Teaching Empathy

Source: TIME Magazine

  Read this interesting TIME magazine article about an educational program titled "Roots of Empathy," which is currently integrated in a Toronto public school.   … [Read more...]

A Call for “Three More Rs” in Education

Listen to this 2009 TED talk by Dr. Dan J. Siegel who explains why reflection, relationships, and resilience are skills that can transform our children's education and their lives. Dan Siegel is a Harvard-trained MD with a specialty in adult and child psychiatry.  He's a pioneer in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, which is about the mind, brain and relationships.  A professor of psychiatry at UCLA and co-director of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, he's the author of numerous books, including the recent Mindsight. … [Read more...]

Mindfulness and Stress Resilience for Middle School Parents

THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW. Lexington middle school parents are invited to an evening of mindfulness at the Diamond Middle School.  Mindfulness, also known as mindful awareness, helps us build stress resiliency by learning to balance what’s going on inside us with what’s happening around us.  In this 90-minute session, we will offer experiential teachings about mindfulness concepts and related practices, review common sources of stress and risk factors that adolescents face today, and discuss ways that parents of … [Read more...]

Faculty Workshop on Mindfulness and Yoga

Faculty Workshop For the faculty at the Stratton Elementary School in Arlington, which was recently awarded the 2010 Blue Ribbon award by the US Dept of Ed. Next workshop is Dec 16, 2010 for Stratton faculty Grades 3-5 What is mindfulness?  How can it help in the classroom? Mary Ann Christie Burnside, Ed.D., a former Lesley University professor, is the founder and executive director of Hearts and Minds, an organization that offers mindfulness education in the form of workshops, seminars, speaking engagements and personal … [Read more...]