Teach, Breathe, Learn
Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom
Foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh
In Teach, Breathe, Learn, Meena Srinivasan highlights how mindfulness can be an effective tool in the classroom. What makes this book truly unique is her perspective as a classroom teacher, wrestling daily with the conditions about which she writes.
Testimonials from students and colleagues are woven throughout the book. Teach, Breathe, Learn is designed for educators at all levels, parents interested in sharing mindfulness with their children, and anyone curious about how to cultivate their own mindfulness practice and eventually teach mindfulness to others.
Part 1 helps teachers develop compassion and shift from “reacting” to “responding” to demands.
Part 2 offers techniques for cultivating loving-kindness, gratitude and seeing students, colleagues, and parents as oneself.
The last section of the book introduces a curriculum teachers can use to incorporate mindfulness into their classroom, replete with lesson plans, handouts, and homework assignments.
Meena Srinivasan, MA, NBCT, is an experienced international educator and public speaker who is passionate about bringing mindfulness into education. She is one of the youngest educators to be awarded the prestigious National Board Certification. A contributor to United Nations publications and education curriculums, Srinivasan earned a Masters degree in Education from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the London School of Economics and Amherst College. After five years of being based in India, she taught 6th grade in Oakland, California before working for the Oakland Unified School District as a consultant on Mindful Curriculum. She lives in Oakland, CA.