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Happy teachers change the world : a guide for cultivating mindfulness in education

Author: Nhất Hạnh, Thích; Katherine Weare
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, [2017]
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"Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative manual of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through higher education, these techniques are grounded in the everyday world of schools, colleges, and universities. Beginning firmly with teachers and all those working with students, including  Read more...
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Nhất Hạnh, Thích.
Happy teachers change the world.
Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017023802
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nhất Hạnh, Thích; Katherine Weare
ISBN: 9781941529638 1941529631
OCLC Number: 987376430
Description: xlv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Thich Nhat Hanh and Katherine Weare ; foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

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"Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative manual of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through higher education, these techniques are grounded in the everyday world of schools, colleges, and universities. Beginning firmly with teachers and all those working with students, including administrators, counselors, and other personnel, the Plum Village approach stresses that educators must first establish their own mindfulness practice since everything they do in the classroom will be based on that foundation. The book includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step techniques perfected by educators to teach themselves and to apply to their work with students and colleagues, along with inspirational stories of the ways in which teachers have made mindfulness practice alive and relevant for themselves and their students across the school and out into the community. The instructions in Happy Teachers Change the World are offered as basic practices taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by guidance from educators using these practices in their classrooms, with ample in-class interpretations, activities, tips, and instructions. Woven throughout are stories from members of the Plum Village community around the world who are applying these teachings in their own lives and educational contexts"--

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