News: Mindfulness Programs

Making Mountains Out of Molehills: Mindfulness and Growth Mindsets

Critical Research Questions the Impact of Both Dear Colleagues,    One of my biggest professional frustrations is when districts and schools say that they do not have time for professional developmen...

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The Year in Review: What We’ve Learned about Effective Educational Practices to Increase Student, Staff, and School Success

Reflections on Policies, Practices, Pronouncements, and ProgressDear Colleagues,IntroductionAs I begin to write this message—at 35,000 feet. . . finally heading home after four weeks of uninterrupted...

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Teaching Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Self-Management Skills to All Students: The Cognitive-Behavioral Science Underlying the Success of The Stop & Think Social Skills Program

Don’t We Really Just Want Students to “Stop & Think”? [Part III of III]Dear Colleagues,Introduction We have known for decades that students’ social, emotional, and behavioral competency and self...

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Teaching Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Self-Management Skills to All Students: The Cognitive-Behavioral Science Underlying the Success of "The Stop & Think Social Skills Program"

Don’t We Really Just Want Students to “Stop & Think”? [Part II of III]Dear Colleagues,Introduction: Mindfulness (and Part I of this Series) Revisited In Part I of this three-part series, we dis...

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New Articles Again Debunk “Mindfulness” in Schools

Teaching Emotional and Behavioral Self-Management through Cognitive-Behavioral Science and The Stop & Think Social Skills ProgramDon’t We Really Just Want Students to “Stop & Think”? [Part I o...

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Effective School-wide Discipline Approaches: Avoiding Educational Bandwagons that Promise the Moon, Frustrate Staff, and Potentially Harm Students

Implementation Science and Systematic Practice versus Pseudoscience, Menu-Driven Frameworks, and “Convenience Store” ImplementationDear Colleagues,IntroductionFor 30 years or more, “School Discipline”...

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