is a mindfulness and social-emotional learning educator. She currently works at the Teaching Empathy Institute, where she designs curriculum, trains teachers, and works with students. Rachel has ten years of experience as a special and general education teacher in both public and private schools.
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?