Daniel Rechtschaffen, MFT,
is a marriage and family therapist and author of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students. He organizes the Mindfulness in Education conference at the Omega Institute, and leads mindfulness trainings for schools and communities around the world.
Schools around the world are turning to mindfulness and social-emotional learning as an antidote for rising stress, emotional dysregulation, and attention deficit. In school systems that have adopted mindfulness, students and teachers are happier, more focused, more compassionate, emotionally regulated, and less impacted by stress. What school would pass up on a chance to raise test scores, have fewer playground fights, and cultivate a more peaceful school environment?