Director, Israel Center for Mindfulness in Education
Mindfulness in Education: Insights, Stories & Outcomes. What programs may forget and what we need to remember
Mindfulness with children, if well adapted into education, creates a unique opportunity to cultivate children’s attention, self-awareness, emotional management, wellbeing and self-efficacy. Understanding these dimensions is crucial to any mindfulness in education program.
In this keynote presentation, Nimrod will introduce us toinnovative models of
mindfulness in education around the world, and to insights gained from his own initiative,
which has started 20 years ago, and seems to be among the first long-term whole-school
implementations in the world.
The presentation will focus on four main themes:
- Best hypothesis for successful implementations.
- Whole child perspectives of mindfulness in education.
- Long-term outcomes of mindfulness-based whole-school approaches.
- Challenges and opportunities in implementing mindfulness-based programs
Drawing on applied science, children’s feedbacks, observations and qualitative and
quantitative outcomes, the talk will guide us to the inner world of children: their deeper
needs, the way they perceive mindfulness, why they appreciate it, how they remember it,
and the life applications they do with it. Nimrod will summarize the lessons he has gathered
locally and globally, and the practical perspectives, strategies and skills needed for the
integration of mindfulness into education in a successful and rewarding way.