the program in Vancouver public schools. Students reported many positive benefits of the program: 82 percent of children reported having a more positive outlook, 81 percent learned to make themselves happy, and 58 percent of children tried to help others more often.
Original article: Jon Kabat-Zinn, TheGuardian.com) Mindfulness is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon, supported by increasingly rigorous scientific research, and driven in part by a longing for new practices that might help us to better apprehend and solve the challenges that threaten our health. This week a landmark British report will lay out recommendations for […]
Gloria María Abarca Obregón Mexico(Featured Article: Issue #107 August/September 2013) I have been a primary school teacher for 12 years and strangely enough I always wanted to be one. I love being a teacher and thanks to my job, I have had the opportunity to be in many diverse encounters and meet the most different […]
Tony Jenkins Director of Education, National Peace Academy (Welcome letter:Issue #87 September 2011) The 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks invites solemn reflection on the lives lost, the presumed path of justice pursued for most of a decade, and the lessons that remain to be learned. These reflections are almost always with me […]