Category Archives: Mindfulness in Education

Mindfulness Doesn’t Have to Be Whitewashed and Goal-Oriented

by Ankita Rao In the nebulous world that is American spirituality, it can be hard to trace a practice back to its origin. So many traditions and rituals—yoga, Sufism, Kabbalah—have made loop-de-loops across the world, morphing and twisting along the way before eventually landing in the digital folds […] … The apps, on the surface, are all seamless… Read More »

Digital Disruption in Mental Health

By John Stackhouse September 24, 2018 The new Apple Watch released earlier this month includes an FDA-approved heart-rate monitor, the latest example of how our digital devices are transforming healthcare. Now, entrepreneurs and innovators are turning their sights on mental health, hoping to transform the way we treat our minds just as technology has changed […] Click here… Read More »

The Problem With Our Phones

They are hugely useful of course but in many ways, we buy the advantages our phones give us at a subtly high price we don’t entirely recognise. Some reflections on how to live well around phones. […] CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Tom Kemp https://vimeo.com/user26596912 Click here to view original web page at www.youtube.com

I Was A Skeptic Of Mindfulness … Until I Tried To Make My Case

Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and hobbies are based on junk science or real evidence. Here’s the fourth entry, on the merits of mindfulness. Since this is FiveThirtyEight, I feel […] But as FiveThirtyEight’s science team assembled the junk… Read More »

The Life of the Party

This constant emotional communication is happening so subtly that most of us are unaware that it’s happening at all. It’s a powerful, unspoken language, which we give out and pick up on without even noticing. How is it possible that we are sending and picking up on emotional messages […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

A Mindful Minute Helps Students Arrive in the Classroom

At the start of class, Ms. O guides her students in a simple mindfulness meditation. This allows students to quiet their nervous systems and get ready to learn. “Arrive” was filmed at Gateway High School in San Francisco. To stay up to date on articles like this, sign up […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

Courses on coursera.com: Neuroscience

Click below for a selection of courses in neurosciences: https://www.coursera.org/courses?languages=en&query=neuroscience Click here to view original web page at www.coursera.org

Why Educators Trained in Neuroscience Continue to Believe in Neuromyths

“If educators were to take a class in neuroscience that did not specifically address neuromyths, it would be unlikely to help with dispelling the misconceptions that are most closely related to learning and education.” The battle against neuromyths is far from over. In a recent large-scale survey involving five […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »