Prof. Jennings Research Recommended by NYTimes

The New York Times | September 7, 2017

Cultivating Mindfulness for Educators Using Resources from The New York Times

Teaching can be a stressful job — and so can being a principal. Practicing mindfulness can serve as a valuable antidote to the stress many educators experience in juggling the competing demands common during the school day. Patricia A. Jennings’s study on the CARE for Teachers program, published this year, suggests that mindfulness-based interventions can “increase teacher social and emotional competence and the quality of classroom interactions.” Mindfulness practice has also been shown to alter the brain structure of practitioners in positive ways, improve concentration and emotional self-regulation, and decrease burnout symptoms, among many other benefits.