Mindfulness For Teachers

Some proofs and facts

What's the problem?

Teachers themselves report that workload, lack of collaborative time with colleagues, lack of

support from administrators, and the management of difficult student behavior in the

classroom are among the most stressful aspects of their jobs

Kyriacou, Chris. (2001). Teacher Stress: Directions for future research. Educational Review – EDUC REV. 53. 27-35. 10.1080/00131910120033628.

...and the worst thing?

Based on OECD data, up to one third of teachers in  Australia and other developed
countries leave within the first five years.

Ewing, R., & Manuel, J. (2005). Retaining early career teachers in the profession: New teacher narratives. Change: Transformations in Education, 8(1), 1-16.

The same old story: we can't change
a whole educational system...

But... We are free to choose
our response!

Can Mindfulness help?

Teachers randomized to mindfulness training (MT) showed greater mindfulness, focused attention and working
memory capacity, and occupational self-compassion, as well as lower levels
of occupational stress and burnout at post-program and
follow-up, than did those in the control condition.

Roeser, Robert & Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly & Jha, Amishi & Cullen, Margaret & Wallace, Linda & Wilensky, Rona & Oberle, Eva & Thomson, Kimberly & Taylor, Cynthia & Harrison, Jessica. (2013). Mindfulness Training and Reductions in Teacher Stress and Burnout: Results From Two Randomized, Waitlist-Control Field Trials. Journal of Educational Psychology. 105. 787. 10.1037/a0032093.


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