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Everybody Present: Mindfulness in Education

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Everybody Present seeks to create a new kind of culture in our schools: one that counters stress and facilitates learning. It reframes the student-teacher relationship, showing teachers how to supplant antagonism and foster strong relationships by planting seeds of mindfulness in their students and encouraging them to embark on a mindfulness practice of their own.

Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Parallax Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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According to the authors, Nikolaj Flor Rotne and Didde Flor Rotne “Everybody Present: Mindfulness in Education” is meant to “demonstrate how mindfulness techniques can transform not just children but the adults who teach them.” Reading the title and the blurb on the back of the book, I assumed it was going to be mostly focused on children in the classroom and how to create a better environment for them to learn in. It does touch on this, but that is not what the main focus of the book is. There ...more
I enjoyed reading this book about mindfulness techniques but I felt that it didn't live up to my expectations--I thought that there would be a variety of examples about applying mindfulness in classroom settings, but most of the book was devoted to explaining the basic tenets of a mindfulness practice. All of the classroom examples in this book are from Danish primary schools. As a community college professor, I was hoping they would explore a wider variety of teaching scenarios.

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useful bits and I think an important resource for all teachers to reflect on and start an inquisitive and compassionate mindfulness preactice.
Melissa Tobin
Excellent reference for mindfulness practice in the classroom
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