Morris H. Ervin, Jr.
is an educator, motivational speaker, and wellness coach committed to helping youth, families, schools, communities, and institutions turn fear into strength, and pain into passion. Morris is a mindfulness instructor at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and he was a public school teacher for ten years.
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 a chance to raise test scores, have fewer playground fights, and cultivate a more peaceful school environment?