The book is an essential guide for teachers on how to incorporate simple mindfulness activities and strategies to help foster self-regulation in the classroom and beyond. There are instructions, scripts, worksheets, and ready to use templates. The book defines self-regulation as students' ability to manage their own attention, emotions, and behavior. Teachers learn how to help students strengthen their attention-regulation, emotion-regulation, and behavior-regulation skills. Supporting students' overall well-being, not just their intellectual progress, is the focus of this timely and important book.
Shelley Murphy has been a mindfulness practitioner and educator for more than 20 years. She is a lecturer at OISE-UT, where she teaches graduate courses in Mindfulness in Education, Literacy, Special Education, and Mental Health.